Authentic Food of the Day: Cucumbers

I love to snack on crunchy foods and that’s one of the reasons why I love cucumbers so much! There is nothing better than dipping a freshly sliced cucumber halves into a bowl of hummus or veggie dip. Cucumbers are known for their concentration of silica, a mineral that is an essential component of collagen. That is why cucumber juice is recommended as a good way to improve the complexion and health of skin. The high water content makes cucumbers naturally hydrating which is why they are sometimes placed topically on the skin. They can help with a variety of skin problems including swelling under the eyes and sunburn. These crunchy vegetables are a good source of potassium, magnesium, and fiber. They are also a good source of folate, a B vitamin that is important in maintaining a healthy heart.

DID YOU KNOW:

– Cucumbers are a good source of fiber, adding them to salads is a great way to help get your recommended daily intake.

– Cucumbers are a great source of vitamin C and a phytonutrient called caffeic acid, which prevents water retention.