Cucumber – multi-talented


The Versatile and

Wonderful 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 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  with react with the boiling water and be  released in the steam, creating a soothing,  relaxing aroma that has been shown the 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!!



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