Thursday, May 31, 2012

Common diet mistakes to avoid - 2

In our daily life, we commonly do some diet mistakes and should know how to avoid them. Oranges are rich in vitamin C. We generally, peel the orange and eat the fruit or squeeze the juice. It has a thick bitter rind that is usually discarded. The outermost layer of the rind can be grated and is called as orange zest. The white part of the rind, called the pericarp or albedo and including the pith, is a source of pectin and has nearly the same amount of vitamin C as the flesh. Orange peel has increased vitamin C and fiber. Orange peel can be consumed only if it is grown organically (without using any pesticides). Orange peel contains citral, an aldehyde that antagonizes the action of vitamin A. Therefore, anyone eating orange peels should make certain that their dietary intake of vitamin A is sufficient. Like all citrus fruits, the orange is acidic. Orange peel is used by gardeners as a slug repellent. Orange leaves can be boiled to make tea.

Olive oil, being almost pure fat, is dense in calories yet healthy, without adverse health effects. Olive oil is a source of at least 30 phenolic compounds. Unsaturated oils, such as olive oil, have a short shelf life and are prone to becoming rancid from oxidation, which will produce toxic byproducts and a bitter taste. Protection of unsaturated oils from heat and light will delay spoilage. Extra virgin olive oil is mostly used as a salad dressing and as an ingredient in salad dressings. It is also used with foods to be eaten cold. If uncompromised by heat, the flavor is stronger. It also can be used for sautéing. Epidemiological studies suggest that olive oil has a protective effect against certain malignant tumors in the breast, prostate, endometrium and digestive tract. Research has revealed that the type rather than the quantity of fat seems to have more implications for cancer incidence.

 Source: Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. Useful tips and very nice writing style. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    -The Anon Blogger