Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

Cucumber water is a popular detox drink infused with antioxidants and essential nutrients. Recent studies show that this health drink can confer several health benefits, from glowing skin to weight loss. If incorporated into a balanced diet, cucumber water helps to promote optimal health. It also takes no more than 15 minutes to make a … Continue reading Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

Cucumber vs. zucchini – they’re both deceptively similar, but offer unique health benefits

Cucumbers are usually consumed cold or served in salads while zucchinis are often cooked or used for baking. Despite their differences, both plants share some similarities, especially when it comes to their nutritional profiles. Did you know that zucchini is classified as a vegetable while cucumber is classified as both a fruit and a vegetable? Nutritional … Continue reading Cucumber vs. zucchini – they’re both deceptively similar, but offer unique health benefits

A cucumber a day keeps the heart doctor away

The old folk wisdom “an apple day keeps the doctor away” just got an upgrade, thanks to the work of Italian researchers. Only now, it’s cucumbers instead of apples, and heart doctors instead of regular ones. In their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they showed that the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) can protect the … Continue reading A cucumber a day keeps the heart doctor away

Cucumbers suppress inflammation in vascular endothelial cells

An Italian study investigated the anti-inflammatory properties of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) on vascular endothelial cells that line the inner side of blood vessels. It concluded that cucumber-derived extracts could protect the endothelium’s vulnerable cells against the inflammation caused by lipopolysaccharides. The study was supported by the University of Bologna. Its findings were published in the journal BMC … Continue reading Cucumbers suppress inflammation in vascular endothelial cells

Cucumber extract found to improve exercise performance

If you’re looking to give your exercise performance a bit of a boost without doing anything dangerous, cucumber extract might just fit the bill. According to a new study carried out by the independent clinical research organization QPS, people who took branded cucumber extract capsules twice a day had higher exercise performance, as well as improved … Continue reading Cucumber extract found to improve exercise performance

Superfood Smoothie Recipe with Pineapple and Cucumber

Source: Superfood Smoothie Recipe with Pineapple and Cucumber by Dr. Edward Group This superfood smoothie is sweet, tart, and refreshing. It’s the perfect way to start your day, especially if you’re trying a new diet or performing a cleanse. With just five ingredients, this recipe is a breeze to whip up in the morning. And, it’s … Continue reading Superfood Smoothie Recipe with Pineapple and Cucumber

Reduce food waste by learning how to store fresh fruits and vegetables properly

The average American household wastes more than 30 percent of the food it obtains. Unfortunately, this wasteful habit has financial and environmental consequences. To reduce food waste, store food properly, shop better and start meal planning. Basic tips for storing produce properly When storing fresh fruits and vegetables, remember these three important factors: ethylene, airflow and temperature. Some … Continue reading Reduce food waste by learning how to store fresh fruits and vegetables properly

Emergency shelter essentials: 7 Things you need for hassle-free off-grid living

If you plan to evacuate and wait things out at a safe location when SHTF, you’ll need more than a bug-out bag. Before it’s time to bug out when disaster strikes, prepare essentials like a backup power source, water and space for a survival garden in your emergency shelter. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) Preparing your off-grid shelter before SHTF ensures … Continue reading Emergency shelter essentials: 7 Things you need for hassle-free off-grid living

Top 8 tasty and nutritious vegetables for juicing

Juicing is a great way to improve your overall health, especially if you’re looking for a quick and convenient way to boost your nutrient intake. But if you’re new to juicing, it can be rather difficult to choose which vegetables to use when making a green juice. Below are eight of the most nutritious vegetables that you can use … Continue reading Top 8 tasty and nutritious vegetables for juicing

5 Food storage lessons from World War II

Prepping isn’t an easy endeavor but modern preppers have it easier compared to those who experienced World War II (WWII). Back in the early 1940s, people had to survive on war rations, which would have made feeding a large family difficult, especially if you were on a limited budget. But despite these difficult times, people endured … Continue reading 5 Food storage lessons from World War II