Bananas are well-known for their amazing benefits, but also their peel has some potent properties which are also amazing. We all throw the peel away after eating the banana, but people in some countries, such as India use the nutritional benefits of the banana skin by eating it for decades.
Here is now to use the banana peel:
1. Banana peel for teeth whitening
Use the inner side of a banana peel to rub your teeth every day for two weeks. You will notice positive results very soon.
2. Remove skin warts
If you have skin warts, this problem can be solved with a banana peel. You will remove them with it, but you will also prevent their appearance in the future. Place a banana peel piece over the wart on your skin and fix it with a bandage. Let it stay overnight. Continue to do this process until you totally remove the wart.
3. Acne and wrinkles
Bananas are excellent for the skin as well, they moisturize and nourish it, due to the numerous antioxidants and powerful anti-aging properties. Therefore, rub the peel on the skin, especially on the problematic and irritated areas, and leave it to act for half an hour.
4. A Cure for Psoriasis
It can be completely cured with psoriasis but it can calm down the skin.
5. Banana Peel, an Analgetic
It is an excellent analgetic so you can rub the rub the painful spots with it.
6. Helps in Weight Loss
Bananas contain potassium, but did you know that a great deal of that potassium is present in banana peels, too? It can contain around 40% of the potassium!
You need this mineral if you want to lose weight. It boosts your metabolism, so you burn more calories and your 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.
Banana peels have some seriously awesome weight-loss benefits and it’s not as strange as it sounds. Try this banana peel recipe and you’ll wonder why you have been throwing away banana peels your whole life!
A Combination of Banana Peel and Black-eyed Peas:
– 4 green banana peels
– 1 teaspoon turmeric
– 2 teaspoons coconut oil
– Half cup black-eyed peas (if fresh, soak overnight)
– Half teaspoon mustard seeds
– 2 tablespoons unsweetened grated coconut
– One lime juice.
– Chop banana peels into small pieces and put i water altogether with turmeric and a dash of salt to boil. In order to prevent from sticking to your pot, add some oil in the water. After it boils, simmer until peels are tender. Drain the water and store it for cooking rice or some soup.
– Boil the fresh black-eyed peas until they become tender. If you use canned, just rinse and drain them.
– Heat coconut oil over medium heat, add some mustard seeds and cook them until they pop.
Then add the peels and the black-eyed peas and cook for 5 minutes. When you remove from heat, stir in coconut and finish with salt and lime juice.
Green or yellow banana peel?
Ripe bananas have more cancer fighting characteristics and they can help your body create white blood cells.
But, if you’re trying to lose weight, green peels are better because they contain more probiotics. Probiotics help your digestive health. It has also been shown that green peels increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine.
For example, prepare a smoothie. Throw away both of the ends of the peel and put them 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. 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.
Green bananas, though, are better for cooking. You can use green banana peels to prepare chutneys or curries, or even use them instead of potatoes. You just need to be creative.
And remember! Always buy organic bananas and clean them thoroughly before you start using them!