What to Eat Wednesday II

We made it to Wednesday!!!

I have had an extremely busy last 5-6 days and have lots of recipes and events to share with you! But first, let’s talk about What to Eat Wednesday! This week we are talking about cucumbers!!


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Cucumbers are a great vegetable to have on hand at all times. It is full nutrients, very low in calories,  and can help with weight and heart health.

Heart Healthy: contain no saturated fat or cholesterol. Cucumbers are a good source of plant sterols which help decrease cholesterol, as well as containing potassium, magnesium, and fiber which help regulate your blood pressure.

Weight managament: The peel of the cucumber is chalk full of fiber, keeps you full longer as well as helps relieve constipation. It also acts as a diuretic helping get rid of excess fluid as well as helping get rid of toxins from the GI system.

Supports bone health: Cucumbers contain high amounts of vitamin K which aids in bone strength by promoting the continued building of bones.

Hydration helper: It is 95% water , so eating a cucumber will help rehydrate you as well as decreasing puffiness in skin, keeping your skin looking smooth and hydrated.

Cancer fighter: Cucumbers have antioxidants called lignans that can help decrease the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer. It also contains beta carotene, vitamin C, and Vitamin A which help stop free radicals from damaging healthy cells and progression of disease processes.

Here are a few  recipes on how i plan to use cucumbers this week:

Cucumber sandwiches 

Cucumber and watermelon Salad

Cucumber Salsa






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