8 Things You Didn’t Know About Cucumbers
Cucumbers aren’t just for placing over your eyes while you enjoy a facial or for making sandwiches. There is a whole lot more to cucumbers than most people realize.
Cucumbers Help Eliminate Bad Breath
Next time you get caught without your breath mints after a lunch or dinner, ask your waiter for some slices of cucumber. Place a slice on your tongue and keep in there for around 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath. It’s as simple as that!
Cool as a Cucumber
The term ‘cool as a cucumber’ comes from the cucumber’s ability to cool the temperature of blood. Cucumbers also ease swelling, which is why they are so popular during facials.
No Multivitamin Necessary!
Cucumbers contain Vitamin B, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Potassium. Who would have thought that something made up of mostly water would contain so many vitamins and minerals?
Get Enough Water
If you struggle drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water each day, try eating more cucumber instead. They are made up of 95% water and are also a great way to curb your hunger. The perfect snack!
If you are looking for a quick and easy stress reliever, cucumbers are your new go to! Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a pot of boiling water. The chemicals and nutrients in the cucumber react with the boiling water and are released in the steam, creating a soothing aroma that is sure to help you relax.
Brighten Up your Bathroom
If you are looking for an affordable and organic way to remove streaks from your bathroom surfaces, a cucumber is your best bet. Take a slice of cucumber and wipe it on any of the surfaces you want cleaned, including taps, sinks, bath tubs and any stainless-steel bits. The cucumber will remove tarnish and built-up residue and leave your bathroom sparkling.
Clear Your Bathroom Mirror
If your bathroom mirror is misting up after your showers each morning, try rubbing a slice of cucumber along the mirror to eliminate the mist.
Avoid That Hangover
If you have had one too many drinks and want to avoid the headache in the morning, try eating a few slices of cucumber before you go to bed. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, electrolytes and Vitamin B to replenish the essential nutrients that your body has lost.
Keeping a cucumber in your fridge at all times seems more important than ever!