Cucumbers are Summer’s Favorite Veggie

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This naturally sweet, refreshing vegetable may seem innocent, but look a little closer and you will find that Mr. Cucumber has many tricks up his sleeve. From simple home remedies to curing diabetes, our friend the cuke is all hands on deck when it comes to making life a little more enjoyable. Here are some of the cucumbers magical abilities you may not have known about:

The Fog Fiend

You know the frustrating fog that haunts your mirror after a long steamy shower? Rather than using a fuzz-ridden towel or tissue to unsuccessfully wipe away the fog, turn to our friend Mr. Cucumber. To avoid fog residue on your mirror, slice a cucumber and rub it across your mirror before showering. Presto! No more fog.

The Hangover Healer
Did you know that cucumbers contain significant amounts of sugar and B vitamins, and have similar contents to aspirin? Because of this, eating half a cucumber before your groggy, booze-filled head hits the pillow will ease a headache the following morning. If you’re going out this weekend, cut up a few slices and store them in an easily accessible Tupperware in the fridge.

The Water Warrior

Because cucumbers are 95% water, they are a delicious way of rehydrating the body while getting rid of unwanted toxins. In addition, cucumbers provide a boost to your mood and supply your body with 10% of its daily recommended vitamin C allowance. So rather than grabbing that Sprite, enjoy natures pick-me-up, keep hydrated and feel good about your body.
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