My summer garden this past season included a bumper crop of cucumbers, and what a treat they were.
Cucumbers add a delicious crunch to salads, and they are tasty by themselves as a quick snack, especially on a hot day. Like their cousin, the watermelon, cucumbers are made up of 95 percent water, making them a good source of hydration.
However, the benefits of cucumbers extend far beyond their taste and their water content. Here are 10 reasons you should be eating them all year long.
1. Digestive health. Cucumbers contain two ingredients that help support your digestive system – water and fiber. Cucumber skin contains insoluble fiber, which helps food move through your digestive tract, reducing constipation.
A word of warning: Cucumbers sold in supermarkets often have been waxed as a protective measure for transport and handling. While these waxes are supposed to beThis post was originally published on this site