On one or two occasions, you must have felt bad seeing people consuming some fruits with their peels but what if you were told that they were doing the right thing? Consuming fruit and vegetable peels open you up to a full world of fibre and nutrients that most people have never heard of. In eating the peel, you get to cut down on food waste and add more nutrition to your diet. That is why it is important everyone is knowledgeable about the health benefits of some fruit peels.
Peels of some of these plants can be eaten raw, used to prepare natural tea/juice or used to flavour different dishes. Some of the fruits that can be eaten with their peels to get their full health benefits include;
Consuming mango peels are good for you. Mango Peels encompass vitamin A, vitamin C, fibre, and phytonutrients. Vitamin A is important for a healthy immune system and Vitamin C helps wound repair. The peels also contain iron and are antioxidant-rich. The fibre helps mobilize the digestive system and keep bowel movements regular. The next time you consume mangoes, don't throw away their peels.
2. Sweet Potato
So many people consume sweet potatoes but throw away their peels. By consuming the peel of your sweet potato, you are instantly expanding great sources of nutrients into your diets such as fibre, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, potassium, and iron. Sweet Potatoes encompass so many nutrients hence, it will be wastage throwing away these peels.
Cucumber is another healthy fruit that should be consumed with its peels. Next time you're having a cucumber, instead of taking time to peel it and have all these green strips, don't even bother. By not peeling them, saves time and can give benefits such as an increase of Vitamin K, potassium, fibre and its low in calories. Consume cucumber with its peels to enjoy the full health benefit.
Orange is another healthy fruit that should be consumed with peels. These citrus fruits offer more benefits when eaten with peel. There is even a way that these orange peels can assist the lungs by cleansing themselves. Orange peels have powerful antioxidants, natural histamine suppressing compounds and flavonoids. These histamine suppressing compounds can aid people who have allergies. Never throw your orange peels away when consuming them.
Whenever you consume lemon, don't throw the peels away. This sweet, aromatic citrus fruit also brings a collection of benefits such as calcium, potassium and Vitamin C. By eating lemon peel you can also decrease cholesterol levels, fight cancer, improve bone health and improve oral health. The peels can lower LDL cholesterol from the polyphenol flavonoids. Vitamin C helps clear blood vessels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Consume the peels to stay healthy.
Banana is another fruit you should consume with peels. Consuming a banana peel might feel wrong, but it's so right. While bananas are sweet and delicious, the peel is bitter, fibrous and quite thick but it's still loaded with nutrients. Its nutritional benefits are an increase in your daily fibre, vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B12, potassium, and magnesium. Consume banana peels despite the taste because they are healthy for your body.
The peel of a watermelon is safe to eat. Its amazing benefits makes the idea of eating the peels good. The peel contains high concentrations of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, potassium, and zinc. Watermelon peel can also improve skincare, strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure, aid in weight loss and even help in having a safe pregnancy.
The lycopene and other flavonoids found in the peel help minimize wrinkles, blemishes and age spots. A high level of potassium lowers the risk of heart attacks and heart diseases. Form the habit of eating watermelon with the peels next time you want to consume them.
Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article.
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