Cucumbers

Cucumber contains antioxidants and the ability to ward off free-radical damage.With the antioxidants and heat reducing qualities of cucumbers they are also wonderful for puffiness of the skin and help cool down the body temperature.

Cool Cucumbers

 

How to Choose and Keep

It is best to choose those that are refrigerated. They should be nice medium to dark green and firm. They are best organic, as they're i the dirty dozen. Make sure to store them in fridge and use within one week.

Preparation

Clean the wax off the outside with some diluted white vinegar. Then either peel if needed or keep skin on. Much of the nutrients are in the outside of the cucumber.

Nutrients

Vitamin K, Molybdenum, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Biotin, and Magnesium

Action Steps

1. Sunburn: If aloe vera is out a reach cut a few slices of fresh cucumber and gently pat affected skin

2. Hot Day beverage: Fill a pitcher of ice water. Add 1 sliced cucumber to the water and enjoy the cooling refreshment all day

3. Baggy eyes: You’ve seen those spa pictures. Do just like that. Take 2 slices of cucumbers and apply to the eyes. Put on some relaxing music and relax for about 15 minutes.

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