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[OurExtendedUNFamily] The Amazing Cucumber

Dayawanti D'Sa Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:29 AM
To: agrasen

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From: Dayawanti D'Sa
Date: Wed, May 5, 2010 at 10:48 AM
Subject: The Amazing Cucumber
To: ourextendedunfamily

The Amazing

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

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.
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

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
phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth
responsible for causing bad breath.

Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or
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

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

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

Have a great day.




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