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13 Versatile Uses For Cucumbers!

17 Jun 2020

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  1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need daily. Just one cucumber contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, vitamin c, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc!
  2. Feeling tired in the afternoon? Put down the caffeinated drink and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates and can provide a 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. This 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 aluminium 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 cucumber 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 slices of cucumber 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 has lost, keeping everything in equilibrium and 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 by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.
  8. Have an important meeting or job interview and don’t have time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly sliced cucumber over the shoe. It’s chemicals will give 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. 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 pot of boiling 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 in college students during final exams.
  11. Just finished a business lunch and realise 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 phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
  12. Looking for a green way to clean your taps, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it over the surface. Not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm your 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 error. Also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!

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