We are constantly on the lookout for foods that will cool us down during the summer heat. If that sounds like you, be sure to try out this amazing recipe for a cucumber sandwich by celebrity nutritionist Pooja Mkheja.
Summer is here, and that means we crave foods that calm us. Of course, there are refreshing drinks and ice cream, but what about a sandwich? Yes, you heard it correctly. Sandwiches are one of the most versatile dishes, and they can be very healthy and tasty. Moreover, you can have it at any time of the day. The best part is that you decide which filling goes into the sandwich.
That’s what celebrity nutritionist Pooja Mikheja did, in her latest Instagram post. This is what I wrote,”An easy recipe that everyone will love! Balanced proteins, carbohydrates and fats plus vitamins and minerals.”
So, are you ready to know the recipe?
- A bowl of suspended curd
- Two slices of bread
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- Selected vegetables
1. Add the curd suspended over one slice of bread.
2. Peel the cucumber into thin slices. Lne them diagonally overlapping with each other.
3. Cut the edges.
4. Use pesto as a lubricant inside.
5. Add vegetables of your choice. I used fried mushrooms and bean sprouts (protein quotient).
6. Cut in half and enjoy.
The option is perfect for the summer season for many reasons. Let’s get acquainted with some of its benefits:
Benefits of eating cucumber
1. Moisturizes and detoxifies
Cucumbers are made up of 96% water, which means they are perfect for hydrating the body during the scorching summer heat. It also acts as a coolant, giving you some relief from the heat. Some people also consume water containing cucumber and mint to get rid of toxins from the body.
2. Regulates blood pressure
Cucumbers are a powerhouse of potassium, magnesium and dietary fibre. These nutrients are known to lower blood pressure, and thus reduce the risk of heart disease. It is also believed that consuming cucumber juice regularly regulates blood pressure.
3. Improves digestion
As mentioned above, cucumbers cool our stomachs. The soluble fiber in cucumber helps in slowing down the digestion process. Moreover, since cucumber is largely made up of water, it makes your stools soft and helps you get rid of constipation.