• Health Benefits of Cucumbers

    Cucumber contains small amounts of fibre as well as important minerals such as
    magnesium, potassium and calcium which help manage cholesterol and blood pressure levels respectively – both of which are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

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    Heart Health : Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, and Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician. The Heart Health Benefits of Cucumbers:
    Heart Health : Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, and Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician. The Heart Health Benefits of Cucumbers:
  • Heart Health : The Health Benefits of Cucumbers

    Originally from South Asia, cucumber is now grown across the globe and represents a versatile option to be used in the culinary sense as either a snack or salad.
    Comprised of 95% water, it is among the least nutrient dense members of the vegetable family.

                             

    The good news is that even a vegetable that is relatively low in nutrients still has a decent amount to offer nutritionally. Cucumbers contain between 2-4% per 100 gram serving of several nutrients of interest including fibre, zinc, calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium. These aren’t huge amounts, but it is important to note that one full cucumber is about 300 grams and given that cucumber is generally well-liked and easy to prepare, it is not unreasonable to consume multiple servings in one sitting. If cucumber is the only vegetable you consume daily, that might be a cause for concern – but it certainly
    isn’t devoid of nutritional value either!  Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health.   

    Cucumber contains small amounts of fibre as well as important minerals such as
    magnesium, potassium and calcium which help manage cholesterol and blood pressure levels respectively – both of which are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Heart Health : Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, and Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician. The Heart Health Benefits of Cucumbers:

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