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Benefits of Cucumbers

"Cool Ways to Use Cukes," July/August 2011

The surprising benefits of cucumbers including cucumber for eyes.

Crunchy, juicy cucumbers don’t just refresh summer meals; they’re also low in calories (only 16 per cup) and deliver skin-firming vitamin C and caffeic acid, which may protect skin cells against UVB rays, a cause of wrinkles and age spots. They also provide loads of water—in fact, cukes are 95 percent water! Cucumbers aren’t just for munching—here are some of our favorite, unusual ways to use them:

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