Cucumbers are mostly composed of water, but believe me–they pack a lot of nutrition! The flesh of cucumbers is a very good source of vitamins A, C, and folic acid. The hard skin is rich in fiber and a variety of minerals including magnesium, silica, molybdenum, and potassium. These minerals contribute to the strength of our connective tissue—connective tissue is what holds our body together. 🙂
Cucumbers are great for alkalizing the blood, so try this idea for a budget friendly and body balancing snack:
- 2 large cucumbers
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 4 teaspoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
- Cut cucumbers into very thin slices.
- In a small bowl combine vinegar, sugar, salt and ginger. Mix well. Place cucumbers inside of the bowl; stir so that cucumbers are coated with the mixture. Refrigerate the bowl of cucumbers for at least 1 hour before serving.