Too Good Not to Share

Who knew?!  

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 cucumber 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 will 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 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 pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

19 comments on “Too Good Not to Share

  1. like you said WHO KNEW and they are a zero point food!!!

  2. Sue says:

    Had to laugh at the one about killing slugs in the garden. My pack would eat those cucumbers up before the slugs ever got a chance.

  3. LOL…so, are cukes really the answer to life, the universe, and everything? I thought it was 42.

  4. Marjie says:

    Now, when did the girls start using crayons on the walls? They are so much more talented than I imagined. Here and I thought they couldn’t use thumbs. As for wasting cucumber slices around the garden, used coffee grounds cause the slugs to hyper-caffeinate and explode or something. I’ll eat the cucumbers, and leave the grounds to the creepy crawlies!

    all the more to love about cucumbers, though, right?

  5. gMarie says:

    Great ideas and suggestions! Thanks for sharing. g

  6. Tobi says:

    I love it… I already love cucumbers but there so much I didn’t know about them and their benefits.

  7. Nichole says:

    I love cucumbers too… but wow, had no idea the benefits and uses were so much!

  8. AlisonH says:

    I got up quite early one spring morning a few years ago and went out in the backyard–and found out the reason why my Fuji apple tree was just never producing anything. There was a whole army of slugs and snails, introduced pests in California, coming back down the tree trunk after devouring the flowers. So THAT’S what was happening! I am so going to try your cucumber tray idea. Thank you!

  9. Amy says:

    I’ll have to remember this for planting this year. We did cucumbers last year and had a plethora of them!

  10. kathy b says:

    just love to eat em…….who knew the rest????? haha thanks!

  11. Kathy says:

    Well I’m planting a whole garden of these babies so I have a plentiful supply for fact #5 ;).

  12. Bubblesknits says:

    I wonder if you get as many benefits from them when they’re pickled? ; )

  13. kimkrafty says:

    I had never heard of many of these. Thanks for posting them.

  14. Julie says:

    I just thought they tasted good!

  15. Mary says:

    You are the font of all cucumber wisdom! Some v. interesting suggestions…if I could just remember some of them before the d*mn things turn to mush in my refrigerator veggie drawer.

  16. Anita says:

    You are right, who knew?! I’ve always liked cukes, now I have even more reasons besides they taste & smell good. 🙂

  17. Robin in VA says:

    COOL!! I love cucumbers…

  18. texanknits says:

    I loved cucumbers before but NOW I really love them! Who knew indeed 🙂

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