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3 Cooling Cucumber Recipes | Care2 Healthy Living: Cucumbers are as versatile as they are delicious, and prevent...

3 Cooling Cucumber Recipes | Care2 Healthy Living: Cucumbers are as versatile as they are delicious, and prevent...

The old idiom “cool as a cucumber” has been overused for certain, but not without good reason. Sure the flesh of a cucumber is seemingly always cool to the touch (unless you cook it, but who would want to do that?), but cucumbers have inherent cooling and hydrating properties. Besides being loaded with water, potassium, and electrolytes, they are also very rich in vitamin C and caffeic acid, both being compounds that help prevent water retention on hot and punishing days. And unlike some other greens that hold less appeal, cucumbers are as versatile as they are delicious.

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/3-cool-cucumber-recipes-...

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