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Cucumbers to the rescue!!!

The Amazing Cucumber!! This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems. 

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 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 boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with 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. 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!!


ain said...

byk gak kegunaan cucumber ni ye selain ulam2.

inahar ali said...

salam rindu tirana..akak pn lama x mai sini..hepi new year to u too! moga tahun mendatang nih memberi lbh kejayaan & kebahagiaan..amin!

Mohd Afiq Mohd Saleh said...

salam wbth kak. apa khabar?
thanks for comment in MENGGAPAI BINTANG.

sy dah 2tahun belajar memasak resepi ayam masak merah yg 'world' tp belum jumpa dan hasil yg selalu dapat kurang memuaskan lidah..hihi

akak ada resepinya? boleh lah posting kan ke sini..

all the best

Tirana said...

Ain, kak tirana suka makan timun ni..makan macam tu aje..

Tirana said...

Salam Dr Inahar..terimakasih kerana sudi menjenguk ke sini.. Saya tak aktif sangat di blog ni...

Tirana said...

Salam Afiq..

Ayam masak ros dalam blog ni macam ayam masak merah..cubalah. Kalau nak ayam masak merah yang betul2 punya nanti kak tirana tulis resepinya. Kak tirana tak ingat samada kak tirana dah masukkan atau belum ke blog ni

Deliah's Deli said...

salam ziarah.lama tak jenguk ke sini.layout baru ni JUGA cantik :)


Salam Tirana...bagus tip2 yg dipaparkan..amat berguna sekali.