Revealed: Why You Should Never Throw Away Orange Peels
Did you know that the healthiest part of some fruits is their peel? Orange is one such fruit whose peel contains some of the richest nutrients in the world. Do you know that a medium orange contains around 170 different types of phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids? It is good for your skin and health.
Apart from the loaded dose of vitamin C that we get to obtain from oranges, the peels have the ability to cleanse the lungs and help us fight the toxins that may irritate the tissues in the lung.
Oranges contain lots of nutrients and enzymes that help the body function properly. The orange peels contain powerful antioxidant called flavournoids; they help in fighting free radicals and also help to reduce the damage that may be caused by oxidation.
Orange peels can be used when fresh or when it is dried, but it is best to dry the orange peels in the sun and use them, as they last longer than fresh peels.
Here are some ways to use orange peels:
Orange peel tea for digestion
Orange peel is known for its effectiveness in aiding digestion. To make the tea, boil a cup of water and add the dried orange peels and strain. You can sweeten with honey, if you desire.
Aids weight loss
Vitamin C has been shown to help you lose weight. Orange peels have tons of the stuff. In order to aid your weight loss goals, replace coffee or soda with orange peel tea.
You know that yellow tinge on your teeth, orange peels can remove it. They contain a compound called d-limonene, which helps reduce teeth staining (even from smoking!)
Peels improve skin tone
Orange peels can remove skin blemishes and dark spots. Their vitamin C content maintains your skin’s suppleness, prevents dullness and adds a healthy glow. It even acts as a natural sunscreen by blocking harmful UV rays.
Orange peels can be use for the hair
The peels can be added to any homemade hair rinse while making it, it will give a nice citrus smell and will prevent itchy scalp.
Orange peels can be use to scare away cats
If you want to get rid of your neighbours cat from your house, spread some orange peels around the home. Cats hate the smell of the oranges and this is the best natural way to get rid of them.
Support against respiratory distress
Orange peels have cleansing effect; they help break down and expel congestion. They contain enzymes, fiber, pectin and vitamin C. Vitamin C is an immunity booster as it helps prevent cold and flu.
Orange peels to boiled water. You can add honey to it if you want to sweeten it. Taking this tea aids digestion.
Homemade refrigerator deodorizer
Orange peels can be used as deodorizers for the refrigerator. To do this, you need to eat the fruit from the inside; add salt to half of the peel and place it in a bowl in the fridge for about a week or two.
So the next time you buy oranges, make sure not to throw the skin away!