Don’t Peel That Fruit: It Can Make You Healthy and Beautiful

If you desire a healthy and beautiful body, have your potatoes baked, not mashed. Potato peels are rich in zinc, potassium, iron, vitamin C, and fiber.

Hate garlic? It’s time to start loving them. Garlic skin contains not one or two, but six antioxidants! This is actually good news because the next time you make those sauces, you can skip the part of cumbersome peeling of the skin.

Is an apple pie your favorite dessert? Well, we aren’t telling you to stop eating it, but do include some freshly cut apples in your plate of pie. Ah, yes, keep the skin on since that contains five times more polyphenols than the inside. According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, apple peel is rich in anti-disease and anti-cancer properties.

Struggling to reduce your bad cholesterol? Dig into the soft, white pith of citrus fruits for lots of pectin that regulates blood sugar and decreases cholesterol. The oils of citruses keep cancer of the skin, lungs, liver, and stomach at bay, according to a report published in the Journal of Nutrition.

If you want to lose weight effectively, pay more attention to your seafood than to your weight loss program. Eating unshelled prawns slim you down and lead the way to a healthy heart. The shells are loaded with chitosan, which is a soluble dietary fiber that limits absorption of fat by the body and also slows digestion which makes you feel full for longer.

These are only a few examples from the bounty of nature that contains health-inducing foods. And you thought your treadmills and dumb bells produced all the health in the world.

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