High in nutrients, including fiber, protein, vitamins C + K, Magnesium, and more (make sure to eat the skin for maximum nutrition). The antioxidants in cucumbers help flush out toxins. Promotes hydration and can help meet your daily fluid needs—they’re made up of 96% water! May lower blood sugar levels. Great for digestion! Supplies skin-friendly minerals. Revives the eyes—think spa day and cucumber slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness and under-eye bags. Refreshes the mouth and heals diseased gums. Keeps kidneys healthy! Makes hair and nails stronger.
Super green detox.
Did you know that cucumbers are actually fruits, not vegetables? They also offer some pretty impressive health benefits as well, such as:
It’s is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising a healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.
Directions: 1. If using a juicer: Add all the above ingredients, except chia seeds, to a juicer and juice. Stir in chia seeds before drinking. 2. If using a blender: Add all the above ingredients to a blender along with 1 cup chilled water. Add ice if desired. Blend until smooth. If no pulp is desired, strain smoothie through a fine mesh strainer before drinking.
When it comes to daily nutrition, Apples contain vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, fiber, calcium, potassium, and phytonutrients (which helps to protect our bodies from free radicals).