Cucumbers are such fascinating veggies and can play a role in many other aspects of a person's lifestyle. Following is a list of tips and tricks you can do with cucumbers that will benefit you, your home, and your family and friends.
1.Cucumbers are chocked full of vitamins that we need ; B1,B2,B3,B5,B6, folic acid, Vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Who knew?!
2.If you are feeling fatigued or tired during the day pick up a cucumber slice instead of coffee or soda.
3.Rubbing a cucumber slice on your bathroom mirror eliminates the fog on the mirror after a shower.
4.Grubs and slugs can ruin garden planting beds. Place a few slices of cucumber in a small aluminum pie tin in your garden. Chemicals in the cuke react with the aluminum and give off a scent undetectable by humans that drives the pests away.
5.Cellulite sufferers love cucumber because rubbing your problem area with a slice or two causes the collegin in the skin to tighten which reduces the visibility.
6.Want to prevent a headache or hangover? Eat a few slices of cucumber before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.
7.If snacking is a problem, eat some cukes to thwart off hunger pains.
8.Use a cut cucumber on your shoes! The chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that looks great and repels water.
9.You don't always need WD40 to fix a squeaky hinge. Use, instead, a cucumber slice and rub it along the problem hinge – the squeak is gone.
10.For your own relaxing spa treatment, cut up an entire cuke and place in a boiling pot of water. The chemicals and nutrients released into the steam is soothing and relaxing. In fact, the aroma has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students taking final exams
11.Having problems with bad breath? Take a slice of cuke and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breathe.
12.If you want to "go green" and still polish the stainless steel of faucets and sinks, take a slice of cuke and rub it on the surface you wish to clean. Better than toxic cleaners and it won't leave streaks.
13.Did your children use crayons or markers on your walls or floor? Use the outer skin of cucumber to erase it by slowly going over the area.
14.Eyes puffy and tired feeling? Use a slice of cucumber laid over the closed eyelid and puffiness. Leave for 10 minutes and when removed the change will be noticeable.
Wow! Make cucumbers a part of your lifestyle and not just a salad enhancement!