There really is something cool and refreshing about a cucumber. That iconic cucumber slice placed under your eyes soothes your skin, or you can add a slice to spruce up a drink – from water to your favorite cocktail.
Cucumbers are a healthy option, with no fat and a slew of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, and vitamin C. But cucumbers do so much more than that. They actually do cool down the temperature of your blood, can reduce swelling when applied topically, and might help lower blood sugar and keep you regular. What’s more, they can help reduce stress, boost energy, freshen breath, and even prevent hangovers. Now that’s cool.