The Humble Cucumber - So much more than a salad staple!

Did you know cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day .........

Just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium and Zinc.

Feeling tired in the afternoon, hours before home-time and the bad munchie choices fog your mind?  With its B Vitamins and Carbohydrates it can provide a healthy pick-me-up that lasts for hours.  

No more Red Bull for You!

Cucumbers on their own offer hydration with their water content, but add a few slices to water and it pleasantly adds aroma and subtle taste, which makes drinking your daily water much easier.

There are so many more uses for cucumbers that you wouldn't think of - cleaning your shoes, de-fogging the bathroom mirror, freshening your breath (instead of sugary mints/gum) .......

...... but my favourite is in decreasing/avoiding the painful hangover or bad headache.  Eat a few slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumber contains enough sugars, B Vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost on that big night out.

Tip:  Also drink a glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume and you are hydrating before any dehydrating can occur...  more on the essentials of water for the human body next time.

So what are you waiting for - go get yourself some cucumbers today.

Laura G