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12 Health Benefits That Make Cucumber A Secret Gem

Cucumbers... And to think, all these years you’ve probably only been making salads with them!



So why is cucumber such a secret gem?

1. Cucumbers Contain Most Vitamins You Need Everyday


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. Put Down The Caffeine & Grab 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 Bathroom Mirror Fog 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 Slugs Ruining Your Planting Beds?


Place a few slices in a small 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 flee the area.


5. Remove Cellulite?


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 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 Evening Craving?


Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.



8.Shoe Polish


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 & Need To Fix A Squeaky Hinge?


Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and just like that, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed Out & Don't Have Time To Visit A Spa?


Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will 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. Bad Breathe?


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 phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking For A 'Green' Way To Clean Faucets, Sinks & Stainless Steel?


Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove tarnish, it will also bring back the shine without the streaks and harmful chemicals.


Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for natural safe ways to solve life's everyday problems


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