Don’t throw away Orange peels, here are it’s health benefits

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Always study and teach the use of the simplest remedies, and the special blessing of the Lord may be expected to follow the use of these means which are within the reach of the common people.–Letter 100, 1903. {2SM 298.6}.

The traditional way of eating an orange is to peel the skin, discard and eat the inside fleshy part of the oranges. Oranges in themselves are known for their health benefits ranging from the popular vitamin C to dietary fibers, Vitamin B & B1, pantothenic acid, and folate as well as Vitamin A, calcium, copper, and potassium.”

For many orange lovers and for those who have juiced this fruit can attest to these health benefits, not to mention the cool, refreshing taste and feeling that accompanies it.

If you’ve ever tasted the peel of an orange, you know that the bitter taste is in stark contrast to its sweet fleshy insides, but did you know that they entire orange has health benefits, including the skin/peel? The peel can be used in a variety of ways even pressed to make an orange oil. Orange peels are packed with over 170 different types of phytonutrients and more than 60 types of flavanoids.

Orange Peel Benefits

Health:

  • Aids in weight loss due to its ability to help lower caloric intake.
  • Relieves respiratory problems: containing high levels of histamine, playing a vital role in expelling congestion orange peel is effective in relieving respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, cold, flu and lung cancer.
  • Prevents digestive complications such as constipation, gas, vomiting and heartburn
  • Improves oral health: rubbing an orange peel on your teeth will whiten them and is a cost effective way to freshen breath and whiten stained, sensitive teeth; simply chew on the peel.
  • Protects from Cancer: specifically skin, breast and colon cancer by binding to the toxic chemicals in the food.
  • Acts as a natural skin bleach: when rubbed on the skin, orange peel acts as an effective and safe natural scrubber and bleach for the skin. It also helps skin burns, sun tans and toning the skin, protecting the skin from harmful sun rays and cleanses the pores naturally.
  • Improves heart health: orange peel contains nobiletin which lowers blood cholesterol levels.

Home:

  • Shines wood
  • Repels Insects
  • DIY (Do It Yourself) Body Scrub
  • Air Freshener
  • Removes water stains
  • DIY Candles
  • Fertilizer in compost pile

Ways to use Orange Peel:

  • Grate and sprinkle as a garnish for salads, vegetables or desserts
  • Use as an oil
  • Juicing

“The Lord has provided antidotes for disease in simple plants, and these can be used by faith…”{16MR 248.3}

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