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Did You Know That The Cucumber Is More Than Just A Food?

Little Angel 2012/05/21 16:11:51
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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.
cucumber react aluminum scent undetectable humans garden pests crazy flee



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.cut cucumber shoe nbsp chemicals provide durable shine 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 wi
ll 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 you fingers or fingernails while you
clean.
remove years tarnish shine leave streaks harm fingers fingernails 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!!


I found this very interesting and did
know a few of them. How many of these uses did you know about?
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  • Maria 2012/05/21 16:53:25
    I knew about some of them....
    Maria
    +5
    They make good dildos. Especially the long British ones.
    english cucumber

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  • Alexis 2012/05/25 06:05:48
    I knew about some of them....
    Alexis
    +1
    That was so cool! I knew about some of them, but most were new to me!
  • David Hussey 2012/05/23 02:59:12
    Amazing! I did not know about any of these....
    David Hussey
    +1
    I was almost afraid to see where this poll was leading. Lots of interesting info, 'cool as a cucumber' sort of stuff!
  • Chaya2010 2012/05/22 23:55:23
    Amazing! I did not know about any of these....
    Chaya2010
    +2
    I didn't know any of that and assumed it was mostly water.
  • Shawna 2012/05/22 23:52:49
    I knew about some of them....
    Shawna
    +1
    And I just happen to have two in my fridge. It would be so much easier if all I had to do was eat a cucumber and all of those benefits would happen. Is that asking too much?
  • Shirley 2012/05/22 23:47:47
  • All American 2012/05/22 12:36:55
    I knew about some of them....
    All American
    +1
    I've heard they can also be an "implement of pleasure" for some.
  • aherbert 2012/05/21 22:13:24
    I knew about some of them....
    aherbert
    +4
    but shoe polish? that is too cool...
  • Becca 2012/05/21 19:56:06 (edited)
    I knew about some of them....
    Becca
    +3
    Cucumbers are delicious :)
  • Midnite12 2012/05/21 18:55:00
    Amazing! I did not know about any of these....
    Midnite12
  • Maria 2012/05/21 16:53:25
    I knew about some of them....
    Maria
    +5
    They make good dildos. Especially the long British ones.
    english cucumber
  • Bucky Maria 2012/05/21 21:26:36
    Bucky
    +5
    Nope, Serbian cucumbers rule! lol

    nope serbian cucumbers rule lol
  • Steve Maria 2012/05/22 04:47:06
  • Dagon 2012/05/21 16:42:24
  • Little ... Dagon 2012/05/21 16:49:46
    Little Angel
    +2
    Very funny!
  • Dagon Little ... 2012/05/21 16:57:51 (edited)
  • flyingseaturtle BN 2012/05/21 16:35:46
    I knew about some of them....
    flyingseaturtle BN
    +1
    Interesting... thanks
  • Joe61 2012/05/21 16:28:51
    I knew about all of them...
    Joe61
    +4
    There is a magical component in tomatoes that research is beginning to show could protect our skin from UV damage from sunburn. It’s called lycopene and it is a very effective antioxidant.

    About 85% of lycopene in the western diet is obtained only from tomatoes and the best place to find it is in tomato paste.

    Based on the nutrition content, red tomatoes have more vitamin A than green tomatoes. But in this case, green tomatoes have more protein.

    If you eat tomatoes everyday, it is beneficial in preventing cancer to 50%. Tomatoes will fight different kinds of cancer and protect your heart from heart attack.

    Tomatoes contain various kinds of ingredients. Here are some of them:

    Lycopene, one of nature's most powerful antioxidants. It is beneficial to fight different kind of diseases, most of all to fight cancer.

    Fiber in tomatoes prevents diabetes, asthma, colon cancer, and lowers the amount of cholesterol from the body.

    Vitamin C and A, antioxidants which fight free radical. They fight against aging, soothe skin and hair.

    Potassium, vitamin B6, folate, and niacin have proven effect in lowering cholesterol level, lowering blood pressure and works against heart disease.

    Vitamin K in tomatoes helps to build bone.

    Chromium and biotin make the body's ability to pr...



    There is a magical component in tomatoes that research is beginning to show could protect our skin from UV damage from sunburn. It’s called lycopene and it is a very effective antioxidant.

    About 85% of lycopene in the western diet is obtained only from tomatoes and the best place to find it is in tomato paste.

    Based on the nutrition content, red tomatoes have more vitamin A than green tomatoes. But in this case, green tomatoes have more protein.

    If you eat tomatoes everyday, it is beneficial in preventing cancer to 50%. Tomatoes will fight different kinds of cancer and protect your heart from heart attack.

    Tomatoes contain various kinds of ingredients. Here are some of them:

    Lycopene, one of nature's most powerful antioxidants. It is beneficial to fight different kind of diseases, most of all to fight cancer.

    Fiber in tomatoes prevents diabetes, asthma, colon cancer, and lowers the amount of cholesterol from the body.

    Vitamin C and A, antioxidants which fight free radical. They fight against aging, soothe skin and hair.

    Potassium, vitamin B6, folate, and niacin have proven effect in lowering cholesterol level, lowering blood pressure and works against heart disease.

    Vitamin K in tomatoes helps to build bone.

    Chromium and biotin make the body's ability to process sugar and fat, which may improve fighting diabetes and help nerve function.

    Riboflavin helps with energy metabolism and fights against migraine headaches.

    So, if you consume ripe, unripe or tomato-based food products (tomato sauce, tomato pasta etc.) all deliver many nutrients with multiple mechanisms of action to prevent you from different kinds of diseases
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  • Shirley Joe61 2012/05/22 23:50:00
  • Joe61 Shirley 2012/05/23 05:38:15 (edited)
    Joe61
    +1
    I have tomatoes with just about everything Shirley..... the humble tomato is just about the healthiest food source on the planet.
  • Shirley Joe61 2012/05/23 05:51:20
  • Paul 2012/05/21 16:24:01
    I knew about some of them....
    Paul
    +3
    There are other uses as well, but we'll save that for another thread.
  • Flowers 2012/05/21 16:21:16
    Amazing! I did not know about any of these....
    Flowers
    +4
    Thats awesome! I didn't know they were so useful

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