10 Amazing Health Benefits of Orange Peels

Posted On Dec 27, 2019

Department of

Manipal Hospitals

It may surprise you that orange peels have about four times more health benefits than the actual orange fruit that we eat. Orange peels contain flavonoids – like poly methoxy flavones (PMFs) and hesperidin – and other phytochemicals that are highly beneficial for your health. Flavonoids are antioxidant compounds that help prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and heart diseases. It also contains higher amounts of certain nutrients. For example, 3.5 ounces of orange peel provides 136 mg of Vitamin C.

In addition, orange peel contains considerable amounts of copper, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and dietary fiber.

Now let’s see what are few health benefits associated with orange peels:

  • Support Healthy Heart

Orange peels contain hesperidin, a flavonoid that helps maintain blood pressure and cholesterol. The polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) found in orange peels also help lower cholesterol more effectively than drugs.

  • Prevent Allergies

Histamines are the chemicals that are responsible for allergic reactions. Orange peels contain compounds that can help prevent histamine release.

  • Prevent Cancer

Orange peels help slow down the growth of cancer cells. In fact, orange peels can reduce the number of squamous cell carcinoma, a fatal type of skin cancer. People who consume orange peels on a regular basis have fewer chances of being diagnosed with lung cancer and skin cancer than those who only eat the orange inside.

  • Reduce Weight

Orange peels help increase your metabolism and burn fat from your body. Many medical experts recommend orange peels as a cure for weight loss.

  • Better Digestion

Orange peels have anti-inflammatory properties that help treat many digestions and gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, heartburn, and acidity.

  • Cure Hangover

Orange peel is one of the best things that can help cure a hangover. Just boil the peel for about 15-20 minutes and drink it like tea to get rid of a hangover.

  • Treats Bad Breath

Orange peels can help fight cavities and keep your breath fresh.

  • Fights Infection, Cold, and Flu

Orange peels are rich in vitamin C and A. This makes orange peels a natural antioxidant that helps boost your immune system and fight off germs and viruses.

  • Treats skin problems

Orange peels help cure multiple skin problems such as blackheads, dead cells, acne, pores, dark circles, and dry skin. it also helps brighten your skin.

  • Cures Asthma

Orange peels also help remove phlegm and hence cures asthma.

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