If you’re looking for better and safer ways of solving some of life’s everyday problems, the solution is no further away than your garden or veggie drawer in the fridge. The lowly cucumber contains most of the vitamins you need every day. Just one cucumber contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
If you are feeling tired in the afternoon, pick up a cucumber rather than a soda. Cucumbers are a good source of the B vitamins and carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
If you’re tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower, try rubbing a cucumber slice on the mirror. It will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
If grubs and slugs are ruining your garden, place a few cucumber slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of these pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent that is undetectable to humans but drive pests crazy and makes them flee the area.
If you are looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out to the pool or to the beach, 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 the cellulite. This works great on wrinkles too!
If you want to lessen a hangover /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.
Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation. Try eating a few cucumber slices to fight off that afternoon/evening snacking binge.
Rub a freshly cut cucumber over your shoes if you don’t have time to polish them. It’s chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but helps to repel water.
If you have a squeaky hinge but no WD40, rub a slice of cucumber along the hinge to eliminate the squeak.
If you’re stressed out and don’t have time for a massage or facial, cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a pot of boiling water. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the water and will be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that helps to reduce stress.
Rubbing a slice of cucumber on your faucets, sinks or stainless steel surfaces will remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine. It won’t leave streaks and won’t harm your fingers or fingernails while cleaning the surfaces.
Looking for a solution for erasing ink from a pen writing mistake? Try rubbing the outside of a cucumber on the ink. This works well on crayons and markers that have been used on walls, etc.
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