Good Morning Everyone!
Do you peel your fruits and veggies before you eat them? Well, there are 12 fruits and veggies you may want to consider leaving the skin or peel on. Check out this article, it’s very interesting. Below are six of my favorites :).
**Be sure to buy ORGANIC always is possible, but especially if you are going to consume the skin or peel – even with the best fruit and veggie wash it’s very possible you will still be consuming the pesticides and chemicals**.
One more thing – enjoy your fruit in an appropriate quantity for your activity level and if you’re not sure what that quantity is, I can help you figure that out. Be aware of the sugar contentJ.
- Apples – ½ of the fiber and 1/3 of the vitamin C, A and potassium are in the skin.
- Potatoes – 90% of the iron and ½ the fiber is in the skin.
- Citrus (oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits) – 2x as much vitamin C in the peel as is in the flesh of the fruit. Citrus also boosts iron absorption!
- Cucumber – most of the vitamin K is in the skin
- Kiwi – there are more flavonoids, vitamin C and antioxidants in the skin and double the fiber.
- Mango – Researchers found that mango skin contains properties similar to resveratrol, which helps burn fat and inhibits the production of mature fat cells. Mango flesh extracts were also tested, but did not produce the same results, which suggests that one needs to eat mango skin in order to get this beneficial property. A mango’s peel also contains larger quantities of carotenoids, polyphenols, omega-3, omega-6 and polyunsaturated fatty acids than its flesh. Another study found compounds more heavily concentrated in mango’s skin that fight off cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Have a great Thursday!!!!!