Cool & Crispy Cucumber Recipes For Summer

Cool & Crispy Cucumber Recipes For Summer

Is there a single food that’s a cool as a cucumber? Is summer even summer if you don’t incorporate refreshing, hydrating cucumbers into your diet? You can make a citrusy salsa, cold soup, cucumber noodle salad, or even an electrolyte-rich detox water. The cucumber is an essential summer ingredient that not only tastes crisp, but also has numerous health benefits. 

Health Benefits Of Cucumbers

The cucumber offers a refreshing, crisp taste and high water content. They help relieve dehydration by supplying the body with important electrolytes and phytonutrients. According to dietitians, it’s possible to satisfy 20-30% of the necessary fluid intake through diet alone. Foods like cucumbers and watermelons are greatly beneficial in this effort. 

Cucumbers also offer phytonutrient compounds, lignans and cucurbitacins, which exhibit anti-cancer properties. According to recent studies, cucurbitacins may help block signaling pathways that are necessary for cancer cell multiplication and survival. One study found that they can inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer cells. The lignans in cucumbers may protect against cancer by interacting with bacteria in the digestive tract. The research concluded that bacteria took lignans and converted them into enterodial and enterolactone compounds. These bind to estrogen receptors to reduce the risk of estrogen-related cancers, including endometrial, breast, and ovarian cancers. 

As detailed earlier in this article, cucumbers can help hydrate the body. That’s great news for your skin, but you can also apply cucumbers topically. The reason that spas apply cucumbers to the eyes is because cucumbers work to decrease swelling and inflammation. If you need to decrease under-eye puffiness or remedy a sunburn, cucumbers are an excellent choice!

Cucumber Recipes

Check out the following cucumber recipes and see which ones you like best. They are all 100% cleanse-approved if you happen to be using one of our cleanses. Additionally, they are kind of a big dill. We don’t apologize for the pun.

Raw Cucumber Dill Dip

Perfect for you next party or personal snack time session, this cucumber dip tastes like you’ve mastered the flavors of the Mediterranean.

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Cucumber Lime Electrolyte Drink

Hydrating with this electrolyte drink before a workout may help prevent you from experiencing muscle cramps or spasms.

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Spicy Cucumber, Avocado, Tomato & Onion Salad

A great salad is often very simple because simple recipes are the most delicious, just like this cucumber avocado, tomato & onion salad.

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Cucumber Noodle Salad With Thai Basil Dressing

Take a culinary trip to Thailand with this cucumber noodle salad! It has sweet, spicy, umami, and acidic flavors that wake up your taste buds.

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Mango, Avocado, & Cucumber Salad

Is this the perfect salad recipe? We think it is! Indulge in the balanced flavors and textures of this mango avocado cucumber salad.

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Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca

This tangy, refreshing cucumber mint agua fresca is the perfect summertime beverage. If the sun is shining, this drink will cool you down.

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