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Thread: Do you believe everything you read?

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    This seems a little overdone but maybe itis true.

    Perhaps, we should look at the humble cucumber in a different light?

    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 ward 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!!

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    Super Member jljack's Avatar
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    Hummmmmm.....not sure. Why would anyone try all of these things with a cucumber?

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    Super Member Vanuatu Jill's Avatar
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    Be curious if anyone has tried any of these and found they WORKED!! I think I might feel a little wasting a cucumber shining my shoes or cleaning my sinks and faucets!

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    I picked 45 cucumbers yesterday!! Maybe I should try some of these!! LOL

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    Super Member Celeste's Avatar
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    Depends on the source, but I may be willing to give it a try if it's not too expensive or may possibly ruin something... (health, rub freshly cut cucumber on leather shoes? Only if someone I know and trust told me about it!)

    I read somewhere pepper will keep ants away. Tried it, didn't seem to work.

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    No, I don't believe everything I read.

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    Senior Member Lucky Lady's Avatar
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    Believing everything you read would be like believing everything a politician says, lol!!!

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    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
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    Interested to know if any of these worked.

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    All I know is, cucumbers make me burp.

    Looked up the nutrition info - they do have all those things, but not in any great quantity. The most is Vitamin K, 13% of your RDA, everything else is like 5% or less.

    I think any moist object will remove fog from your bathroom mirror.

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    I dont know if they are for real,but I love cucumbers!!!This time of year I make "chills and fever" which is thin sliced cukes with thin sliced sweet onion and a dab of oil,vinegar and sugar So yummy!

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