Zest it Up!

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Tonight I cooked some orange beef with fresh snow peas and brown rice for dinner. It was so yummy and healthy! I love cooking with orange and lemon zest. It’s best to use organic oranges so you avoid harmful chemicals and pesticides. For many years, orange peel has been used in weight loss supplements as a fat burner. The rind also has at least 4x more fiber than the fruit. It helps fight cancer, wards off diabetes, and reduces inflammation. The latter is great for bodybuilders. It also cleanses the lungs which is good for fitness addicts.

You can read more about how Compounds in Orange Peel May Lower Cholesterol as Effectively as Statin Drugs. The “class of compounds found in citrus fruit peels called polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) have the potential to lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs, and without side effects, according to a study by U.S. and Canadian researchers that was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.” According to the journal article, “PMFs work like statin drugs, by inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol and triglycerides inside the liver.”

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