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The Amazing Cucumber

Discussion in 'Recipes and Cooking' started by Dusty, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. The Amazing Cucumber

    Cucumber also works with any ant problems you have. Just take the skin and place it where ever you have ants and they will disappear.
    The Amazing Cucumber
    This information was in The New York Times several
    weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home"
    series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to
    solve common problems.



    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 to 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!!



     

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