The banana is one of the most favorite fruits of children all over the world. We all know its value, especially that is rich in B vitamins. But, have you ever thought what are you throwing when you throw the peel? People in India for centuries have the tradition to eat as much as they can from the whole banana. Here are the benefits of it
1.WHITENING OF YOUR TEETH:
Scrub your teeth with the inner part of the banana peel for a few weeks and you will be surprised by the effect.
2. GET RID OF SKIN WARTS:
How you can do that? Put part of the banana peel on the skin wart and put a bandage over it. Sleep with it on your face at night. Continue with the process for some time.
3. HEALS ACNE AND IMPROVES WRINKLES:
It is proven that bananas are one of the best fruits that nourishes your skin. Antioxidants and anti-aging power are the reasons for this. Rub banana inner skin on the problematic place and let it stay for 30 minutes.
The banana peel isn’t a magical thing, but it can improve psoriasis as well.
5. GOOD ANALGETIC:
When you need an analgetic, use a banana peel.
6. HELPS LOSE WEIGHT:
You already know that bananas contain potassium. But did you know that a great deal of that potassium is present in banana peel? It can contain around 40% of the potassium.
This mineral is needed if you want to lose weight. It boosts metabolism, so you burn more calories and muscles have enough energy. If you have energy, you can be more active.
However, banana peels contain many other things, such as antioxidants, fiber, B-vitamins, vitamin A.
Fiber is more present in the peel, than in the banana itself. Fiber keeps you full for a longer period.
Now you know that banana peels have some seriously awesome weight-loss benefits. And really, it’s not as strange as it sounds. Give the banana peel recipe below a go and you’ll wonder why the heck you’ve 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 small pieces and boil in water with turmeric and dash of salt. To prevent sap from sticking to your pot, add a few drops of oil to the water. Bring to a boil, and then simmer until skins are tender. Drain, reserving water for a later use (we like to use it to cook rice or as a base for soup).
2. If using fresh black-eyed peas, boil until tender. If using canned, rinse and drain beans.
3. Heat coconut oil in skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and cook until they begin to pop.
Add boiled peels and black-eyed peas, stir, and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Add salt to taste and finish with lime juice. Serve.
GREEN OR YELLOW BANANA PEEL?
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.
I know it would be hard for you to eat the peel, but there are some ways you can do that.
For example, make a smoothie. Throw away both ends of the peel and put it in a blender, adding some coconut milk, cinnamon, ice, and any other ingredient you like. If you choose this method, use yellow peels because they have a banana flavor and are sweeter.
The other option for ripe bananas is tea. To prepare the tea, remove the ends and boil the peel in a pot for about 10 minutes. Strain it and enjoy your banana tea. If you want your tea sweeter, add a little honey.
However, green bananas are better for cooking. You can use green banana peels to prepare chutneys or curries, or even use them instead of potatoes. The only thing you need is being creative. Feel free to get creative.
Buy organic bananas and clean them thoroughly before using.
Source: automoview.blogspot.com, myilifestyle.com