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16 Unusual Uses for Cucumbers

16 Uses for Cucumbers

16 Great Uses for Cucumbers – They’re not just for eating!

1. Anti-Wrinkle — Sliced cucumbers applied to your skin tighten the collagen in your skin, thus ridding you of wrinkles, cellulite, and puffiness around your eyes.

2. Hangover Relief — Cucumbers are high in B vitamins and electrolytes. Eat half a cucumber before bed to avoid hangovers or headaches.

3. Sunburn Treatment — No aloe? No worries! Rub a slice of cucumber on sunburns or irritated skin.

4. Pest Control — Repel garden pests by placing a small pie tin with 3 or 4 cucumber slices in your garden. Replace every two weeks.

5. Bad Breath Relief — Place a slice of cucumber on the roof of your mouth. Hold it there for 30 seconds. It kills the bacteria in your mouth.

6. Squeak Eliminator — Rub a cucumber on hinges to eliminate squeaks.

7. Shoe Polish — Rub a slice of cucumber on your shoe to shine it. Also repels water off shoes.

8. Crayon Remover — To remove crayon and pen marks on walls, simply take an unpeeled cucumber and rub the crayon off.

9. Constipation Relief — Cucumbers are full of liquid and fiber. Eat a whole cucumber to get relief.

10. Mirror Defogger — Rub a slice of cucumber on your mirrors before showering and it will keep your mirrors clear and fog-free.

11. Cholesterol Reducer — Eating cucumbers regularly will help lower cholesterol.

12. Tarnish Remover — A cucumber slice can eliminate any tarnish with a simple rub. You can remove years of tarnish while leaving your stainless steel appliances, faucets, and more streak free.

13. Lower Blood Pressure — A regular diet of cucumbers helps to lower blood pressure.

14. Energy Booster — Replace coffee and energy drinks with a cucumber. The B vitamins and carbohydrates give you a long-lasting and healthier boost of energy.

15. Cheap Facial — Boil a sliced-up cucumber. Remove from the heat, lean over the pot, and let the steam clean your pores.

16. Munchies Relief — Eat cucumbers for more energy and to relieve the munchies. Cucumbers are a great low-calorie snack.

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  1. Lisa T says:

    Um, there is a problem with #9. If cucumber seeds are a diuretic & you are constipated, this could potentially make your problem worse. A diuretic is a medication that gets rid of excess fluid in the body, possibly making the feces even drier & harder, leading to more constipation. ~Lisa, RN

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