We are all well aware of the tremendous health benefits of fruits and vegetables, but what we do not usually know is that the peel is loaded with just as many healthy and beautiful powers as the fruit or vegetable itself. Throw the peels away and you throw away all the health and beauty benefits it contains. So the next time you peel a fruit or veggie be sure to use it.
Here are a few power packed peels that you should never throw away:
“De’lemnon”is a natural solvent present in orange peel that saves you from skin cancer. Apart from that a beauty pack made with orange peels can give your skin a healthy glow. You can drink it, eat it and apply it!
Potato with peels contain 10% more nutrients than the peeled off potato. So the next time you make french fries or another potato recipe, keep the peel, it’ll save you time and add more nutrients to your diet. And the good news is that cooking the potato with its peel does not change it’s taste.
Carrots contain “Falcarindiol” that is healthy and good to eat. You can eat carrots any way you like, raw, steamed or stir fried. We just cut scrub whole carrots and cut the ends off and they are ready to eat.
This is one vegetable that looks much prettier with the skin on. The purple skin is packed with a powerful antioxidant called ‘Nasunin’. It is excellent for repairing cellular membranes and works great at preventing cell damage.
Cucumbers are low in calories and high in vitamin K, anti-oxidants and potassium. The peel is a good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation and offers some protection against colon cancers.
The apple peel is 9 times healthier than its pulp and 75% of its Fibers are present in its peel. Apple contains hundreds of elements that have capability of fighting against different diseases.
Tomato is very healthy for the heart as it protects the heart from getting an attack. the peels has properties that protect you from cancer and other heart diseases.