How to Use Cucumber for Beauty and Health

Cucumber has most of the vitamins like vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and it has vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Iron and Folic Acid. Whew!!! That is a long list for a product used as salad with the main menu, so insignificant one hardly notices it.

The day is just half over and you are exhausted and tired after going through your chores at home. Or if you are at office you are feeling drained after that long presentation and meeting and you reach for the pick-me-up coffee. Why not have a cucumber instead which gives you the required stamina for the rest of the day. It has the B vitamins and carbohydrates so important for a revival of energy with a longer lasting effect.

Stress can get you and yet you may not have the time to go for a massage or a facial to get relief – so try this for a change. Take a whole cucumber cut into pieces and drop them into a pot of boiling water and see the miracle. The soothing aroma that wafts out of the pot is simply marvelous to your senses – relaxing you and taking out all the stress. Within a few minutes you are as good as new, ready to face the challenges ahead. The nutrients and chemicals inside the cucumber react with hot water positively to give out the scent required to soothe you down.

You may be out of mints or gum after a meal and you still have to be at work, so you desperately need a mouth freshener. Stick a slice of cucumber from the salad tray on the roof of your mouth for a few seconds; you will never look at a mint again. The bacteria in your mouth are killed by the chemicals contained in the cucumber and you do not have to worry about bad breath left!

Cucumbers also contain plenty of sugar and electrolytes plus the vitamins and are known to cure many a hangover. Munch on a few slices of this green miracle before going to sleep – you shall wake up fresh and bright as a daisy.