Friday, August 31, 2012

Eat your Cucumbers.




Since I have had a steady supply of cucumbers this summer, I have noticed something: Cucumbers give me an instant burst of energy and well being. I dare even say that nothing else I eat works as quickly as this cucumber to make me feel good. Why? I wondered. I researched it for you all today and I am super impressed with this creation.

First off, although there isn't much taste and it doesn't seem like it should be a super veggie, it contains one of my very favorite vitamin of all! B12! B12 is huge for energy and cellular function. It also has A, C, B6 and folate, to name a few. Since it is such a water based veggie, it is absorbed pretty quickly. Not a huge time frame to break it down. That is why I feel such an instant pick up.

In addition, their is only 16 calories per cup if you were a calorie counting type. The cucumber will help to normalize body temperature which we need here in the Hot AZ summer. It contains 3 different phytonutrients to help fight cancer. The Vitamin K helps fight against bone loss and arthritis. It also helps fight against diabetes. It will help regulate the PH level in the body by neutralizing acidity which we all need. An acidic body is a welcome site to illness. 

I could go on and on but the bottom line is; eat a cucumber every day. I just drank mine. I went out and picked a fat Armenian and put it in a blender with a few watermelon chunks, water and some ice. I drank down a tall glass, gave one to my son and I feel so much better! I was dragging this morning. Now I am ready to go work out with Leandro ( My Beach Body friend). 

Grab a cucumber. You can get the pesticide free ones from Costco if you don't have a nice little trellis of them like I do in the back yard. Sorry, I won't share. I need the energy. 30 preschoolers, you know. 

4 comments:

Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

Great post. I love cucumbers and eat them, a lot of them every week. Thanks for all the information.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

oh my gosh that is a jumbo cucumber! lucky you!

kristy @ coconutmama said...

Psst...I nominated you for the Sunshine Award!

http://www.coconutmama.com/2012/08/31/the-sunshine-award/

Great job on the cucumbers!!

heather said...

I love cucumbers too! Here's a recipe I like
http://www.eat-yourself-skinny.com/2012/04/sweet-cucumber-red-onion-dill-salad.html