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Who knew cucumbers solve life's everyday problems?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by TCE, Apr 18, 2019.

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Do you eat cucumbers?

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  1. TCE

    TCE The Three Piece with the Soda

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    The cucumber, originally from India, is a widely cultivated creeping vine which bears edible fruit when ripe. Among fruits and vegetables, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more versatile food item, as it has not only a countless number of nutritional benefits, but also household uses that can save you both time and money. Below you’ll find some self-evident nutritional benefits of cucumbers, along with some lesser-known uses that will leave you both scratching your head in disbelief and ecstatic that something so accessible and inexpensive has so many practical uses.

    1. 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.

    2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, 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.

    3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

    4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

    5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

    6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? 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!!

    7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

    8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

    9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

    10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

    11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? 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 phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

    12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? 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 is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

    13. Using a pen and made a mistake? 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!!

    14. Fight cancers: Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol which are linked to a reduced risk of several types of cancer.

    15. Control blood pressure: Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium, fiber, and phytonutrients that work effectively for regulating blood pressure.

    16. Stimulate hair growth: They contain silicon and sulphur and thus a regular intake of cucumber can help promote healthy hair growth. For best results, mix cucumber juice with the juices of carrot, lettuce or spinach.

    17. Aid digestion: Their high water and dietary fiber are very effective in driving away the toxins from the digestive system. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation.

    18. Promotes joint health: Cucumbers are an excellent source of silica, which is known to help promote joint health by strengthening the connective tissues.

    19. Treat tapeworms: Cucumber seeds are used as a natural remedy for treating tapeworms. Bruised cucumber seeds mixed with water are also effective in the treatment of swellings of the mucous membranes of the nose and the throat.

    20. Nail care: The high silica content of cucumbers also helps to prevent splitting and spoiling of nails of the fingers and toes.

    21. Relieve gout and arthritis pain: Cucumbers are rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium. When mixed with carrot juice, they can relieve gout and arthritis pain by lowering uric acid levels.

    22. Helps diabetes: Cucumbers contain a substance needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin.

    23. Reduces cholesterol: Researchers have found that sterols in cucumbers help reduce cholesterol levels.

    24. Teething toy: Frozen slices of cucumber help soothe babies’ gums. (adult supervision at all times)

    https://www.edibleharmony.com/uses-and-benefits-of-cucumber/
     
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  2. Vitor CroCop

    Vitor CroCop Right Wing Liberal Banned

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    Nutrient wise Beef liver absolutely decimates the competition. Most nutrient dense food on the planet and nothing even comes close. Just look at the chart on this page.

    https://chriskresser.com/natures-most-potent-superfood/

    Conventional dietary wisdom holds that the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements) we need from foods are most highly concentrated in fruits and vegetables. While it’s true that fresh fruits and veggies are full of vitamins and minerals, their micronutrient content doesn’t always hold up to what is found in meats and organ meats—especially liver.

    The chart below lists the micronutrient content of apples, carrots, red meat and beef liver. Note that every nutrient in red meat except for vitamin C surpasses those in apples and carrots, and every nutrient—including vitamin C—in beef liver occurs in exceedingly higher levels in beef liver compared to apple and carrots. In general, organ meats are between 10 and 100 times higher in nutrients than corresponding muscle meats. (That said, fruits and vegetables are rich in phytonutrients like flavonoids and polyphenols that aren’t found in high concentrations in meats and organ meats, so fresh produce should always be a significant part of your diet.)

    In fact, you might be surprised to learn that in some traditional cultures, only the organ meats were consumed. The lean muscle meats, which are what we mostly eat in the U.S. today, were discarded or perhaps given to the dogs.

    A popular objection to eating liver is the belief that the liver is a storage organ for toxins in the body. While it is true that one of the liver’s role is to neutralize toxins (such as drugs, chemical agents and poisons), it does not store these toxins. Toxins the body cannot eliminate are likely to accumulate in the body’s fatty tissues and nervous systems. On the other hand, the liver is a is a storage organ for many important nutrients (vitamins A, D, E, K, B12 and folic acid, and minerals such as copper and iron). These nutrients provide the body with some of the tools it needs to get rid of toxins.
     
  3. michal001

    michal001 Brown Belt

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    You forgot the most important one. If you forget your viagra cucumber can help your girl keep going.
     
  4. OverCoronavirus Pressure

    OverCoronavirus Pressure If Pazuzu comes for you, I will spit out a leopard

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    OP confirmed for Cucumber shill.

    He's on the cuke-lobby payroll.
    Also he forgot to mention you can use a cucumber to open your beer too
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  5. Sakurabaism

    Sakurabaism Brown Belt

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    I love cucumber, I usually eat them fresh but sometimes I make a side dish with it. Liver is great too, chop it into small pieces and fried them with spices. Good shit.
     
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    ssBaldy Russian belt

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    Love them. Indeed very versatile. Fresh, picled, beaten (amazing salad is made from beef and beaten cucumbers).
    Also we have a Russian recipe of cucumbers salted in a barrel with various herbs, garlic and spices. You put them in a barrel and fill it with salted water, and put a weight on top. You can wait for about 10 days for it to get fully done, or, if the cucumbers were small with thin skin, you can get them out in 1,5-2 days and get malosol'ny ogurets (lightly salted cucumber). It is my favorite summer food, goes great with almost any food - meat or veggie, or even alone.
     
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    Still not a fan, but i'm very surprised, and somewhat impressed, always thought they were a nothing food, that was really just full of water.
     
  8. Sonny Qc

    Sonny Qc Gold Belt

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    If you want to piss me off,
    put a cucumber slice in my gin tonic....
     
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    @TCE making this thread :

     
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    LukeSkyrocker Purple Belt

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    Great post. I love them I’m eating them in a salad right now
     
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    JOE QUEEF Amply Insensate Platinum Member

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    Keep those fucking things away from me...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    So what I'm getting from this thread is if I go on a beef liver and cucumber diet I'll become a superhuman?
     
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    Lol
     
  14. Medulla Omoplata

    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    Sonny Qc Gold Belt

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    the guy who wasted that beer should go to jail.
     
  16. OverCoronavirus Pressure

    OverCoronavirus Pressure If Pazuzu comes for you, I will spit out a leopard

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    I love fresh cukes but not things with cuke cooked into them.

    It's like peaches, nothing is as good as the real thing.
     
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    OverCoronavirus Pressure If Pazuzu comes for you, I will spit out a leopard

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    Or at least have to eat the broken glass.
     
  18. Crocop42

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    I drink mainly cucumber water throughout the day. Cucumber is up there with my favorite foods. I know, its weird.
     
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    tzatziki is damn delicious!
     
  20. Medulla Omoplata

    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    In the summer I make my own!
    I grow fresh cucumbers in my backyard, I have some spices and oil I brought home from Greece, and I make my own yogurt.
     

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