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You decide: Like all living things, cucumber seeds contain a huge number of substances some of which do things to cells in tissue cultures and so forth. And like everything else it has some vitamins and minerals in it. I would caution you against using this or any other supplement for a specific purpose, especially if you are actually sick. It's your money. ...Read more
Healthy foods: Cucumbers are one of many vegetables that are part of complete & nutritious dietary plan. It's up to you whether you eat them raw or cooked. You don't have to eat them daily but it's always a good idea to make fruits & vegetables a major portion of your caloric intake. There's plenty of good evidence demonstrating benefit of vegetarian, Mediterranean & DASH diets in long-term health. ...Read more
My husband took a bite of cucumber and then gave the same piece to our 1 year old son. I worry how ok is that?
That's fine: You don't hesitate to mouth-kiss your husband, I hope. Families share common bacteria and Junior has nothing to worry about. I trust he does not have an active fever blister. I'd actually be surprised if even oral gonorrhea could be transmitted in this way, and I trust this is not an issue here. There's no reason for "condom consciousness" in the ordinary, wonderful intimacies of being a family. ...Read more