The skin of fruit or vegetables is not as good flesh. Can taste bitter, sour, or tasteless, so people tend to throw it away. In fact, the skin is located nutrients that are often referred to able to fight cancer, increase energy, and so it is.
Dr Marilyn Glenville, former President of Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine, says that all fruits and vegetables have a bio-synergy, which means the nutritional benefits of each piece is reinforced by the others. Below are some fruits and vegetables you can eat with the skin, namely:
Haired skin of a kiwi fruit contains high antioxidants, believed to be capable of functioning as an anticancer, antiinflammatory, and antialergen, according to Dr Glenville. “The skin contains three times more antioxidants than the flesh. It also can fight bacteria, such as Staphylococcus and E-coli, which makes you food poisoning, “he said.
How to eat: If skin feels too sour kiwi fruit, kiwi fruit select the type of gold (you can buy in hypermarkets) that tastes really sweet. Her skin is also not too hairy, but provides the same benefits. Enter the skin as well if you make kiwi juice.
You do not have to chew the skin was prickly pineapple. What should you eat is a tough middle part. Pineapple itself is rich in fiber and vitamin C, and its main benefit lies in the enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain works to solve the food, and dead tissue that lives in the digestive system that protects the stomach.
“The center of the pineapple contains bromelain concentration twice the meat of the fruit,” explains Dr. Glenville.Cara eat it: Press and destroy the middle, and add the juice into a smoothie. The pulp can be added to soups or casseroles to provide more fiber.
What makes the broccoli becomes heavy when weighed against the stem. The shaft is usually discarded, whereas the stalk that is the reason we eat broccoli. “Stalk of broccoli may not feel like the flowers, but it has a content of calcium and vitamin C are higher,” says Dr Glenville. Stalks of broccoli is also rich in soluble fiber, so you’ll feel full longer.
How to eat: Cut broccoli stems to the size of french fries, saute or boiled with other foodstuffs.
Researchers in Taiwan found that banana peel extract can remove depression as rich in serotonin, a chemical that balances mood. Banana skin is also good for the eyes as it contains antioxidants lutein which protect eye cells from exposure to ultraviolet light. This is what can cause cataracts.
How to eat: This Taiwanese research team recommends a banana peel to boil for 10 minutes, then drink the boiled water that has cooled. Or, put in the juicer, then drink the juice.
According to researchers from Japan, garlic skin contains six different antioxidant compounds. Peeling garlic can remove phenylpropanoid antioxidants that help fight the aging process and protects the heart.
How to eat: Pour olive oil over a half or whole cloves of garlic, then put on a tray along with chicken or vegetables you are roasting.
Orange peel and tangerine has a powerful type of antioxidant called super-flavonoids, which can reduce bad cholesterol levels significantly, without lowering the good cholesterol levels. Antioxidants obtained from the skin 20 times stronger than that obtained from the juice.
“The same thing applies to all citrus fruits,” says Dr Glenville. “White marrow contains high pectin, which is a known component of dietary fiber can lower cholesterol and fight the good bacteria.”
How to eat: Add grated citrus rind to the cauliflower, cheese, or cake and muffins. Or, enter the whole unpeeled fruit into the juicer so you get all the benefits.
Most people know that the potato skin is healthy, but no one knows why. The skin is the source of nutrients than potatoes. Fistful of potato skin provides half the daily intake of soluble fiber, potassium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamin C. “Per pound them, potatoes contain more vitamin C than oranges, so good for anyone who wants to prevent the flu,” says Dr Glenville.
How to eat: Make the following baked potato skins, boiled and mashed with the skin gets mashed potatoes, or cut into wedges, dip it in a little olive oil, then bake the potato wedges.