Consider again when you throw away the peels of these 6 fruits including orange, lemon, banana, watermelon, cucumber, and apple.
Wouldn't you agree with me on how fruits below are super healthy and nutritious? But how about their peels? I bet you may never ever think of trying these fruit peels. But you would be extremely surprised after reading through their outstanding benefits.
Orange peel is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidant flavonoids, aids in digestion, and reduces bloating, indigestion. Orange peel also contains vitamin C, carotene that supports immune system, and fights bad breath. Besides, they are low in calories but high in fiber, that is a good support in losing weight. Essential oil extracted from orange peel can treat melasma, freckles, and enhance the white and smooth skin. Normally, I can use orange zest in baking cakes or grind it into powder and use it riectly on face as a mask.
According to Asianet India, salvestrol Q40 and limonene in the lemon peel are the antioxidant, anti-cancer element that can remove toxins, neutralize free radicals, and prevent skin problems like wrinkles, acne ... Calcium and vitamin C also help maintain bone and joint health. Meanwhile, the amount of pectin in lemon peel is essential to prevent the body from absorbing too much sugar, help maintain weight, and support weight loss. Similar to orange peel, I usually zest a lime in my cake because of its flavorness and usefulness.
Banana peels contain nutritional ingredients, typically fiber, potassium,e etc. which are good to lose weight and fight antibiotic resistance. However, it may be hard for you to eat it direcly; instead, I have processed it for smoothies, tea and so on. What’s more, banana peels work effectively in the treatment of diarrhea for children. If you have a kid, you can simply strip off the out layer of banana skin, and then cook it with other foods.
Watermelon rind is the white part of the watermelon. You may think that it taste bland and does no good to our body. However, it contains a good source of citrulline, amino acids that plays an important role in improving blood circulation, lowering blood pressure, and eliminating toxic substances like ammonia from the body. This also protect the heart and prevent heart problems such as congestive heart failure, angina or coronary artery disease.
Cucumber peel contains more fiber, less calories, helps support weight loss and prevents constipation. What’s more, it provides our bodies with beta-carotene, a nutrient like vitamin A and vitamin K that can enhance the bone health, prevent blood clots and is extremely good for eyes.
Apple peel is also rich in fiber, which helps support digestive efficiency, reduce the significant amount of bad cholesterol (LDL), and protect the cardiovascular system. Moreover, calcium and phosphorus in the apple peel is beneficial to maintain bone health and muscle building.