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What do you think are the benefits of eating vegetable peels?
- It obviously becomes much faster to prepare a soup or a vegetable stir-fried
- The peel of vegetables gives texture and body to a soup without the need to add potatoes
- Almost no waste
- It contributes to improve health. Indeed, as they contain fibers, the peels are used to feed the microbiota, this organ that helps us feeling healthier
Moreover, a major study commissioned by none other than the World Health Organization, recently revealed that a high fiber food intake totaling nearly 30 g* (see example of foods below) per day, led to a possible reduction of chronic diseases. Indeed, with such a high fiber food intake, there has been a 16 to 24% reduction in cases of heart disease, diabetes and colorectal cancer.
*Suggestion of foods to incorporate into your meals to aim for a minimum of 30 g of fiber per day. Knowing that more is even better!
- 3 Fruits all day long
- Quinoa, old-grain pasta, or barley for dinner
- Half a plate of vegetables at lunch and dinner (stir-fries, raw vegetables or soup)
If you’ve already made the habit of preserving the peel of vegetables, continue! You can now try the experience with turnips, squash, and beets. No more red hands. In one cooking step your beets will be cooked and ready to serve with the peel. It will turn into a thin translucent layer, so fine that you will forget that it is there.