Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Benefits of cucumber

1. Fresh and unpeeled cucumber is rich in potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, pantothenic acid and vitamin A.
2. When you feel tired, you can use cucumbers as a substitute for caffeine because they are a natural source of B vitamins and carbohydrates.
3. If you don’t want your mirror fogging while you take a hot shower, you can rub a cucumber on the mirror before taking a bath.
4. Cucumbers can help you to get rid of garden pests. You just need to place cucumber slices in a pie tin in your garden. Cucumber chemicals will react together with the aluminum and the pests will go away.
5. Cucumbers can also help you fight cellulite. The procedure is very simple. You just need to rub the cucumber slices to the cellulite areas. Cucumber phytochemicals react together with the collagen and tighten the skin. This can help with wrinkles as well.
6. If you are prone to hangovers and headaches after a few drinks, you can just eat a cucumber before going to bed. The next morning you will wake up refreshed and energized. The electrolytes, vitamin B and sugar, contained in the cucumber, will maintain your body in balance.
7. Cucumbers can also suppress your appetite. They are healthy, rich in vitamins and minerals, and will keep you full for a longer time.
8. You can polish your shoes with a cucumber! Just rub a slice of cucumber on your shoes and they will be shiny thanks to the chemicals contained in the cucumber.
9. You can use cucumber as a lubricant as well. If you`re out of WD 40 , just cut a cucumber and rub it along the area that needs to be lubricated.
10. Cucumber can be used as a natural stress reliever. Cut the whole cucumber and put it in boiling water. It will release a relaxing aroma along with the steam, as in a spa.
11. Cucumber can help you get rid of the bad breath. It contains phytochemicals which can kill the bacteria in the mouth and which are responsible for the bad breath.
12. You can clean any stainless steel, sinks or faucets by rubbing cucumber slices on the surface. It also makes them shiny again.
13. Pen, crayon and marker stains can be erased by rubbing the outside of a cucumber to the problem area.

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