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12 Amazing Uses for Cucumbers

July 6, 2014

Cucumbers arenuses for cucumbers‘t just for salads anymore! Here are 12 amazing uses for cucumbers that just may getting you buying this green veggie all year long!

FOR THE BODY:

1. Helps with digestion and weight reduction – Because of the large amount of water and low calorie comprehensive, cucumbers are a terrific addition to your diet especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds.

2. Soothe the burn. Get just a little bit too much sun this summer? Try laying sliced cucumbers on that sunburn to relieve the pain!

3. Kill Bad Breath Naturally. Freshen your breath with a slice of cucumber. Simply press a slice of cucumber to the roof of your mouth for approximately 30 seconds and watch bad breath disappear.

4. Relieve Constipation. Cucumbers are made up of 95% water making them a natural diuretic and can help relieve constipation. So, add cucumbers to your diet daily in salads, in place of chips, or even to sandwiches.

5. Prevent a Hangover. Avoid a hangover by eating a few slices of cucumber before heading to bed. The sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes in cucumbers help reduce hangovers and headaches.

6. Increase Energy.  Instead of grabbing that coffee or soda for an afternoon pick-me-up, eat some cucumber slices instead. Cucumbers contain vitamin B which is a good source of natural energy.

FOR THE HOME:

7. Keep Pests Out of the Garden Naturally. Place a pie tin with several slices of cucumber in your garden to keep pests away. The chemicals in the cucumber have a reaction that pests hate, but humans can’t smell. Replace cucumber slices regularly to keep pests away all summer.

8. Eliminate a Foggy Mirror. Tired of not being able to apply make-up or shave with that foggy bathroom mirror after your shower? Before taking a shower, rub a cucumber slice along a mirror and it will eliminate the mirror fogging up.

9. Remove Squeaks. Instead of pulling out the WD40 to rid your door hinges of squeaks, simply rub a cucumber on the hinge instead!

10. Remove Crayon from Walls. Have an “artist” in the family? Remove that crayon from the walls by rubbing an unpeeled cucumber on the crayon to remove just like an eraser. (Be sure to test a small area first to be sure it doesn’t damage your wall or the paint!)

11. Shine Your Shoes. Rub a slice of cucumber on your shoes to shine them quickly and repel water!

12. Remove Tarnish from Stainless Steel. Use slices of cucumber to shine up those faucets. Rub slices on faucets and then rinse clean for a natural shine.(Be sure to test a small area first to be sure it doesn’t damage your stainless steel.)

Have other uses for cucumbers? We would love to hear them!

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