Are cucumbers good for you?



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    Of course! Cucumbers are loaded with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron.  Additionally, tests have shown that cucumbers contain molybdenum, an anti-oxidant shown to help prevent cancer.  Lastly, cucumbers help keep your nervous functions health as well as kidney functions, and ability for your bodies cells to produce energy.

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    In addition to all of the minerals cucumbers contain, they are very low in calories (15 calories/100 grams) and have a good amount of fiber at 0.5g/100g.  They’re also a great source of potassium (147mg/100g) which is an electrolyte that helps reduce blood pressure and heart rate by balancing the harmful effects of sodium.

    Cucumbers also have a large amount of vitamin K (17 mcg/100g) which has been found to have a role in building bone strength and promoting bone mass.  

    Further research has shown that cucumbers play a role in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease by limiting neuron damage in the brain. 

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    Of course cucumbers in and of themselves are good for you, but you have to be careful!  Cucumbers grown conventionally are among the most pesticide-ridden produce available.  This is frequently attributed to the dangerous combination of high water content and thick skin, which locks in pesticides applied during their growth.  So, along with all those wonderful nutrients, you’re likely to get a small dose of poison as well.  If you really want a cucumber that’s nothing but good for you, I suggest growing it organically yourself.  Not only can you rest assured that it’s free of toxins, but it will taste much better (and you’ll get that warm fuzzy feeling of eating something you grew all by yourself).

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