The cucumber contains most of the vitamins that are needed each day, only a cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and Zinc that are an ideal supply of minerals for the body. But did you know that cucumbers can provide a number of other functional things, which are not exactly related to nutrition?
13 Wonders of Cucumbers.
We can use cucumbers in multiple ways in addition to including them in our diet, we can use them for the garden, for cleaning and caring for the health of the skin among many other uses. Check out the following ways you can get a lot more out of cucumbers. You will be surprised how many things they can be used for at home.
1. Do you feel tired in the afternoon?
Ditch the caffeinated soda and go get a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of Vitamin B and carbohydrates that can offer you an extra energy to revitalize you that can last an hour.
2. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?
Rub a cucumber slice across the mirror, it will remove stains and dull color from the glass and give you a soothing, spa-like scent like a natural fragrance. As we mentioned, it is a good option to clean glass in an ecological way.
3. Are worms and slugs ruining the plants in your pot?
Put a few slices of cucumber in a small tin and your garden will be free of pests throughout the season, this includes mainly slugs and snails. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give an odor unnoticeable to humans, but it drives the garden pests crazy and makes them flee the area.
4. Cucumber helps eliminate cellulite.
Looking for a quick way to get rid of cellulite before going to the pool? Rub a slice or two of cucumbers along the cellulite affected area for a few minutes, the photochemical in the cucumber make the collagen in the skin tighten, firming the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. It works great on wrinkles too!
5. Do you want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?
Eat some cucumber slices before going to bed and you’ll wake up refreshed and headache-free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients that the body lost, keeping everything in balance, preventing both a hangover and a headache!
6. Are you looking to combat overeating in the afternoon or evening?
Cucumber has been used for centuries and is often used by European hunters, merchants, and fast-food explorers to cheat hunger.
7. Don’t have enough time to clean your shoes?
Rub a piece of fresh cucumber on the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great, but is also water repellent.
8. Need to fix a squeaky hinge right now?
Take a cucumber slice and rub it on the troublesome hinge, and voila, the noise will go away.
9. Stressed and don’t have time for a massage?
Slice up a whole cucumber and place it in a pot of boiling water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and release into the steam, creating a calming and relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
10. Do you need mints for your breath?
Take a slice of cucumber and press it on the top of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
11. Looking for an eco-friendly way to clean your stainless-steel taps and sinks?
Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of pigmentation and bring back the shine, but it will not leave marks and will not damage your fingers or nails while cleaning.
12. Did you use a pen and make a mistake?
Take the outside of the cucumber and little by little use it to erase the written mistake, it also works very well on crayons and markers that children have used to decorate the walls!
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