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Why should you save the Orange Peel

Published on 12/18/2018

  • Why should you save the Orange Peel

What do you do with your orange peel?

What is one of the worst parts of eating an orange or a mandarin, or a clementine, well that is a easy question it's peeling the orange and what should you do with the peel after it is off of the orange flesh? Our goal is to change your mind if you are a person who typically throws away the orange peel when they are finished eating the orange. We want to show everyone the many many positive benefits the orange peel has, some would even argue that it is even better for you then the flesh of the orange itself.  So here are some facts that you might not have known about why the orange peel and why it should never end up in the trash again.

Want Whiter Teeth?

Did you know that the orange peel can whiten your teeth from yellowing, and even if you are a smoker. The reason for this is because orange peels contain a compound called d-limonene this helps clean teeth staining. Here how you can get whiter teeth with an orange peel. It is very straightforward you simply just need to rub the inside of the orange peel (the white part) for 2 to 3 minutes, and do this twice a day. Then you can show everyone your new white teeth.

A heart healthy life starts with an orange a day

A heart healthy diet can be hard to maintain but it is very important to our everyday lives. A simple way to help your heart is by eating orange peels. It has been found that eating orange peels actually can help lower cholesterol just as effectively or more effectively than medicine without the side effects. The reason for this is because the orange peel is full of polymethoxylated flavones. This is a flavonoid which has been shown to help lower cholesterol.

No More Allergies

It has been found that orange peels can help to prevent the release of histamines. Histamines are chemicals in our body that is responsible for allergic reactions. Orange peels are also known to have a cleansing effect on your body, mainly your lungs. They are helpful in expelling phlegm from your lungs. The cleansing effect that you get from the orange peel has been found to help fight illnesses like the flu and the cold. There are some other benefits that we have found from keeping the orange peel, that being that it can actually help with weight loss. The reasoning behind this is because it is rich in fibre and low in calories. This makes them a useful diet tool when trying to lose weight.

Keep the bugs away

The orange peel actually has practical uses as well the health benefits previously mentioned. If you have an ant problem in your house or you are outside with the mosquitos, the orange peel can help you! If you have ants in your house the solution is simple. Make some orange peel powder and place them in areas where you find most ants. Mosquitoes also don't like orange peel and this solution is even easier just rub the peel on your skin gently and you are all set. Bugs don't like the  limonene that are found in oranges. This is one of the chemicals that contributes to the smell of the orange. So you will be safe from the bug and smell great as well!

Where do you buy your oranges?

Where do you buy your oranges? Were you thinking of Quique Naranjas because we have the offers you were looking for. At Quique Naranjas we deliver from the tree to your house in 48-72 hours. We offer a wide variety of traditionally grown fruit from our garden in Valencia, Spain at orangesonline.net/de .

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