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Lemon peel gives you clear skin

Time to roughage it. To get the most out of these 5 fruit and veggies you need to ditch the peeler.

Lemon Add citrus peel to cakes, smoothies or salads for a zesty hit of antioxidants. It’s great for getting things moving in the morning - and since studies link constipation to a spotty complexion[1], it can do wonders for your skin. Lemon peel is also rich in d-Limonene, which can inhibit breast cancer[2].

Sweet Potato The skins are packed with beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. One serve of sweet potato - with the skin on - provides more fiber than a bowl of porridge, plus folate and vitamin C. Try this delicious Stuffed Superfood Sweet Potato[3].

Kiwi Try whizzing up a whole kiwi in a smoothie - like Natasha’s Perfect Green Smoothie. The furry exterior contains three times the antioxidants of the pulp, and can fight off bugs – like staphylococcus and e-coli- responsible for food poisoning.

Apple For a perfect winter treat - try this apple fritter recipe[4]; the ursolic acid in the peel will help offset the calories. Ursolic acid has been shown to increase brown fat, which in turn speeds up your calorie burn[5]. Apple skin also contains quercetin, which protects your memory[6] as well as compounds called triterpenoids, which may keep skin cancer at bay[7].

Cucumber Time to get used to the slightly bitter flavour; cucumber skin contains collagen-building silica. Five milligrams per day is the recommended intake – the amount you will get in the peel of one cucumber.

[2] , Miller JA, Lang JE, Ley M, et al. Human breast tissue disposition and bioactivity of limonene in women with early-stage breast cancer. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2013 Jun;6(6):577-84.


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Katie :

Ok thats gonna be easy :) Love all of those ingredients :) Thanks for the tips! xoxo Katie from 

Nov 23, 2015

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