Cucumbers Nutrients and Benefits

cucumbersCucumbers are great vegetables to go just about with any breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Cucumbers are a great choice to if you want to increase your water and fiber consumption. When selecting in the store try selecting an organic one or the ones with no wax on them, but if you still select the one with the wax on it, then we really recommend peeling the waxed skin off of the cucumber. Cucumbers have great ingredients too:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
– Molybdenum
– Potassium
– Manganese
– Folate
– Dietary Fiber
– Tryptophan
– Magnesium
– Low Carbohydrates
– Natural Sugar
– Lots of water
– Calcium

Cucumbers have these great benefits:
– Reduce swelling
– Soothes skin irritations
– promotes muscle health
– promotes tendon health
– promotes ligament health
– promotes cartilage health
– promotes bone health
– promotes skin health
– heals swollen eyes
– heals burns
– heals dermatitis
– promotes healthy blood pressure levels

So, go ahead and enjoy your cucumber and preferably in a fresh way and not the pickled way, but if you really like pickled ones, then it’s fine too, but make sure when you buy pickles that they don’t have colors added to them… Yeah… can you believe that, they even added dangerous colors to pickles.

Beets Nutrients and Benefits

beetsDid you know that Beets are not as expensive as you thought, just look at their prices next time you’re in the store and by them to see if it’s worth it for you. Before you’ll start saying anything negative about beets here are the vitamins and nutrients that you’ll find in the red beautiful and juicy beets:

  • Phosphorus
  • Sodium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • A Vitamin
  • C Vitamin
  • Niacin
  • Biotin
  • Folic acid

Also, here is what the beets are good for:

  • Beets help protect against heart disease
  • Beets help protect from birth defects
  • Beets help prevent certain cancers, especially colon cancer
  • Beets help the liver to detoxify and heal it too
  • Beets lower homocysteine
  • Beets improve the production of stomach acids
  • Beets help your body get rid of toxins, heavy metals and excess hormones

Beets are also low in calories and fat, and they are naturally delicious, just search the internet or your own cooking book for the great recipes that include beets.