Food focus – Cucumber

Most of you will already be big fans of healthy ingredients, but there is nothing like reminding ourselves about how nutritious some of our favourite food are. We love thinking about how foods nourish our body as we eat them. We are starting a food focus series, showcasing some of our favourite produce from The Island Experience retreats starting with cucumbers.

In a world that is so focused on superfoods, it’s sometimes easy to forget how good some more ‘common’ foods are for us. Cucumbers are a prime example.  These super hydrating fruits are a great kidney cleanser and have an alkalising effect on the body. They contain the enzyme erepsin which helps to digest proteins and are a real treat on the body due to their high water content and low sugar content.

Cucumber juice is very refreshing. A simple but very hydrating combination is cucumber with, apple and celery.

Try 1 cucumber with 1 apple and 4-6 ribs of celery.

Cucumbers also make a great afternoon snack as crudites with humous or guacamole. Yum!

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