Did you know cucumbers are classified as a fruit? According to the European Food Information Council, any edible that develops from a blossom on a plant and produces at least one seed is considered a fruit. Here are a few more:
You get the idea!
Why is this fruit so important to our wellness?
How to get more cucumbers in your diet?
Grow your own or purchase organic cucumbers at the local farmers market.
Once you get them home wash and store them in the crisper of your refrigerator to maintain their freshness.
A few ways I like to eat them are sliced in water and raw with tzatziki dip. Keep reading for my easy recipes!
Infused Cucumber De-Tox Water
Slice 1-2 cucumbers ¼” thick
2 slices of fresh lemon
Stir in glass pitcher
1 cup of plain low-fat Greek yogurt
2 cloves of garlic, peeled & minced
1 cup of peeled and shredded cucumber
1/2 tbsp of chopped fresh dill (not dried!)
¼ tsp Kosher salt
¼ tsp of fresh ground black pepper
I am not a physician and no product I mention is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This information is intended for educational purposes only. You are encouraged to do your own research and make the best decisions for your wellness.
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