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a April 9th, 2012

  1. Cooling Cucumber Salad

    April 9, 2012 by Kristin



    Cucumbers don’t usually get as much attention as other vegetables.  However, they are just as beneficial.  According to whfoods.com, ”Cucumbers are now known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol–three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several cancer types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.”  Cucumbers are also very low in calories, 16 calories in just one cup.  They also have a high water content, which can help you rid yourself of other toxins.

    Here is my favorite cucumber salad recipe:

    Ingredients:

    • 2-3 cucumbers
    • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
    • 1/3 cup of rice vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon of garlic
    • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon of dill weed
    • 1 packet of truvia natural sweetener

    Directions:

    1. Peel and slice the cucumbers into small cubes
    2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
    3. Enjoy!

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