Healthy Fruit Peels To Eat

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Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 10:50 [IST]
 
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Are you in the habit of eating the fruits and shedding away its peels? It's time to change this habit then. You should eat fruit peel along with the fruit as it will provide you with a lot of nutrition. They might not be tasty, but you can always try to have them as they will benefit you a lot. Just keep one thing in mind before you have a fruit peel. You have to wash the fruits thoroughly before consuming them.

Mango Skin- The king of all fruits has many nutritional benefits hidden not only in the pulp but also in the skin. It cures many diseases like diabetes. It also reduces the chances of cancer. This fruit peel has an element called resveratrol that lowers blood cholesterol levels. So you may opt to have at least one slice of mango with a peel everyday to reap its benefits.

Healthy Fruit Peels To Eat

Apple Skin-
Many people peel the apple before they eat it. But there is no reason to do that. It is soft enough, easy to digest and has many health benefits. Apple fruit peel is a good source of calcium and vitamin A. They are also a rich source of dietary fibres that are very important to keep the bowel movement clean. Being a rich source of antioxidants it keeps us safe from free radicals that damage our cells and lead to many diseases like cardiovascular problems and diabetes. It's always better to eat such fruits along with the peel.

Lemon Peel- This fruit peel is an excellent means to improve digestion. It also reduces stomach cramps. A small amount of lemon peel if consumed daily improves the blood circulation and immune system. Lemon peel extracts are used in Ayurvedic liver tonics. It is even used to treat scurvy in Ayurveda. Eat lemon peels in a very minimal amount everyday to get a better skin.

Orange Peel- An orange peel is rich in phytonutrients and flavonoids. It helps in digestion. It also lowers the cholesterol levels and significantly reduces the chances of cancer. If it is used in cooking, it adds a wonderful flavour to the dish. Hence you can easily have orange peels by making it a part of your cooking procedure. Eat in a healthy way to stay healthy.

Kiwi- Kiwi skin provides an ample store of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It promotes promote optimal cardiovascular health as it acts as a natural blood thinner. Eat this healthy fruit everyday for gaining maximum health benefits.

Eat fruits along with the edible healthy fruit peels and discover a new way to a healthy lifestyle.

Story first published:  Friday, July 27, 2012, 10:24 [IST]
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