Cucumber not only tastes good but good for you!

ID-10058744We all know cucumbers are a great light salad ingredient but what most of us do not know is they have several health benefits.
Cucumber can help in keeping your body hydrated.They have been know to help fight some forms of cancer.A good natural way to control blood pressure.
And are great in aiding digestion.And these are just a few of the natural health benefits of a cucumber.
And as the following recipe will show they are not just for salads anymore.

Spicy Cucumber−Avocado Soup
1/2 firm−ripe California avocado
1 1/2 pounds cucumbers, cut into 1/2−inch pieces
1 (8−oz) container plain low−fat yogurt (1 cup)( Greek Yogurt is a great substitute)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh jalapeno chile with seeds
1 cup small ice cubes
Garnish: diced avocado and chopped chives
Peel and pit avocado. Blend all ingredients in a blender until
very smooth, about 1 minute.


Image courtesy of David Castillo