NUTRITION

Don’t Tell Us You’ve Been Throwing Out The Most Nutritious Parts Of These Common Foods

Please, please do not tell us that you’ve been throwing precious vitamins directly into the trash by not eating these essential parts of a balanced diet:

Banana Peel

The peel is the entire point of the banana. It’s where 99.99% of the fruit’s potassium is stored if you count the brown spots. Are you seriously going to throw away 99.99% of your food when there are children starving in New Zealand? That’s what we thought. 

Egg Shell

The egg shell is the toughest part of the egg for your body to digest and therefore the healthiest. We recommend powdering the shell in a mortar and pestle with a little olive oil until it forms an edible paste. 

Bread Crust

The crust of the bread is scientifically proven to be chock full of vitamins and minerals. In fact, according to WHO, 17% of the world’s population goes blind each year from not eating enough crust. We like to refer to these people as idiots. 

Peach Pit

Though technically poisonous, peach pits are a great source of fiber. If you factor in the opportunity cost, it’s actually more dangerous for you not to eat the pit along with the peach.

Meat Bone

If you’re going to remove the bones every time you cook chicken, pork, or beef, you may as well smash yourself in the teeth with a bike lock and then break a cinder block over your head — that’s as much good as it’ll do you. Need we say more?

Potato Skin

Skin is one of the most commonly overlooked food groups in the food pyramid. As a rule of thumb, you should be eating 4–5 servings of skin per day. 

Shrimp Vein

It’s time to stop deveining your shrimp RIGHT NOW. Think about it: that little crustacean spent its whole life collecting nutrients in its gut. From a health perspective, it makes more sense to keep the vein and throw away the shrimp.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Bag

We don’t know why anyone would waste valuable stomach space on snacks that aren’t fruits or vegetables. But if you’re going to go ahead and trash your body, you may as well eat literal garbage. 

 

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