Write For Us


Cool As A Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of those vegetables that you find almost anywhere. In different shapes and sizes and shades of green, they are the 4th most widely cultivated vegetable in the world. And I happen to love them. Right now, here in India the local “kakdi” is in season. Long, thin, light green and super crunchy and delicious. So here is my ode to the cucumber: a list of health benefits and a few recipes to inspire you to eat more of them..[post_ads_2]
  1. Cucumbers are more than 90% water which makes them very hydrating. They grow in warm weather which is obviously the perfect time to include them in your diet as they have cooling properties as well.
  2. They are a low calorie food which makes them a perfect snack.
  3. They are a natural diuretic; helping to reduce water retention and they have a mild cleansing action.
  4. Cucumbers are high in phytonutrients including 3 different kinds of lignans which have been linked to reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  5. They are high in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory in nature due to their high level of vitamin K.
  6. Cucumbers pack a decent dose of Vitamin C, beta-carotene, manganese, potassium, magnesium, Vitamin B5 and silica.
  7. Most of these nutrients are found in the skin and the seeds so try to buy organic cucumbers and eat them with the skin. You could eat conventionally grown cucumbers with the skin on if they are not waxed and after cleaning them well with a vegetable brush under running water.
  8. Apparently, the saying “cool as a cucumber” is actually based on a scientific fact: the inside of a cucumber can be up to 10 degrees Celsius cooler then the outside air.
Courtesy : Monique Jhingon


Recommended by


Acne,1,Advice,31,AIDS,1,Alcohol,3,Alternative Treatments,2,Animal Health,1,Asthma,1,Autism,1,Back Pain,12,Cancer,29,Children's Health,20,Clinical Practice,1,Dandruff,1,Dental Health,10,Dentistry,1,Depression,5,Diabetes,16,Diet,68,Disease,26,Drink,27,Drugs,3,Ears,1,Exercises,11,Eye Health,10,Fat Loss,84,Features,42,Fitness,197,Fitness & Exercise,48,Food,79,Fruits,3,General,7,Get Healthy,54,Halloween,1,he,1,Headache,8,Health,62,Health & Fitness,276,Health Care,77,Health Insurance,1,Healthy,9,Healthy Eating,83,Healthy Habits,85,Healthy Living,61,HIV/AIDS,2,Legs,1,LifeStyle,3,Massage,5,Meditation,12,Men & Women,11,Men's Health,2,Mental Health,51,Multiple Sclerosis,1,Muscle Gain,1,Nutrition,108,Oral,2,Pain,15,Pregnancy,19,Psychology,1,Recipes,39,Safety,5,Self Help,4,Sex,4,Sexual Health,6,Shaving,1,Skin Care,22,Sleep,25,Smile,1,Special,3,Special Feature,119,Special Features,34,Stress Relief,5,Stroke,1,Teeth,5,Therapy,4,Tips,35,True Health,5,Vegetables,3,Weight Gain,17,Weight Loss,399,Wellness,24,Women's Health,40,Yoga,29,
Health & Fitness: Cool As A Cucumber
Cool As A Cucumber
Health & Fitness
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy