Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Use ?healthy? parts of food that get discarded  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 30/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Laurence beeken food information executive at weightlossresources.

parts of fruits and vegetables like broccoli leaves and onion skin are often discarded though they contain health benefits—and we can easily include them in our diet say nutritionists.

laurence beeken food information executive at weightlossresources.co.uk shares information about parts of common fruits and vegetables we often discard and the ways we can easily include them in our diet reports femalefirst.co.uk.

* onion skin: onion skin is rich in quercetin which may reduce blood pressure and prevent clogged arteries. quercetin (flavonoid) has also displayed considerable anti-inflammatory activity restraining both the production and release of histamine and other allergic and inflammatory sources meaning that it may be useful for hay fever sufferers.

there is some evidence that cooking meats with onions may help reduce the amount of carcinogens produced when meat is cooked using high heat methods such as on the barbeque - just remember to remove the tough onion skin before eating!

how to include it in your diet: use it when cooking stocks soups and stews and remove just before serving!

* melon rind: melon rind is rich in citrulline an amino acid which contributes to the dilation of blood vessels and circulation improvements.

how to include it in your diet: blend the rind with the flesh for a super fresh smoothie.

* brocolli leaves: broccoli leaves are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamins a and c—vitamin a 320 percent; vitamin c 155 percent

how to include it in your diet: cook them just as you would cabbage and while you’re at it don’t forget that the stems contain a good dose of fibre and when sliced are great for a crunchy snack.

* chard stems: packed with glutamine antioxidants and phenolic compounds the stems are as edible as the leaves.

how to include it in your diet: steam the stems whole just as you would asparagus.

* orange peel: orange peel probably the best known of all the peels is a powerhouse of fibre flavonoids and vitamins. anecdotal evidence shows that an active chemical in orange peels (d-limonene) helps relieve heartburn and indigestion. the good concentration of vitamin c helps boost the immune system and could help ward off respiratory infections.

in addition peel extract can be used as an antibacterial cleanser made into an insect repellent and even a grease busting kitchen cleaner! it has also been used to naturally whiten stained teeth. pectin and other fibre found in the white layer beneath the skin of the orange can also help curb appetite and suppress hunger for up to 4 hours

how to include it in your diet: whip up the whole fruit (pith and all) into a delicious smoothie.


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 25 2015 - Oman's Suez subsidiary signs USD37m landfill contractMENAFN
(MENAFN) Suez Environment via its local subsidiary Sita Al Basheer has won a contract to design, build and operate the expansion of the landfill site for five years. The total amount of the contract ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Saudi- Kingdoms economy expected to expand 3.22 this yearArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) DUBAI: Cheap oil will slow growth in most Gulf Arab economies this year but heavy spending by governments and healthy private sector activity will prevent any serious slump a ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Egypt awards USD112.04m contract for rail systemMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egyptian National Railways (ENR) said that it has awarded Alstom a USD112.04 million contract for the supplying of signaling equipment for the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt, as well as its ...

 Jan 25 2015 - UAE's inflation hits 6-year high in DecemberMENAFN
(MENAFN) According to the figures released by the United Arab Emirates National Bureau of Statistics, the increase by more than 5 percent in the housing and utility costs led the UAE's inflation rate ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Dubai's Drake & Scull unit wins USD49m contractMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai's Drake & Scull International (DSI) said that one of its subsidies won a USD49 million engineering contract in the emirate, Gulf Business reported.Under the signed contract, the ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Dubai's Deyaar net profit down 43 percent in Q4MENAFN
(MENNAFN) Dubai's Deyaar Development said that it has registered a decline by 43 percent in its net profit during the October-December period of 2014, Gulf Business reported.During the fourth quarter ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Renault's GCC sales up 44 percent in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) Renault announced that it has registered a 44 percent increase in its sales within the region during 2014, which led by Dubai resulted in the manufacturer selling 23.626 vehicles, Emirates ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Sharjah firm to build solar power plantMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bee'ah, a Sharjah-based waste management company, announced that it is planning to build a solar power plant in the emirate with a capacity to generate more than 20 megawatts, Emirates 24/7 ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Bahraini JBG invest USD2.44m on expansion in GCCMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahrain-based Jawad Business Group (JBG) announced that it was planning to expand its business in the UAE and the GCC by opening 10 new stores this year, with an investment of over USD2.44 ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Dubai Arabtec wins USD152m contractsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai's Arabtec Holding announced that it has won two contracts in Abu Dhabi, through its Target Engineering unit, with the contracts having a combined value of USD152.5 million, Emirates ...

more...


 






Google

Electronic & Mobile Payment

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help