Sunday, 2 October 2016

BENEFITS of Lemon Peels For Good Health



Did You Know Lemon Peels Are Good For Your Health?

It is a common practice to discard lemon peels after squeezing the lemons. But did you know that lemon peels are power houses of vitamin C, folate, beta carotene, calcium, magnesium and potassium? You can use the peels in grated and chopped form to get the maximum health benefits from lemons.

HEALTH BENEFITS
Here are a few health benefits of lemon peels:

1 . Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
Lemon and lemon peels being rich in Vitamin C (antioxidant properties), and soluble fiber are among the preferred food ingredients for people with diabetes. They help in regulating sugar levels thereby controlling diabetes.

2 . Keep Cholesterol In Check
Lemon zests are a rich source of polyphenol flavonoids and fiber and help in lowering the cholesterol levels.They also help in regulating blood pressure and other heart related diseases.

3 . Fight Cancer 
Lemons contain a total of 22 anti-cancerous compounds that stop cell division in the cancer cells. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) that comes from the pulp and rinds of lemons, has been found to inhibit the spread of prostate, breast and skin cancers. Also, limonoids
(present in the peels of citrus fruits) slow down the progression of cancer

4 .  Improve Skin Health
Being super rich in vitamin C, lemon peels are a great recipe for glowing skin.  Lemons and their peels actively cleanse skin pores and improve skin tone.

5 . Help In Whitening The Teeth
Increased intake of coffee, tea, smokes gradually darkens your teeth. A lemon peel when rubbed on the surface can effectively lighten the stains and whiten your teeth.

WAYS TO USE
-To include lemon peels in your food and drinks, remove the thin layer/ peel/ zest of the lemon, refrigerate and preserve it by grinding and chopping the lemon zests.
– Make sure you do not peel along the white part of the peel.
-For skin application, rub the peels on the face and other areas of skin.
– You can also add lemon extract to your regular face packs.
– To whiten your teeth and remove stains, rub the peels daily on the teeth.

So, next time you use lemons, make sure you do not toss the peels in the bin as they are packed with vitamin C and other nutrients. Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!