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Thread: Cucumbers, I did Not know this.

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    Cucumbers, I did Not know this.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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!

    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 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

    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

    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

    Pass this along to everybody you
    know who is looking for better and safer ways to
    solve life's everyday

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    Super Member Jazzmyn's Avatar
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    Sorry I would Never be able to use cucumbers in any of these ways......I can't stand cucumbers....can't eat them or even smell them.

    Isn't there others out there that feel the same way about cucumbers??
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    The Colony, TX
    I love cucumbers but didn't realize everything you could do. Not sure I would polish my shoes, but think I will try the bug one. THANKS

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    I love to bathe with cucumbers. Just slice up a large cucumber and float the slices in your bath water. Take them out before pulling the plug. You will feel very refreshed after a cucumber soak.

    Limed Cucumbers
    peel and slice (lengthwise) into long skinny strips.
    Place strips in a Tupperware or other flat plastic container
    Squeeze the juice of one lime over the cucumbers
    Seal and refrigerate overnight
    Eat them tomorrow.

    My other favorite way to eat them is with cole slaw dressing on sliced cukes.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    From "Livestrong.com" --One cup of sliced cucumbers, with the skin on, also contain 223.60 IU of vitamin A, which is 4.5 percent of the RDA, and 5.5mg of vitamin C which is almost 10 percent of the RDA. Other trace vitamins in cucumbers are niacin and folate (both from the B vitamin family), B6, vitamin E and vitamin K.

    "Trace" means there is not very much of them, so that kind of disproves the "good source of B vitamins" thing.

    They are low in calories and high in fiber. However to quote Fred Sanford, cucumbers "make me burp."

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    I love cucumbers!! But they repeat on me
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Bosque County, Texas
    Sounds great except for the horrible taste of the cucumber itself!

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    New Rockford, ND
    i love cucumbers and i have a whole bunch of little ones cant wait for a cucumber salad. hmmm

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    kershaw,south carolina
    very intersesting....

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    Abingdon, MD
    Thanks for the info on cucumbers.

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