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July 2010



cucumbers are the new apples

i’ve always hated cucumbers but as i’ve grown older i’ve become more open minded about food. reading these facts about cucumbers has me inspired to give these tasteless veggies another try! these surprised me the most:

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.

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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.

By the way, I checked to see if these facts were all true but they are still researching the validity of these claims :P


Comment from RiSE
Posted: July 25, 2010 at 10:54 am

wow! i love cucumbers now i love them more! I have a really good cucumber salad recipe that uses sour cream, dill, Cayenne pepper and rice wine vinagar

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: July 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

“By the way, I checked to see if these facts were all true but they are still researching the validity of these claims :P”

You have no idea how happy that sentence makes me. My little girl’s all grown up!

I’m 90% sure that most of that stuff is BS to me, but you checked snopes and that’s the important part.

Comment from Kim Zaky
Posted: July 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I think cucumbers are the worst food on the planet. Yuck-o

Comment from che
Posted: August 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm

cucumbers are so good and refreshing to eat! maybe eat it with ranch… anything with ranch is better :)