orange-peel

The oranges are grown all over the world and people love for its juicy pulp. Hardly there will be someone who is not aware of the oranges but one thing that most people are not aware of is the health benefits of orange peel.

People tend to discard orange peel for the fact that it doesn’t taste as great as the orange pulp.  Orange peels contain many nutritional values that make it an excellent diet for keeping the body fit and healthy. 99 percent of the time, orange peels find their place in the waste box of home and it happens because of the lack of awareness about their health benefits.  Here are some health benefits of orange peels that you must know.

Lowering Cholesterol:

Orange peels contain hespetidin, a compound known for its antioxidant properties. It is also found in orange pulp but in much lower amount. Hespetidine helps in lowering the cholesterol level of the body and maintain the blood pressure.

Vitamins and Minerals:

Orange peel is an excellent source of vitamins like Vitamin C, A, B5, B6. It also contain mineral like calcium in abundant amount. Iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium, phosphorous are the other mineral which are present in orange peels. If you are not interested in eating the orange peel, you can extract Vitamin C and calcium by soaking it in a glass of water.

Natural Fiber:

Orange peel contains pectin , a natural fiber which prevents problem like constipation and maintain the blood sugar level.  Pectin also helps in promoting the growth of good bacteria in the intestine which results in better digestion.

Natural Oil:

Orange peel contains natural oil which makes the skin elastic, strong and beautiful. Add few peel of orange in your bath water for few minutes to get the benefits of orange oil. This oil also act as natural cleanser and used to clean body veins and arteries.

Weight Loss:

You can prepare a tea from the orange peel, which is an excellent remedy for weight loss. It increases metabolism, remove fat from the body and increase the body energy and stamina. It is also an excellent remedy for insomnia.

Natural Sunscreen:

Orange peel can be rubbed on skin which acts as natural sunscreen. It contains d-limonene which works as a shield to UV rays of sun. Rubbing on skin give additional benefits like prevention from acne and premature aging.

Anti-inflammatory Properties:

Orange peels contain anti-inflammatory nutrients which help in fighting hemorrhoids and even cancer. Orange peels also contain flavonoids which De-accelerate the growth of cancer cells.

These are few health benefits of orange peel. To get maximum benefits, you should choose organic orange peels or wash the orange properly before using it.

Ramnivas KushvahaAuthor:
Ramnivas Kushvaha
About Author
hold an engineering degree in chemical but his area of interest is blogging. Ramnivas authors the site personal-fitness.org where he writes about health and fitness related topics

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julano

Posted on: 03.02.2014 16:27

una try well well, una doo ! un doo well well oh

 

Posted on: 04.03.2014 13:13

Now I already know about the benefits of piecemeal fruits to health after reading the contents of your blog
but I want to ask about what if eating oranges at night??
is good for health or maybe vice versa???
thank you.

 

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