Friday, January 13, 2012

Do you know Cucumber only for its salads?

I am a big fan of Mike Geary because of his convincing articles on health and fitness. After seeing him go into the details of our food habits, I also started collecting details of the food that we take on day to day basis. I was surprised to find the richness of underestimated "cucumber" as far as our health is concerned.

1) Cucumber contains Vitamins B, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnicium, potasium and zinc.
2)Take a slice of cucumber if you are feeling tired in the afternoon. A combination of carbohydrate and Vitamin B in cucumber will enrich you with enough energy for the rest of the day.
3)Are you prone to hang-overs or Migraines? Take a few slices of cucumber before going to bed, get up in the morning all fresh. Hang over in the morning is the result of unbalanced acidity. Natural electrolysis process between sugar and vitamin B restores that balance.
4)Are you addicted to taking gum or mint after lunch? Changed your habit by a healthy alternative. Chew a small slice of cucumber for 30 seconds. phytochemcials available in cucumber will kill the bacteria responsible for the bad odour from the mouth.
5) Want to feel fresh and do not have time to go to spa or for facial etc.? Cut a full cucumber, boil it in water and give a steam bath to your face. No artificial cream will make you feel as fresh as this one. Your skin will be completely rejuvenated.
6) Did you work whole day sitting in fron of computer and now you have a stressful eyes? Make 2 slices of cucumber, close your eyes and keep these slices on your eyes for 2 minutes and see the result.

Cucumber is not only good for your body but it has a few other great advantages.

1)We normally are irritated by fog created on mirrors after a warm bath. Just rub a slice of cucumber on the mirror to remove the fog. Mirror will be de-fogged immidiately alongwith a very nice aroma all over bathroom.
2)You have to go for a imprtant meeting but your shoe polish is missing? No worries, Just take a slice of cucumber and rub it lightly on your leather shoe. It wil provide that "Shine" that you were looking for.
3)Is you kitchen sink, tap or other stainless steel surfaces require cleaing? Just rub cucumber slice and see the result.

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