Monday, November 11, 2013


1. Fat busting:
Do you ever wonder why women put cucumbers on
their eyes to relieve puffiness? The photochemical
in cucumbers makes the collagen in your skin tighten,
thus the lack of puffiness. Did you know that you can
rub a cucumber on a problematic spot of cellulite
anywhere on your body to lessen the visibility of it?
Did you also know that it has the same effect on
wrinkles? Wow, it makes purchasing those fifty
dollar creams seem a little silly, doesn’t it? You can
also rub a little bit under your kiddo’s eyes after a
long bout of crying to avoid that puffy
‘I cried for an hour straight’ look.
2. Defogger: Do you get annoyed when you get out
of the shower and you have to fight the fog on the mirror?
Who has time for that when the kids will be awake at
any moment? Try rubbing a slice of cucumber on the
mirror before you hop in and not only will you get a
fog-free mirror, but you’ll have a nice smell that will
boost your mood.
3. Headaches: If you suffer from headaches from
chasing your babies all day (or pets or your husband),
or had a little too much wine with dinner and want to
avoid a hangover, eat half of a cucumber before bed.
Cucumbers are high in B vitamins, sugar, and
electrolytes, and they replenish the nutrients missing
in your body to help you avoid a hang over or to beat
that headache that’s been threatening to take over.
4. WD-40 replacement: Did you know you can get rid
of a squeak by rubbing a cucumber on the hinge?
Wow, now you don’t have to tear your garage apart
looking for that little can with the red straw, and the
baby won’t wake up when you slowly open the nursery
door to check on him.
5. Crayon on the walls: Take an unpeeled cucumber
and rub the crayon off of the walls in the event that
your kiddo left you some art. You can also use this
technique to erase a pen mistake.
6. Halitosis killer: Take a slice of cucumber and put
it on the roof of your mouth. Hold it there with your
tongue for 30 seconds. The photochemical that you
love for cellulite and puff reduction will also kill the
bacteria that is causing your bad breath.
7. Tarnish remover: If you’re finding tarnish on your
stainless steel kitchen faucets and appliances? Rub
it off with a cucumber slice. Not only will it remove
years of tarnish, it will leave it streak free and your
hands will thank you, and your kids won’t be put at
risk from a dangerous chemical.
8. Energy booster: If you’re feeling tired in the afternoon,
don’t give Starbucks your five bucks. Instead, grab
a cucumber. There are just enough carbohydrates and
B vitamins to give you a longer-lasting and healthier
boost of energy than soda, coffee, or those health
hazard energy drinks.
9. Munchy madness: Did you know that European
trappers ate cucumbers for energy and to keep from
starving to death? If those big burly manly men can
eat a cucumber to keep from starving, you can eat
one as a healthy choice when the munchies hit.
Slice some up and take them in a small plastic
container to the movies if your theater doesn’t offer
healthy alternatives to munching
on butter soaked popcorn.
10. Frugal facial: Slice up a cucumber and boil it in a
pot of water. The chemicals inside of the cucumber
will mix with the steam. Remove the pot from heat
and lean over it, letting the steam hit you. Your skin
will be more radiant and healthy, and you will feel
relaxed and rejuvenated.
11. Shoe polish: Cut a slice off of your cucumber
and rub it on your shoe. It will not only shine it up,
but it will repel water.
12. Pest control: Put three or four slices of cucumber
in a small pie tin and place them in your garden.
The chemicals in the cucumber have a reaction that
pests hate. You won’t smell it, but it will drive them
from your garden all year long. Replace them periodically.
13. Sunburn: Sometimes sun block doesn't always
protect your little ones from sunburn. If you have
burnt little kiddos you don’t have any aloe, rub some
cucumber on them. Many doctors even use cucumber
to treat patients with irritated skin and sunburns.
14. Blood pressure: Cucumber has been long used
to treat high blood pressure. If you have it, add
cucumbers to your daily diet. There is also ongoing
research into the use of cucumbers for lowering cholesterol.
15. Constipation remedy: The seeds of a cucumber
are a diuretic. If you’re constipated, try eating a cucumber.
If you suffer from chronic constipation, add cucumber
to your daily diet

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