Oranges are known source of vitamin C, but what is less known is that they are also abundant in vitamins A and B, soluble fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and other nutrients.
When using oranges you shouldn’t throw away the peels because they contain more phytonutrients and flavonoids than the inner pulp.
Here are some of the benefits that the orange peel has:
Removes Blackheads and Whiteheads – An orange peel powder can be used as a natural exfoliating agent that can remove dirt and dead skin cells from your skin. It will prevent the appearance and the formation of blackheads and whiteheads. It also has the ability to reduce the occurrence of acne.
Mix equal amounts of orange peel powder and plain yogurt to prepare a paste.
Once prepared, use gentle circular motions to apply the paste on your face and neck area.
Let it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
After that, use wet hands and gently rub off the paste.
In order to reduce blackheads and whiteheads, use this solution every other day. Then, repeat once a week as a preventive measure.
Whitens Teeth – The orange peel will help you reduce teeth staining, especially smoking stains as it contains a compound known as d-limonene.
Take an orange peel and rub the inside of the peel over your teeth for 2-3 minutes.
After that, rinse your mouth and teeth with lukewarm water.
Repeat this method 2 times a day until you feel satisfied with the results.
You can also make a paste with some orange peel powder and a little water. You can add dried leaves in it as well.
Once prepared, put the paste on your toothbrush and brush your teeth. Repeat this method twice daily for a few weeks.
Helps in the process of weight Loss – Due to the fact that many nutritional components of oranges are present in the peel, especially vitamin C they are very helpful in the process of losing weight. This antioxidant vitamin helps burn fat.
You should incorporate orange peel tea in your weight-loss diet. In order to prepare this magical tea:
Take peels from several oranges and dry them in a cool and dry place.
Once dried, put one tablespoon of them in 1 cup of hot water.
Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
Remove the peels and add a little raw honey.
Drink 2 cups of this herbal tea on a daily basis.
Make sure to always use the peels from organic oranges and before drying them, wash them thoroughly.