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Cucumbers - interesting info !
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Hail to the cucumber or kuchumber  as it is known commonly in India, the country where it is known to originate from. The Cucumber is a gem of a vegetable and here is why.

I swear by cucumber. When I was a child, my mom would grate cucumber into a paste and apply it on my skin, leaving my skin soft, fresh and cool. Or she would place a plate of cucumbers, salted and spiced with cumin, to have as a snack. Many years later I love and use cucumber, and each time I cut up cucumber for a salad , I leave a couple of slices aside to use for my face and eyes.

Now, with summer creeping in, you won't find any food / beauty product which is more amazing than the cucumber.

Cucumber is a cooling food, hence perfect to keep your body cool both internally and externally, and keeps you a little more sane in the hot summer months. It's loaded with a gazillion health benefits, both as a food and beauty agent.

Here are 10 reasons why you should pick a cucumber each time you go to buy vegetables :

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1   A compact source of trace minerals and vitamins: I This is one of the few vegetable that contain erepsin, an enzyme that aids in digesting protein.  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   Great for lustrous strong hair:  try adding the juice of carrot, lettuce and spinach. This is a wonderful beauty aid to promote growth of hair, since cucumber has high silicon and sulphur contents.

3   For beautiful teeth and nails:  Juice of cucumber is wonderful for curing diseases of the gum and teeth, especially in cases of pyorrhea. The high mineral content in cucumber helps to prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes.

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4   An excellent beauty aid for wonderful skin: cucumber is known to reducing heat and infalammtion in skin and body . Cucumber juice is most effective in curing skin eruptions. Add a little alfalfa juice to speed up the cure. Apply grated cucumber over your face, eyes and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes each day. Regular use of grated cucumber prevents pimples, blackheads, wrinkles and dryness of skin.Grated cucumbers can be used as a tonic on the face and neck, wherein it helps to reduce the overall appearance of freckles.

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5   For reducing lines or puffiness around eyes:  Cucumbers reduce the appearance of dark circles around eyes. The wealth of antioxidants and silica in cucumbers rejuvenate the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. The large amount of ascorbic acid in cucumbers can reduce water retention and thereby cure puffy eyes. Just cut 2 slices of cucumber, straight from the fridge and place it over your eyes for 10 minutes every night before sleeping or after waking up.

6   A natural laxative and for treatment of gastric disorder:  Cucumber being a natural laxative, supplies bulk to bowel action. Consuming two cucumbers a day proves beneficial in curing symptoms of constipation. Likewise, juice of cucumber is highly beneficial in the treatment of hyper acidity, gastric and duodenal ulcers. Take two doses of four to six ounces of cucumber juice every two hours to cure acute conditions.

黃瓜妙用多多 - 聽雪 - 健康、美食、生活网7   A natural coolant for the body and digestive system:  During hot climes, a glass of cucumber and celery juice helps to cool body temperatures.

8   For treating both hypo-tention and hyper-tension:  The potassium content in cucumber makes it an effective cure for conditions of both hyper tension and hypo tension, and keeps your body and mind in balance.

9   Effective in treating diseases of lung, kidney and stomach:  Drink fresh cucumber juice to reduce heart burns and soothe an acidic stomach condition. Cucumber acts as a diuretic and also is highly efficacious in curing kidney and urinary bladder disease. This cucumber aids too in curing liver and pancreatic disease.

10   Eases off fatigue and exhaustion:  If you feel 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.

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Cucumber eating and buying tips

To maximize the benefits of this wonderful cucumber, choose the ones that are dark green in color and firm to the touch.

黃瓜妙用多多 - 聽雪 - 健康、美食、生活网Never Cook a cucumber, always eat it raw. Cooking destroys useful minerals like potassium and phosphorous.

To remove bitterness from the cucumber, slice off the ends and rub them against the cucumber for a few minutes.

great addition to cucumber is alfalfa sprouts, since it speeds up the benefits of cucumber in the digestive system.

Cucumber is delicious with some yogurt and cumin,commonly had in India as Raita.

So next time you go to the vegetable shop, don't forget to by cucumbers, and if you don't know what it looks like, here it it for you !


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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.

黃瓜妙用多多 - 聽雪 - 健康、美食、生活网 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.

黃瓜妙用多多 - 聽雪 - 健康、美食、生活网 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!!

Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life's everyday problems..



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