When you eat an orange, you don’t think twice before throwing out its peel. Well, you wouldn’t throw the orange peel after you’ve read this.
Not many of us are aware that orange peel is high on nutritional value that caters to health if applied/consumed in any form. Orange peel has compounds comprising of over 60 types of flavonoids and over 170 different types of phytonutrients which are highly health enhancing. Think orange peel only has that much of health value? Think again because orange peel is rich in fiber, pectin, vitamins and minerals as well.
The bitter taste of orange peel is why most people spurn it. But, if you want to lose weight, orange peel consumption will help you go the extra mile in your mission. Orange peel is high in fiber and low on calorie content. The high fiber content in orange peel adds bulk in your meals and will keep you feeling full. Orange peel is an anti obesity agent – it suppresses weight gain and quells the formation of adipose tissue in the body, facilitating weight loss.
As a rich source of non-soluble polysaccharides, orange peel prevents constipation. It promotes bowel movements since the bulk of fiber will be passed through the gut with urgency, preventing indigestion. Gas trouble, nausea, vomiting and heartburn can be cured by ingesting orange peels.
Orange peel is a natural respiratory tract cleanser. It breaks down then expels phlegm from the respiratory system. The high levels of histamine and antioxidants in orange peel curb allergies and alleviate respiratory distress such as flu, cold, bronchitis and asthma.
Incorporate orange peel in your daily diet – in tea especially. Throw orange peel (not to be confused with orange zest) in your salads, cakes and iced beverages and consume it - the bitterness in orange peel won’t be so apparent that way. Enjoy the encompassing benefits of this fruit part which is normally dismissed and discarded.
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