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Cool as a cucumber

Cucumber recipes


As we near the end of June and the summer heat kicks in, if you are looking for ways to stay cool, fresh and healthy, cue the cucumber! Did you know that cucumbers are actually fruits? Made up of 96% water and various electrolytes, one of their key benefits is helping us stay hydrated. They are also a good source of minerals such as potassium and magnesium, which are essential for a healthy heart, muscles and nerves. Cucumbers contain vitamins A, C and K, and are full of antioxidants, too. And if you’ve had  little too much sun, slices of cucumber placed gently on puffy eyes or sunburned skin will help cool and soothe the irritation.

cucumber recipes and drinks

Happy summer, and do let us know in the comments below if you have other ideas or cucumber recipes to share.

Until the next time,

Sam and Claire

p.s. We have more hot-weather food ideas here




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