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Amazing Health Benefits of Orange Peels

Oranges are rich in antioxidant properties that are important for the body. It contains Vitamin A which is required to maintain healthy mucus membrane; also helps with absorbing light and improving night vision.

Oranges also contain high levels of Vitamin C which helps protect the skin and keeps skin looking beautiful, by helping to fight against skin damages caused by the sun and pollution. Its vital collagen production helps reduce wrinkles and improve the skin’s overall texture. Additionally, drinking orange juice regularly prevents kidney diseases and reduces the risk of kidney stones.

There are tons of reasons why oranges are good for consumption. However, most of the benefits of orange are in its skin itself. Orange peel has about four times more health benefits than the actual orange fruit that we take. The peel contains essential compounds that are highly beneficial for health. It also contains higher amounts of certain nutrients; for instance, 3.5 ounces of orange peel provides 136 mg of Vitamin C.

The white substance between the peel and the flesh, known as orange pith has high fiber content. It contains considerable amounts of copper, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and dietary fiber.

Here are some health benefits of orange peels:

Good for the face and skin
They help with skincare for the face as a cure for blackheads, acne, blemishes, dead cells, dark circles, dry skin and brighten the face. It can be applied with milk for extra glow or for removing tan.

For a pleasant smell
Want to liven up the smell of your house? Then this will freshen up the air; boil handful of dried orange peels, cinnamon and cardamom in water you would simply love the scent it gives.

Cancer prevention
Orange peels contain components that helps slow down growth of cancer cells. It can reduce the number of squamous cell carcinoma, a fatal type of skin cancer.

Weight loss
Orange peels have high fiber content that help increase your metabolism and burns fat from your body.

For Digestion
Orange peels aid in reducing chances of constipation. They have anti-inflammatory properties that help treat many digestion and gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, heartburn and acidity.

Treats bad breath
Have issues with bad breath? Chew an orange peel, they can help fight cavities and gives you a fresh breath.

Bathing oil
The oil in orange peel when extracted can be used as bathing oil. This helps in stimulating your skin.

Cures asthma
Orange peel removes phlegm hence cures asthma.

Blood pressure
Orange peels are incredibly good for a healthy blood circulation. It helps regulate blood pressure and thus keeps your heart healthy.

Cures hangover
Orange peels are one of the best cures for hangovers. Mix with salt boil for about 20minutes and drink.

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Becky Onoise

Becky Onoise is a psychologist, chocolate junkie, and puppy lover. A writer who is sorry... not sorry about correcting your grammar. She's a word enthusiast and aims to achieve her goals. Instagram handle @mz_berkey

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