Bananas are world’s most popular fruits, and they are also on the top of the list of the most widely consumed fruits in the US. They are rich in potassium and pectin. Their high antioxidant content provides a strong protection against free radicals.
We are all aware of the benefits bananas bring and the properties of their peel are no less important. People in some countries such as India do not throw the banana skin after eating it because it has nutritional benefits which last for decades.
How to use the banana peel:
1. Banana peel for teeth whitening
Every day, for two weeks, rub your teeth with the inner side of the banana peel. You will see the positive results very soon.
2. Remove skin warts
The banana peel can solve the problem with skin warts. They will be removed and also their appearance in the future prevented. Place a piece of the banana peel on a wart on your skin and fix it with a bandage. Keep it overnight. Do this process until the warts are totally removed.
3. Acne and wrinkle-free
The banana is excellent for total skin care. The reason is the present antioxidants and anti-aging characteristics. Bananas hydrate and nourish the skin. Rub the banana peel on the skin, particularly in the irritated and problematic areas. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
4. Curing psoriasis
You can’t totally cure the skin disease with a banana peel, but you can soothe the symptoms of psoriasis.
5. Banana peel as an analgesic
You should also know that the banana peel works great as an analgesic. So, if you have parts on the body that are in pain, you should rub the banana peel on it. As we said, the banana peel works as an amazing natural analgesic.
6. Banana peel for losing weight
It is known that bananas contain potassium. And a great part of that potassium is present in a banana peel. It can contain 40% of the potassium.
You need this mineral if you want to lose weight. It helps in boosting the metabolism so you will burn more calories and the muscles will have enough energy so you can be more active.
Banana peels contain other things as antioxidants, fiber, B-vitamins, vitamin A.
Banana peel has more fiber than the banana itself. And the fiber will keep you full for a longer period.
Now you are familiar that banana peels have extraordinary weight-loss benefits. And it is not that strange as it sounds. Below you have the banana peel recipe and you will ask yourself why you have been tossing the skins in the trash your entire life.
Bananas Skins with Black-Eyed Peas
– 4 green banana peels
– 1 teaspoon turmeric
– 2 teaspoons coconut oil
– ½ c black-eyed peas (if using fresh, soak overnight)
– ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
– 2 tablespoons unsweetened grated coconut
– Juice of one lime
1. Chop peels into pieces and boil in water together with turmeric and dash of salt. Add a few drops of oil to the water to prevent sap from sticking to your pot. Boil and then simmer until skins are tender. Drain, reserving water for a later use.
2. Boil under tender if you use fresh black-eyed peas. And if you use canned, rinse and drain beans.
3. Heat coconut oil in skillet or pan on a medium heat. Then add mustard seeds and cook it until they begin to pop.
4. Add the boiled peels and black-eyed peas, stir, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Add salt and finish with lime juice. You can serve it.
Green or yellow banana peels?
Cancer fighting characteristics are more present in ripe bananas and they can help your body create white blood cells.
But if you want to lose weight, green peels are better because they contain more probiotics. Probiotics help your digestive health. Also, it has been shown that green peels increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine.
It is hard to eat a peel, but however there are some ways you can do that.
You can make a smoothie by throwing both ends of the peel and put in a blender, add some coconut milk, cinnamon, ice, and if you like you can add other ingredients. Use yellow peels because they have a banana flavor and are sweeter.
Also, you can make a tea. Remove the ends and boil the peel in a pot for 10 minutes. Strain it and enjoy your tea. Add a little honey if you want your tea sweeter.
Green bananas are better for cooking. You can use them to prepare chutneys or curries, or use them to replace the potatoes. You only need to be creative. Feel free. Buy organic bananas and before using be sure to clean them thoroughly.