I love cucumber! There are so many uses for it not just for eating them but for our health and even our home. Here are 5 incredible uses for cucumber.

This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of its series “Spotlight on the Home” section to emphasize the creative and fantastic ways to solve common problems.

5 Incredible Uses For Cucumber

#1 A cucumber contains most of the vitamins you need daily.

Only one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

#2 If you feel tired in the afternoon, don’t drink a soda with caffeine change it for a cucumber.

Cucumbers are a good source of Vitamins B and Carbohydrates that can provide quick energy that can last for hours.

#3 Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?

Rub a slice of cucumber in the mirror, you will eliminate the fog and will provide a gentle fragrance as relaxing in a spa.

#4 Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?

Place a few slices in a small tin and your garden will be free of pests throughout the season.  The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable by humans but crazy to garden pests and makes them flee the area.

#5 Are you looking for a quick and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?

Rub a slice or two cucumber through the problem area for a few minutes, phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin tighten, asserting the outer layer and reducing the visibility of the cellulite. It also works great on wrinkles!