Cucumber Diet

Looking for something low in calories, low in fat, filling and yes – handsome?  Then you might be enticed by the perky cucumber.

Cucumbers act as a diuretic and aid in removing trapped water from the body.  Too much salt in the diet may encourage water retention and water weighs very heavily on the scales. So the next time your meal contains a bit more salt than you would have liked, grab a serving of cucumber.

Calories in Cucumber

circle03_orange.gif 5 ounces of cucumber contain about 20 calories

circle03_orange.gif 1/2 of a medium cucumber contain about 20 calories

circle03_orange.gif 1 medium cucumber contains about 40 calories

Diet Cucumber Foodnotes:

To remove the bitterness from cucumbers, cut off the top from the stem-end of the cucumber.  Rub it against the exposed flesh of the cucumber and a foam will appear.  Wash, then you are ready to enjoy your cucumber.

Cucumbers are often waxed before they reach your market. Be sure to remove the peel before consumption.

Individuals allergic to aspirins may experience an allergic reaction to cucumbers.

Cucumbers make a delicious, healthy snack for dieters and non-dieters alike.

Cucumber Nutritional Values

A five-ounce serving of cucumber contains about: 1.5 grams of dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein, 12% RDA of Vitamin C, a trace of saturated fat and zero cholesterol. 

The Cucumber Diet Recipes

cucumber.gif Cucumber Salsa: Peel cucumber then chop into tiny cubes, removing the seeds if desired.  Add chopped tomato, chopped onion and chopped cilantro for a thick tasty diet salsa.

cucumber.gif Cucumber Garden Salad: Mix 1/2 chopped cucumber with the following chopped ingredients: lettuce, tomato, bell pepper, apple, parsley.  Add salt and pepper; toss. Drizzle with a bit of fat-free vanilla yogurt that has been mixed with a few poppy seeds.

cucumber.gif Cucumber Medley: Mix the following and gently scoot into a pretty bowl of your favorite vinegar: thinly sliced cucumbers and onions.

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1 Comment

  1. Khushi

    I love cucumber especially in raita. Thank you for the recipes. I am waiting for my son to catch on.

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