Cool as a cucumber – Volume (6) – (Article 6 of 8)

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Cool as a cucumber – Volume (6) – (Article 6 of 8)

by Dr. Marli Botha

If you say that someone is as cool as a cucumber, you are emphasizing that they are very calm and relaxed, especially when you would not expect them to be.

Here are 4 interesting facts about cucumbers.

  1. Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumber is actually a fruit.
  2. It’s high in beneficial nutrients, as well as certain plant compounds and antioxidants that may help treat and even prevent some conditions.
  3. Also, cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.
  4. Scientists have been hard at work debunking the idea that cucumbers are basically salad filler. According to the Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice, cucumbers contain a group of polyphenols called lignans, which may be helpful in treating estrogen-related cancers.

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