The Wonderful Benefits of CUCUMBERS!

For many years cucumbers have been used in spa treatments due to their natural healing powers that have superior results. But in addition to their coveted role in the beauty industry they have many other uses that can be beneficial to your everyday life. 

  1.  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 cucumber 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 massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a pot of boiling 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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12 Responses to The Wonderful Benefits of CUCUMBERS!

  1. Tara says:

    great article, boo! i looooove cuces!

  2. Robin says:

    Fabulous stuff, Jo…. I didn’t know cucumbers were such vitamin powerhouses… I think my favorite tip was the one about rubbing it on cellulite (um, not that I have any…hehe)
    I am not a huge fan of them, but I will eat stuff if I know it’s good for me. I am going to go rub a slice all over my face right now!

    • beautypunk says:

      Yes Robin I must agree with you. I do like cucumbers in salad but not the biggest fan in general. Maybe another article will be how to create delicious powerhouse smoothies using these guys! :)

  3. Anju says:

    I didn’t know that it helps to erase the writings of markers or inks. I will try tabout that idea. And yeah! I never knew it gives so much Vitamins.

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  5. beautywhizz says:

    I also loved the bit about cucumber and cellulite! Humble cucumber is also famous for brightening the skin.

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  8. Bj Hoffman says:

    Wow! Love cucs and they are one of the few things my picky granddaughter also loves – good to know they are so full of vits and have other good uses! I’ll be planting more next year!!

  9. Sam says:

    This article is friggin amazing. Love it.

    Cucumber and steam? Going to have to give it a go.

    I love eating raw cucumber dipped in salt. Salty, juicy, crunchy, and slightly sweet.

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