Monday, August 29, 2011

Clever Litle Cumbers



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, agnesium, 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. Yay!


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 aluminium to give off a scent undetectable to Humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area. (mmh ok will give it a go)

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!!! On my to  do list!

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 lose, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and
headache!! I will try to remember this tip!






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. Ok I can handle that!

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. ( bummer if you are outside the interview room and not a cucumber in sight,)



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! alternativley nag your DH to fix it!


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 react with the boiling water and are 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. (not yet found the results of this, that's not to say there not there.)

See picture 3 (you get the idea)

11. Just finished 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. ( ok if there's a slice  handy, certainly not going to carry this in my pocket)





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 it won't leave streaks And won't harm your fingers or fingernails while you clean.







Pass this along for better and safer ways to solve life's everyday problems... and if anyone tries the above doooo let me know if any of this works:)

3 comments:

PoetessWug said...

Very interesting!! I'll keep it in the old brain file. :-)

Malea said...

Never would have imagined some of those bits of information! I've heard of using old fashioned shaving cream on the bathroom mirror, but never cucumber. Interesting uses for one of my all time favorite foods...just not sure I'm willing to sacrifice a cucumber for some of these uses. LOL! I'd rather just eat it plain! :)

Krishenka said...

Shaving cream that's a new one:) I might give a couple of them a try and will let you know the results. If you try let me know. Poet it might even be good for old brain files too:) I am with you Malea I just like eating them

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