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Get Creative with Summer Cucumbers!

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. Crisp, refreshing cucumber is a welcome summertime treat that's a great way to beat the heat. Use them in salads, blend them into chilled soups, or incorporate them into a classic yogurt dip. Whatever you decide to do with them, they're certainly a delicious and versatile fruit! That's right- it's technically fruit, which is open to a variety of preparations and cuisines. But, believe it not there are other, more unusual, ways to use cucumbers in everyday life.

Creative Tips

·         Energy Boost: 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.

·         Hangover Cure: 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.

·         Freshen your Breath: 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 photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

·         Removes Ink: Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing; also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls.

Cucumbers, A Natural Cleaner

Cucumbers can be used as an alternative to many other products. For example, if you find yourself out of cleaning product you can use cucumbers. 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 it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

Prepare For The Healthiest You Can Be!

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