This week at the Union Club Tacoma we will be serving a refreshing blend of Cucumber and Mint infused water. Not only does it tastes great, it has added health benefits as well!
As a member of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants, cucumbers contain high levels of nutrients known as cucurbitacins, which may have anticancer properties. These properties may prevent cancer cells from proliferating and surviving. Cucumbers contain cucurbitacins A, B, C, D, and E.
With vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical American diet.
According to the articles the benefits of cucumbers include fighting off breast, prostate and other cancers, fighting inflammation, managing stress, aiding indigestion, freshening your breath, supporting your heart and cucumbers are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins!
the popular herb has several benefits which include proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue and headache, treatment of asthma, memory loss, and skin care problems. Mint, the well known mouth and breath freshener
Hopefully this refreshing blend will encourage you to drink more water! When you are hydrated your are better able to concentrate (i.e. get more work done!) the list of other benefits goes on and on.