Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cool Ways to use Cukes

Crunchy, juicy cucumbers don't just refresh summer meals; they're also low in calories and deliver skin-firming vitamin C and caffeic acid, which may protect skin cells against UVB rays, a cause of wrinkles and age spots.  They also provide loads of water - cukes are 95% water! 

Cucumbers aren't just for munching - here are a few unusual ways to use them:

  1. Peel a cuke, blend it with water and press the puree through a sieve for a flavorful drink or as a base for lemonade.
  2. Soothe your sunburn by halving a cucumber length-wise and rubbing it on scorched skin as you would aloe.  Vitamin C can turn down the dial on inflammation damage in the skin.
  3. Place slices over puffy eyes - anti-inflammatory properties may help to reduce swelling.
~Eating Well


  1. Hey, great tips for homemade beauty. Thanks.

  2. Dear Patti, I love reading these helpful hints that are so available through nature. Thank you for your visits to my blog. I hope that you visit again real soon. Blessings, Catherine

  3. thanks for the tips!!! We had a lot of cucumbers from our garden this year!!!