The Vegetable That Does it All

13 tips for cucumbers

Are your cucumber plants providing you with such an abundance that you are out of ideas for using them?  Look no further.  These magical veggies (or fruits, depending on who you poll) can be used for everything from defogging your bathroom mirror to instant diminishing of cellulite problem areas, really!!  Read on for 13 tips to help you get the most out of the amazing cucumber!

 

 

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 a 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..

Comments

  1. Wow…I had no idea. Such a long list of things…lengthy but not too cucumbersome :)

  2. @john LOL!

    I am suddenly looking forward to being able to actually eat some strawberries instead of the bugs beating me to them!! Now… Off to get a pie!

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