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Cool & Hydrated As a Cucumber

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

  Cucumbers-they’re in season in many parts of the country now (not where I live, but they’re coming soon!) What are the benefits of eating these delicious, summertime bites? Think they’re only crunchy and tasty in a salad?! Well, they’re ultra hydrating! They’re comprised of 96% water! Why do you care? In the summer, we lose fluids faster than during cold weather. While that is obvious to most, you’re losing more than just water in your sweat. You’re also losing electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals in your body that carry charged particles. These charged particles are responsible for maintaining the proper...

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