Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cucumber Uses!



13 Uses for Cucumbers That Will Amaze You

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Cucumbers are very easy to grow, and great for snacks, diets, and very cooling in the summer, but did you know they can prevent hangovers or clean the kitchen sink?

  Tips & tricks you can do with cucumbers!

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 sluggish in the afternoon? 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. (ooooo I like this one)!

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 phytochemical 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 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 photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel.  Take a slice of cucumber & 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. Pen marks. 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!


 Disclaimer:  I found this on FB, and I am sharing with you.  This was done by Matt Agorist, REALfarmacy.com (Changing a few words here and there to put it in my own language.  :)

4 comments:

Mrs. Tuna said...

I frankly like to add sliced ones to a pitcher of ice water. Super refreshing.

Danielle Royalegacy said...

What great uses for that cucumber. I like how they will ward off a headache. I wake up with them way too often.

Stef H said...

good to know. i especially giggled at the shining of the shoes and top of mouth... like i carry to cucumbers to work???? LOL

so? how u feeling? nothing happening here but seems i'm busy... broke.. but busy - LOL.

i thinking of putting my house on the market next summer and the things i have to do to get it ready is overwhelming. is it worth it????

big hugs my friend. we must get together soon.

mail4rosey said...

Those are some amazing tips!

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