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WHAT A LITTLE GEM THE CUCUMBER IS !!

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.

1. A cucumber can be used for more than just salads!

 Cut up the cucumber into 2- to 3-inch (6 to 7 cm) pieces. Use a teaspoon or a melon baller and hollow out the top portion of each cucumber piece. Put the cucumber pieces on a plate and fill with vodka or other alcohol. Use a few cucumber strips as stirrers. After drinking the vodka, you can eat your glass . . . not bad!

Cucumber Shots

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 taps, 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!!

Cucumber has lot more packed into it.
They are very good natural beauty enhancers.

  Uses:

 Cucumbers are very good for curing blackheads and skin problems  like pimples.
 If applied and left for 15-20 minutes they act wonders.
 Cucumber juice and potato juice may be mixed and applied just  under the eyes to get rid of the dark spots.
 Not only that cucumber juice and milk may also brighten up dull  skin.

How to use:

Mix cucumber juice with a dash of lemon juice and rose water to freshen up tired skin. They can also be used as toners and when mixed with lemon, orange, milk and honey. Hair growth is accelerated if cucumber juice and carrot juice is taken every day. They are rich in vitamins that readily help in the natural growth of the hair. A mixture of olive oil and cucumber juice may also protect the hair that is often get damaged by prolonged exposure to sun rays and chlorinated water. If that is not enough then you can have cucumber yogurt face pack to liven up your skin.

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