This is a great time of year to experiment with cucumbers: they’re fresh, they’re numerous, and if you stop by local roadside veggie stands or markets, they can even be cheap! For those of you just joining us (or with poor memories), we’re exploring Natural News’ list of cucumber benefits.
WHY WE LOVE THEM
- Home care– Eliminates a foggy mirror. Before taking a shower, rub a cucumber slice along a mirror and it will eliminate the mirror fogging up. Instead of WD40, take a cucumber slice and rub it along a squeaky hinge and your door will stop squeaking.
Shh! Hear that? Me neither. I want to try this, but nothing is squeaking in my house. Just speaking or squawking. No noisy hinges, but there’s plenty of noise from the sons department. I wonder if rubbing a slice of cucumber on children has a similar effect.
6. Relieves bad breath – Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
Come closer and tell me if it worked!
Cucumber Piña Colada Smoothie
1 small or ½ large cucumber (peeled and de-seeded)
½ cup coconut milk
½ cup pineapple (fresh or canned in pineapple juice)
1 packet Truvia or other sweetener (optional)
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Cucumber slice picture courtesy of http://healthylatineating.com/