“This crispy and hydrating vegetable is a perfect addition to the diet when you are increasing your physical activity and cutting calories,” Morrow says. The vegetable provides B vitamins, fiber, and multiple antioxidant phytonutrients, helping your muscles recover faster from a workout. Plus, cukes are a portable and satisfying snack and go well with healthy staples like hummus and feta cheese. According to the Environmental Working Group, cucumbers are high in pesticides so it is best to buy organic, Morrow adds.
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