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 doesnâ€™t taste as great as the orange pulp.Â 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.
Orange peel contains at least a little bit of all the major nutrients. For example, 100 grams of orange peel contain about 25 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of dietary fiber, 1.5 grams of protein and less than a gram of citrus oil. The same amount of orange peel also provides nearly 100 calories and is a good source of vitamin C, calcium, beta-carotene and many B-vitamins. Orange peel contains small amounts of several other minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and selenium.
Hesperidin is an antioxidant found in oranges and there are very high levels of it in the peel. Hesperidin helps protect the heart by lowering blood pressure and regulating cholesterol levels. Adding a little bit of orange peel shavings do your meals will greatly increase your consumption of hesperidin.
Fiber is an essential element of a healthy digestive system and orange peel contains high amounts of fiber. If you are experiencing constipation, orange peel can help to relieve the constipation. It also promotes healthy bacteria production in the intestines.
To help with bronchitis, place some orange peel in a glass, add hot water, and drink it throughout the day.
High fiber, high nutrient foods are the perfect thing to eat if you want to lose weight. Orange peel provides the fiber and nutrition that you need and it also helps to suppress your appetite. Try drinking orange peel tea if you don’t want to add orange zest to your meals.
Orange peel will help to reduce chronic inflammation in the body, which can help with many different health conditions like heart disease, arthritis, and cancer.
Bad Breath Remedy
If you have bad breath, forget mouthwash and chewing gum. Instead, chew on a piece of orange peel to keep breath fresh.
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.