C is for Cucumber + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the third installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

C is for Cucumber

Cucumbers are 96% alkaline water and low in calories. They contain fiber, potassium, ß-carotene and α-carotene, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-B, vitamin-K, vitamin-D, B1, B6, folate, calcium, magnesium, silica, zea-xanthin and lutein.

The alkaline water, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in cucumber promote health in many ways including:

  • Cleansing and hydrating properties
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Reduces constipation
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Helps diabetics
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps reduce blood pressure and heart rates
  • Scavenges for free radicals
  • Mild diuretic property
  • Promotes healthy teeth and gums
  • Promotes osteotrophic (bone mass building) activity
  • Aids in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage
  • Promotes joint health
  • Sun and wind burn relief
  • Tightens skin and reduces puffiness when applied topically

Cucumber recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with C:

  • Chestnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut milk
  • Canola oil
  • Chard
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Coriander
  • Chili peppers
  • Chives
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Collard greens

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board.  Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: D is for Dairy-Free Milk.

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