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Some Refreshing Facts About the Cucumber

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Some Refreshing Facts About the CucumberYou've always seen the cucumber as healthy salad ingredient or as refreshing food for a hot summer day. But go beyond the thick green peel and you'll see it in an entirely new light! There's not just oodles of goodness packed within it but a whole lot of stunning benefits and uses, you didn't know.

Banish bad breath:

Cucumber is a great mouth refresher! 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.

A storehouse of vitamins:

In fact, by munching on them you get most of your daily dose of vitamins. It's hard to believe that just one cucumber can store all of these! Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassiumand Zinc.

A great rejuvenator:

Stressed out and looking for a quick-fix massage? Just cut up a cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water. The cucumber will release chemicals and nutrients that will react with the boiling water. The steam has all the goodness of cucumber which has a relaxing and soothing effect, driving away your stress in no time.

Keep hangovers and headaches away:

Munch on a few cucumber slices before slumber time and wake up feeling 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!!

A healthy snack:

Banish the late afternoon craving by replacing your snacks with the healthy cucumber. It not only helps you fight hunger but also help you keep the calorie count to the minimum.

An excellent de-fogger:

Wondering how to clean your bathroom mirror when it fogs up after a shower. Think cucumber. Rub a cucumber slice along the mirror, and lo! you have a squeaky clean clear mirror in seconds. Plus it leaves the bathroom smelling good with a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

Get rid of grubs and slugs:

When your plant beds get attacked by these garden pests, all you have to is place a few slices in a small pie tin and you'll never see them for the rest of the season. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive away these pests.

A shoe shiner:

Your shoes are looking dull and dirty but find that you've run of shoe polish? A cucumber can bring back the shine in no time. Rub a freshly cut piece over the shoe and you'll find that your shoe not only looks great but also repels water.

Erase writing in ink:

Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly rub to erase the pen writing. You can also use to mask crayons marks and marker writing made by kids on your walls!!

Fix a squeaky hinge:

Instead of squirting a lubricant into the squeaky hinge, silence it with a cucumber slice by rubbing it along the noisy area, you'll find the squeak gone!

Clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel:

Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean. It will remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine without harming you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

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