Friday, November 18, 2011

Foods with Benefits: Cucumbers

  • they're a good source of anti-oxidants to help fight free radicals
  • they have anti-cancer properties, particulary for estrogen related cancers (breast, ovary, uterus, prostate)
  • may assist in reduced risk of cardio-vascular disease
  • the skin is a good source of fibre
  • contains many nutrients, and is considered a good source of Vit. A & C, potassium, molybdenum and folic acid
  • they're very low in calories (only about 14 calories per 100g of cucumber) (btw, anything that contains less than 20 calories per serving is considered calorie-free food, so you can have as much as you want!) :)

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