Cucumbers… I Didn’t Know This!

cucumbers1. 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.

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.

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 a 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 
will 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 is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm 
you fingers or fingernails while you 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!!

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