13 Uses for Cucumbers That Will Amaze You

Cucumbers are delicious and refreshing vegetables. They are added in salads, and many people prefer eating them as a refreshing and highly nutritious snack.

And, yes, they are super easy to grow. Most people are not aware that cucumbers have a large variety of uses. We have listed some of the things you can do with cucumbers.


1. Fresh non-peeled cucumbers are rich in potassium, vitamins K and C, and they are an excellent source of phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, pantothenic acid and vitamin A. Cucumbers have a low content of sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat.

2. Whenever you feel tired, eat a cucumber instead of caffeine, because they are an amazing source of carbs and vitamins B.

3. If you are into spa-fragrances, and you do not want your bathroom mirror fogged, take a cucumber slice and rub it all over your mirror before you take your bath.

4. Use cucumbers to keep pesky garden pests away. Place cucumber slices in a pie tin in your house garden. Aluminium and chemicals contained in cucumbers react together and drive pests off.

5. Reduce any cellulite on your body by massaging cucumber slices on your cellulite areas. There is a reaction between collagen and phytochemicals in cucumbers which helps in tightening skin. This could even help in reducing wrinkles.

6. Treat headaches and hangovers. Eat a cucumber before you go to bed and you will sure wake up fully refreshed. Cucumbers are rich in electrolytes, vitamin B and sugar that balances body.

7. Reduce the feeling of hunger without stuffing yourself with calories. Cucumbers are great for this. They have zero calories and keep you full for longer.

8. Use cucumbers to polish your shoes. Rube a slice on your shoes. Chemicals in cucumbers will make your shoes shiny.

9. You have no WD 40? Do not panic! Rub a cucumber slice on the area you need lubricated.

10. Here is a trick to relieve stress. Cut a whole cucumber and put it in a boiling water. Nutrients and chemicals start reacting together and release a relaxing aroma in the steam, same as a spas do.

11. Press a cucumber slice against the palate using your tongue to fight bad breath. Photochemicals in cucumbers kill off bacteria responsible for bad breath.

12. Use cucumber to clean stainless steel, sinks and faucets. This will also restore their shine.

13. Using cucumbers is efficient in erasing pen, crayon and marker drawings. Slowly rub the outside of a cucumber to the area.

Source: www.dailynutritionnews.com