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The Goodness of Cucumber

Post by Linda on July 12th 2010, 1:51 pm

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 photochemical 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 explorers 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 voilą, 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 finished 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 it 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!!

from Patty Badilla

This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their
"Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.

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Re: The Goodness of Cucumber

Post by Spirit-Being on July 13th 2010, 12:55 pm

Thanks so much Linda these are some great tips, i will be using some of them Thumb

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Post by d-knots on August 8th 2010, 11:10 pm

Wow!
hooda known
cucumbers
have so many uses....LOL Brrr
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