Some of the Many Uses of Cucumbers

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Cucumbers are very delicious vegetables and they are a constituent part of numerous kinds of salads. Apart from being delicious, they are also very healthy because they provide one’s body with nutrients that are essential for one’s overall health.

“Like watermelon, cucumbers are made up of mostly (95 percent) water, which means eating them on a hot summer day can help you stay hydrated…With vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical American diet…Plus, cucumbers contain unique polyphenols and other compounds that may help reduce your risk of chronic diseases and much, much more.” (Dr. Mercola, 9 Health Benefits of Cucumbers)

Raw cucumbers, together with their peel, contain potassium, vitamins K and C and are a great source of phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, pantothenic acid and vitamin A. They also have very low…

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