Cucumbers

Facts:

Cucumbers have been around for a very long time. They were first domestically grown in India around the 2nd and 3rd millennia BC. It is even said that Christopher Columbus took cucumbers to Haiti in 1494. Interestingly enough there are several different things you can use a cucumber for. You can use a cucumber for bad breath if you hold a slice to the roof of your mouth. Cucumber can also be used to erase ink, Its waxy skin will slowly remove it. The term cool as a cucumber is actually referring to the fact that cucumbers have the ability to cool the temperature of blood. Cucumber is actually made up of 95% water.

Health Benefits:

Cucumbers like many other vegetables have the ability to help with cancer mostly being estrogen related cancers such as breast, uterus, prostate, and ovarian cancer. Cucumbers are high in fiber so they a great thing to us when it comes to constipation, cucumbers even promote stronger, healthier hair and nails. Cucumbers are a very hydrating food that are rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, silicon, and potassium. Fresh cucumber juice is a great cleanse and detox for the whole body.

Recipe:

3 English cucumbers

2 stalks celery, reserving leaves if desired

1/2 medium white onion

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

2 1/2 teaspoons champagne vinegar

Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:  

With a vegetable peeler, shave cucumbers into wide ribbons, stopping when you reach seeds; reserve 1 center. Thinly slice celery stalks and onion; place in a large bowl along with cucumber ribbons. In a blender, puree reserved cucumber center, mayonnaise, cilantro, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper and add to bowl. Toss to combine and top with celery leaves if desired.

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