When you think of cucumbers, you probably envision a scenario involving terry cloth towels, a stream filled room and gobs of thick, white face cream with two little green slices breaking it all up. But cucumbers can serve many purposes that don’t involve chilling on your eyelids during a facial. They are one of nature’s hidden health gems – plucked straight from the backyard! Just how valuable of a gem are cucumbers? Read on to find out this veggie’s health benefits and secret uses.
Cucumbers contain lots of your everyday essential vitamins, including Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Folic Acid and Zinc to name a few.
LoveÂ cucumbers’’ fresh green smell? Slice one up and drop the slices in a small vase or pitcher of water and place it in the bathroom for a clean scent.
All that Vitamin B we just mentioned? ItÂ can serve as a replacement for your afternoon iced coffee fix. The combination of vitamins plus carbohydrates that are also present in cucumbers can provide you with some typically much needed energy.
Okay, even though we told you cucumbers can be better usedÂ in arenasÂ other than the eyelids, they still work wonders. The phytochemicals in cucumbers cause collagen in your skin (the puffy stuff) to tighten up and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It works on the rest of your face too!
Since we haven’t stated the obvious yet – eat them! Cucumbers are water-based veggies, so they’ll satisfy your food craving and stave off hunger longer.
If you’re suffering from onion or garlic breath from a festive summer dip, grab a cucumber slice from the vegetable plate and chew for 30 seconds. The phytochemicals kill bad breath causing bacteria.
Cucumbers remove tarnish. So use them to clean up the kitchen after dinner by rubbing on the surface faucets and sinks to bring back shine.
So what are you waiting for? Head to the green market at pick up your green health and household quick fix today!