Eat With The Peel!

When you eat a fruit and throw away its peel, you are throwing away a lot of nutrition. Its true! Everything that nature produces is useful.... In this case, healthy too! There are some fruits and vegetables that should be eaten with the peel. Read on to find out the benefits of such eating habits.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The peel of this fruit can also contribute in keeping you away from the doctor. By depriving yourself of the peel, you are not giving yourself, four times more of the vitamin K the fruit can give you with the peel. So think twice before removing the peel of an apple next time. You will lose out on a lot otherwise.

Did you know that a potato with its peel can give you 7 times more calcium and 17 times more iron than otherwise? All that extra nutrition has been going into the garbage, all these years. Now, you can either sit and regret the wastage or start on a new diet. What do you want to do. Before you decide that, there are some more facts you need to know.

If you want to protect yourself from cancer or increase your body’s iron absorption, you need to eat the orange peel. It may sound strange to you but research reveals that the peel of this fruit contains higher concentrations of riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and potassium along with anti-inflammatory properties.


Next, we will talk about the cucumber peel. This one is for antioxidants, insoluble fiber and potassium. Apart from this, eating cucumber with its peel will give you the much needed vitamin K. So remember, the dark green peel is not useless. It has many gifts to give you.

Can you guess what the carrot peel can give you? Its for healthy skin. So next time you decide to eat a fruit, don’t deprive yourself of its peel.

Kruti Beesam