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Probably more than you ever wanted to know about the cucumber..........

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WOW WHAT A LITTLE GEM THE CUCUMBER IS, I WILL LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY NOW.


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.
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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? (u just happen to have a cucumber) 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.
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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? (u just happen to have a cucumber) 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? (u just happen to have a cucumber) 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!!

Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life's everyday problems .. my mom sent this to me this morning from a link from yahoo.

So - are you running out to get a cucumber - I found this most amusing this morning and we all know how easily I am amused

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LINIS_THIN 7/31/2010 8:56PM

    If you find a really dumb bank clerk you can also hold up your cucumber and tell him to give you all the money.

If you get it... RUN!!!

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CHEROKEE1946 7/13/2010 2:49PM

    Hey Stephanie

Just a quick note to say hi because some little brat is biting my thumb so I am having a hard time using the space bar. Hope all is great for you and your family. Everything is good here. Seems like there is so much going on right now it is so hectic. Take care and will be looking to hear from you when you get some time. Hugs

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MYTURN11 7/10/2010 11:11AM

    I love cukes but did not know about all that you posted. Cukes are cool! emoticon

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AWOLF24 7/7/2010 9:12AM

    Totally worked to de-fog my shower mirror!

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CHEROKEE1946 7/1/2010 11:01PM

    just a short note Iddybits is home and laying partially on my key pad so we will not be using caps for the beginning of new sentences. Hope you have a great balance to the week. Hugs

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KEEPSAKES66 6/30/2010 11:04AM

    I love cucumbers!

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ELISE11 6/27/2010 9:41PM

    Loved all the tips! I am going to have a bonus crop of cucumbers this year, and now I know how to use them all up!

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CHEROKEE1946 6/23/2010 8:35PM

    Wow I like all this information, thank your Mom. I really love cucumbers. I had two today. Tomorrow is a day of rest and I am glad. Then Friday and Saturday we will be running again. They will be leaving on Monday to go home. Hope all is going well with you and work. Our weather has been so humid, but tonight we got rain and it feel so much better now. I love the fresh air after the rain. Take care and have a great week. Keep up the good articles and blogs. Hugs

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DDHEART 6/23/2010 5:16PM

    Gotta start carrying a cucumber with me at all times!!!

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CODEMAULER 6/23/2010 11:58AM

    They're a great additive to water as well, just toss in a few slices to make your drink a treat!

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BOVEY63 6/23/2010 11:11AM

    It's ironic that you posted this blog when you did. A friend stopped by my office and had just bought cucumber plants, so I printed a copy of your blog for her (myself too).
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DRJJ2004 6/22/2010 9:53PM

    Love this!!!! I knew there was a reason that I love cucumbers!!! I love to just eat cucumber sandwiches in the summer...a little butter spray, sliced up cuke and salt and pepper on a sandwich thin...sometimes even a little lettuce. I LOVE the crunch!! :O)

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MEADSBAY 6/22/2010 7:51PM

    LOL!
Makes me wish I planted a bunch of them!
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DONNABRIGHT 6/22/2010 5:56PM

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JUST_SIMONE 6/22/2010 4:42PM

    I love cucumbers for some of the reasons on this list (especially to stave off cravings), but now I have a lot more reasons to love them. Thanks!

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SHANNOND5 6/22/2010 4:41PM

    Thanks for the info. Think I will use mine for eating, although the various things you can use a cucumber for are amazing.

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OSUBUCKI101 6/22/2010 4:10PM

    OMG...loved this!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 6/22/2010 3:56PM

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I happen to have two in the frige....I can not wait to try something.

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TRISH2229 6/22/2010 3:52PM

    Until I read your mom sent this to you, I was wondering if you up for promotion! Perhaps poster child for the cucumber industry or chairman of the board of cucumbers! You sold me! I ate cucumbers just last night but I had no idea I could clean my house with them! Good info Stephanie! emoticon

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THEMRSH 6/22/2010 3:40PM

    WOW! This is great. I emoticon cucumbers and now I emoticon emoticon cucumbers. Can't wait to try some of these. Thanks!

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AWOLF24 6/22/2010 2:58PM

    No way! I'm trying the steamed up mirror trick tonight! I have a bunch of cukes in the fridge. Love them!

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HEALTHYARTIST1 6/22/2010 2:48PM

    Wow, a cucumber can do all of that! Amazing, now I wish I had planted cucumbers this year! emoticon They take over the garden so I didn't but next year I will! AMAZING

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SHIPESTA 6/22/2010 2:37PM

    I love it! Thanks!

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ANEILSON 6/22/2010 1:09PM

    Thanks for the info emoticon

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KEAKMAN 6/22/2010 12:48PM

    Now if I only liked the taste....

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BOVEY63 6/22/2010 12:04PM

    Who would have thought a cucumber could do so much? Thanks for sharing.
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CERIUSLY 6/22/2010 11:40AM

    Wow! I received this in an e mail a few days ago. How amazing! I love em and eat at least one a day in season. Eat pickles all winter too. Think I'll slice one lenthwise and tape it to my thighs. emoticon

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FLMOMX2 6/22/2010 11:32AM

    emoticon emoticon Great list, so now cucumbers may go on an endangered list.

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MRSMILLER777 6/22/2010 11:26AM

    I think we should all buy stock in cucumbers! LOL! That's awesome and hopefully some of these new tricks will work!

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WOOKIE68 6/22/2010 11:12AM

    Time to plant some in my garden! Thanks for the info.

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MAMACITY 6/22/2010 10:42AM

    Thanks for sharing, I love cucumbers and knew they were good for you, but so many uses!

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MOMWANTSNOWAIST 6/22/2010 10:11AM

    Just too cute {can a cucumber be cute?!} and HELPFUL blog!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWFLABULESS 6/22/2010 10:08AM

    This is totally funny!!! I cannot belive that cucumbers have that many uses but it's nice to know. Hope you hve a great day!!

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LLTS01 6/22/2010 9:46AM

    Brought to you by the Alliance to Foster the Dependence on Cucumbers.
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I love cucumbers and eat them as a snack every day but you have certainly listed a very expansive list of uses. Unfortunately, I eat them before they can be put to any other use.
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