Ever wonder why people say “cool as a cucumber”? It may have come from the fact that cucumber is the perfect summer food, which can actually cool the temperature of your blood when eaten. Not only is it one of our favorite summer foods but it also provides a good source of B vitamins that helps release energy! So instead of that caffeinated beverage go for a cucumber salad or water with sliced cucumbers to give you a quick energy boost in the hot afternoon. Also toss some cucumber on your sandwiches for a great crunch!