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Don’t throw away your Potato peels – Here are 4 other ways you can use them for

According to many food experts, potatoes are the most popular and probably the most consumed vegetable of them all. Whether you have them in their natural form or enjoy them as chips, you will admit that potatoes have that thing, right?

According to The-Health-Site, there are a lot of health benefits of eating and using potato peels, also known as jackets.

While we may enjoy them peeled, the publication shares the following reasons to not throw away your potato peels:

1. Helps in Weight Loss

We all know that potatoes are rich in carbohydrates that play a key role in improving your weight. However, potato peels contain the minimal amounts of fat, cholesterol, and sodium. This is the reason why potato peels can be an interesting part of your weight-loss diet plan.

2. Protects Against Cancer

Potato skin is rich in phytochemicals that possess powerful antioxidant activity.

In addition to this, it also contains high amounts of chlorogenic acid that binds with carcinogen (cancer-causing compound) and therefore, protects the body against cancer.

3. Prevents Skin Burns

One effective, yet simple, home remedy to heal skin burns is potato peels. In addition to acting as a potent antibacterial agent, they also moisturize the skin and work better than conventional dressings against minor burns.

4. Great For Your Garden

According to garden experts, potato peels can be used as fertilizer only if composted. Potato skins are rich in nutrients for plants but should be composted carefully before returning to the soil.

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In other news – Video: Police officers beaten up by residents for warning them against public drinking and blocking the road

Police management have condemned the attack on cops which was filmed and circulating on social media. The video shows cops being pounced on by a group of young people in Makhanda, Eastern Cape.

Residents beat up police officers for doing their job

Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said the incident happened near a tavern in Fingo Village on Monday, 14 June. Kinana said police were on patrol when they saw a group of people playing loud music and blocking the road. When the police asked the people to move out of the way, they were attacked. Learn More

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