Five reasons you should eat cucumbers

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Five reasons you should eat cucumbers

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It turns out there really is something to the saying "cool as a cucumber." Cucumbers literally stay cooler than the ambient temperature around them, making them a perfect snack during a heat wave.

Cucumbers were once thought to be devoid of nutrients. As it turns out, their most nutritious part is the dark green skin, so consider buying them organic to avoid the wax and pesticides that are often sprayed on conventional cukes.

Five reasons to cool down with cucumbers
1. They support proper bone development: Cucumbers are high in vitamin C, which plays a pivotal role in the creation of collagen, a key component in the development of the bone matrix as well as the development of healthy hair skin and nails. Recent research suggests that scurvy is still a health concern; an inadequate intake of vitamin C can cause modern day symptoms of this olden-days condition.

2. Cucumber is great for your heart: The skin of the cucumber contains caffeic acid; this is an antioxidant that is shown to prevent further damage to the cells of the heart following a heart attack. The most amount of damage that is caused by a heart attack is a result of the free radicals that are created, and caffeic acid helps to mop these up.

3. Prevent osteoporosis with cucumbers: As well as good amounts of vitamin C, cucumbers also contain a considerable amount of silica (orthosilicic acid) in their skin. Silica has been proven to work synergistically with calcium and vitamin D to increase collagen production in the bones and avoid deterioration and brittle bones, which can lead to fractures.

4. Keep your brain sharp with cukes: Cucumber contains a trace mineral called molybdenum, a vital component of many enzyme functions in the entire body, not just in our digestive tract. These reactions are needed for proper brain function, motor control and memory retention. Molybdenum is especially important in the enzyme functions of the brain.

5. It's the ultimate weight-loss food: Along with being high in fiber and water, cucumbers are one of the only vegetables containing the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan has the ability to convert into serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that elevates our mood. Tryptophan has recently been successful in stopping emotional and binge eating, and is being used with great success to treat obesity and curb appetite.
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Thx for the cool info. It is one of the few veggies daughter actually likes, good thing I have a bumper crop of them this year! :sunshine:
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I'm so jealous, I don't have one yet. Lots of plants, zero fruit.
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Bsuds wrote:Don't like them, they repeat on me. Don't like them, they repeat on me. Don't like them, they repeat on me. Don't like them, they repeat on me. Don't like them, they repeat on me. Don't like them, they repeat on me. Don't like them, they repeat on me. Don't like them, they repeat on me. Don't like them, they repeat on me. Don't like them, they repeat on me.

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That's not the only thing that repeats on me.
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