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The cucumber

Post by redant on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:08 pm

I got this via email the other day - thought you gals might like it....

Very interesting….see what a humble cucumber can do so…many things J



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!!

Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life's everyday problems
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Post by jjw on Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:01 pm

WOW thats so amazing. I love eating cucumber. Who would have thought a humble vegie could have no many practical uses. I do have to wonder how someone thought to use it to erase pen ink!

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Post by vickstar on Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:59 pm

This is really interesting, but now i'm not sure if cucumbers are good for me or bad!! lol!! Smile Has lots of vitamins, but i'm not sure it should be able to work like WD40!! lol!! Smile

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Post by Soupie on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:33 pm

I just read this and was expecting a punch line at the end...

If anyone tries any of these, can u let us know if they actually work please???

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Post by jjw on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:49 am

I admit i was expecting a punchline too!

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Post by redant on Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:57 am

I could make a punch line up if you would like......

I could also add some other uses too.....

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Post by Soupie on Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:32 pm

the other uses you are referring to, are probably along the lines of the punch line I was expecting!!!

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Post by redant on Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:35 pm

Soupie wrote:the other uses you are referring to, are probably along the lines of the punch line I was expecting!!!

Oh Gawd - you know me TOO well!!!!!

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Post by Soupie on Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:37 pm

yep, afraid so!!!

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Post by jjw on Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:41 pm

Oh so so naughty

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