Some plants’ leaves, peels or stems are often the healthiest parts, which we usually throw away.
- Apple peel
An antioxidant, called Quercetin, which is especially useful for our brain and lungs can be found in apples’ peel. Therefore, try not to peel the apple before eating it, of course, only if you are 100% sure it does not have suspicious origin. In addition, apple is full of vitamins and really is inexplicable why people insist to peel it.
- Broccoli leaves
Broccoli leaves contain carotenoids. Carotenoid is very powerful plant pigment which is turned into vitamin A by our body. It helps in cancer prevention.
- Potato peel
According to researches, potato’s peel is more useful than the potato itself. This does not mean you should cook potato peels, but feel free to consume a potato together with its peel. Do not worry at all because there is nothing wrong with it.
- Melon’s bark
Melon’s bark is rich in citrulline. This is an amino acid which stimulates circulation and dilates blood vessels. Put a melon, together with its bark in a blender and enjoy the healthy beverage.
- Swiss chard’s stalks
Swiss chard’s stalks are equally good as this plant’s leaves because they are filled with antioxidants. You can either steam-cook them or boil them, depending on the consumer’s taste.
- Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are very healthy and can contribute to our whole organism’s work. This is why you should never throw away pumpkin seeds.
- Beet leaves
All people use beetroot but no one uses beet leaves. Anyway, beet leaves are as useful as this plant’s root. You can use them in order to prepare tasty stews, loaves and similar meals which are very beneficial when it comes to improving our health state.
- Kiwi peel
The hairy kiwi peel contains three times more antioxidants than this fruit’s inside part. It also possesses anticancer and anti-allergic properties. Add kiwi peel in a juicer and make healthy and refreshing drink.