August 10, 2012

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Cucumbers

An informative article on the many uses of Cucumbers, worth noting and adopting some of these points.

~CUCUMBERS... I didn't now this~

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need 

every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin 

B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin 

B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, 

Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and 

Zinc.


2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, 

put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a 

cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B 

Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that 

quick pick-me-up that can last for 

hours.


3. Tired of your bathroom mirror 

fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a 

cucumber slice along the mirror, it will 

eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, 

spa-like fragrance.


4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few 

slices in a small pie tin and your garden will 

be free of pests all season long. The chemicals 

in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give 

off a scent undetectable to humans but drive 

garden pests crazy and make them flee the 

area.


5 Looking for a 

fast and easy way to remove cellulite before 

going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or 

two of cucumbers along your problem area for a 

few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber 

cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, 

firming up the outer layer and reducing the 

visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles 

too!!!


6. Want to avoid a hangover or 

terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices 

before going to bed and wake up refreshed and 

headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B 

vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential 

nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in 

equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and 

headache!!


7 Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? 

Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by 

European trappers, traders and explores for 

quick meals to thwart off starvation.


8. Have an important meeting or job interview and 

you realize that you don't have enough time to 

polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber 

over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a 

quick and durable shine that not only looks 

great but also repels 

water.


9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a 

cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic 

hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!


10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, 

facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire 

cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, 

the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber 

will react with the boiling water and be 

released in the steam, creating a soothing, 

relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce 

stress in new mothers and college students 

during final exams.


11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or 

mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to 

the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 

seconds to eliminate bad breath, the 

phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your 

mouth responsible for causing bad 

breath.


12. Looking for a 'green' way to 

clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? 

Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the 

surface you want to clean, not only will it 

remove years of tarnish and bring back the 

shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm 

you fingers or fingernails while you 

clean.



13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the 

cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen 

writing, also works great on crayons and markers 

that the kids have used to decorate the 

walls!!


Pass this along to everybody you 

know who is looking for better and safer ways to 

solve life's everyday problems...


(this article was originally posted in the New York Times) 


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