Should you eat apple peels?

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According to confirmed studies, the triterpenoids compounds in apple peel have the ability to kill cancer cells, especially colon cancer, breast cancer or liver cancer. Therefore, eating apples with the skin on will definitely bring certain benefits to the human body.

1. Should you eat apple peels?

Many people often wonder "should you eat apple peel?", in fact, an apple contains a lot of vitamins and minerals such as: Vitamin C, potassium, fiber, carbohydrates, chlorogenic acid, quercetin or catechins.
Although 1 medium apple contains only 95 calories, it is high in polyphenols (with antioxidant properties). This antioxidant is also found in the skin of the apple. Therefore, the question "should you eat apple peels?" then the answer is yes.
According to nutrition experts, eating apples with the skin on will bring certain benefits to the human body such as:
Provide fiber for the body: According to estimates, in the peel of 1 medium-sized apple will contain about 4.4 g of fiber (both soluble and insoluble). This fiber has the main use of preventing constipation, helping you feel full for a long time, limiting excessively high blood sugar and slowing down the absorption of nutrients, helping to reduce cholesterol in the body effectively. effective. Apple peels provide many essential vitamins for the body: Specifically, the peel of 1 apple will contain about 8.4 mg of vitamin C and 98 IU of vitamin A. When eating apples, if you peel them off, the amount of this vitamin will decrease. down to 6.4 mg of Vitamin C and 61 IU of Vitamin A. Therefore, eating apples with the skin on is very beneficial for health. Cancer prevention: According to confirmed studies, the triterpenoids compounds present in the skin of apples have the ability to kill cancer cells and especially colon, breast or liver cancer. Therefore, there is no reason not to eat apples with the skin on. Apple Skin Relieves Respiratory Problems: There are certain substances like Quercetin, a flavonoid that is mainly found in the skin of the apple, not the flesh. Therefore, people who eat apples with the skin on will help the lung function better, thereby reducing the risk of asthma. In particular, the quercetin in apple peels also has the ability to fight tissue damage in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease or some other degenerative disorders. Apple peel has the effect of helping to lose weight: This is one of the useful information for those who are looking to lose weight. The reason that eating apples with the skin on can effectively support weight loss is because it contains ursolic acid (an essential compound against obesity). Simply put, ursolic acid has a mechanism to increase muscle fat, burn body fat into calories, thereby reducing the risk of obesity. In addition to the health benefits mentioned above, the apple skin also contains important minerals for the body such as potassium, calcium, folate, iron and phosphorus. These minerals help with full body development, from maintaining strong bones to regulating cell growth and creating healthy red blood cells.
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2. The danger of eating apples with the skin on

Apple peels can bring many good benefits to human health, but eating apples with the skin also causes certain risks, including:
Eating apples with the skin on may contain pesticides Pesticide still exists in many countries, including Vietnam. Normally, after being sprayed on fruits and vegetables, the insecticide will only stick to the outside, then it will be washed away by rain or dew. It is estimated that after about 3 days, pesticides on the skin of the fruit will be reduced by nearly 70% and it will take about 7 days for them to disappear from the skin.
If you unfortunately get an apple that has been sprayed with pesticides, eating apples with the skin on will be extremely detrimental and adversely affect health.
Risk of parasites when eating apples with the skin No matter how good the hygiene is, there are always parasites in the fruit, they can be flies, bugs, mites, aphids, worms or flukes, fungi,...
While growing, although there are no parasites attached to the fruit, the space in the street, yard, garden or outside the air contains a lot of pathogens. On the other hand, on the skin of fruits, there are also rough spots that help the parasites survive, so just a small crack or cut in the fruit body helps them to multiply and develop. Eating apples with the skin on is sometimes an indirect way for parasites to enter the human body and affect health.

3. How to eat apple with skin?

With certain risks and benefits, whether to eat apple peel does not cause many people to have a headache. Currently, how to be able to eat apples with the skin on but still minimize the risks associated with it is a matter of great interest to many people.
According to nutritionists, the best way to eat apples with the skin safely is to ensure food hygiene and safety before eating. Each person should learn how to choose fresh apples and then wash them, soak them in salt water to remove pesticides or disease-causing parasites, making them unable to enter the body and damage health.
If you want to eat apples with the skin, you can apply the following 2 safest ways:
Use baking soda to wash apples: First, you need to wash the apples briefly with clean water once, this is for the purpose of eliminating Remove dirt from the cover. Next, put about 1.5 liters of water in the pot, add 4 tablespoons of baking soda and stir the mixture. After finishing, you can let the apples soak for about 10-15 minutes, then rinse with clean water, take out to dry and enjoy. White vinegar and grapefruit essential oil solution: If you want to eat apples with the skin safely, when you wash them, you need to soak them for about 40 minutes with a solution of 1 part water, 2 parts white vinegar and a few drops of grapefruit essential oil. Note: It is necessary to thoroughly wash the fruit nipple because that is where a lot of bacteria and harmful chemicals are stored, which can affect human health if accidentally ingested.

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