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Orange Peel

“Citrus fruits, apples, grapes, and tomatoes all have amazing antioxidant properties in their skins! Think of antioxidants as the “clean up crew” in your body, using their resources to counteract the damaging effects of poor nutrition, pollution, stress, and just plain old living.

On top of that, it is the peels of vegetables and fruits that contain the most fiber, which is key for moving food through your digestive system, healthy elimination and protection from colon cancer.

Citrus fruits, like lemons, limes and grapefruits all have powerful flavonoids, limonene and rutin in their peels. Flavonoids help give fruits and vegetables their bright colors and have these health properties:

Many studies have shown, too, that high flavonoid intake results in lower incidence of heart disease.

Limonene is a compound that is extracted from the peels of citrus fruits. Fresh smelling and multi-purpose, this amazing natural oil can be found in organic household cleaners and helps keep your body healthy.

Use limonene to encourage the natural detoxification process of your liver and even to fight cancer. In laboratory studies, limonene increases the liver enzymes that aid detoxification and appears to inhibit tumors in the stomach, lung and breast tissue.

Rutin is a bioflavonoid in citrus peels that can chelate heavy metals like iron and is an ideal accompaniment to your vitamin C supplement because it enhances absorption of the vitamin.

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This ingredient is normally used as an ingredient in the following Healthelicious products:
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