We all well know the benefits that bananas have, but the potent properties of their peel are no less important. We throw it away after eating the banana. But in some countries, like India, people use the nutritional benefits of the banana skin by eating it for decades.
We will tell you some ways of using the banana’s peel.
For teeth whitening
All you need to do is to rub your teeth with the inner side of the banana peel. Do that every day for two weeks and you will notice the positive results soon.
Remove skin wart
This problem can be easily solved with banana peel. You will not just remove them, but also prevent their appearance in the future. Place a banana peel piece over the wart on your skin and fix it with a bandage and let it stay overnight. Until the wart is not totally removed, repeat this process.
Acne and wrinkle-free
Bananas are excellent for total care of our skin. The reason for that is because it contains antioxidants and anti-aging characteristics. They help in hydrating and nourishing the skin. For this treatment, all you need to do is to rub the banana peel on the skin, particularly in the irritated and problematic areas. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
The bed news are that this disease cannot be totally cured with banana peel, but it can soothe its symptoms.
Used as an analgetic
Banana peel can be an excellent analgetic, so all you need to do is to rub the painful areas with it.
For losing weight
Bananas contain potassium, but a great part of it is present in the peel of the banana, around 40% of it. If you want to lose weight, this mineral is essential. It boosts metabolism, so you burn more calories and muscles have enough energy. So, if you have energy, you can be more active.
Banana peel also contains many other things like antioxidants, fiber, B-vitamins, vitamin A. The fiber is more present in the banana peel then in the banana itself. Fiber keeps you full for a longer period.
Now you also know that banana peel has some efficient weight – loss benefits. You can see a recipe below, and you will start asking yourself why you have been throwing the banana peel all the time.
– 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.
First, chop the peels into pieces and boil in water with turmeric and dash of salt. Add a few drops of oil in the water in order to prevent sap from sticking to your pot. Bring to boil and then simmer, until the skins become tender. Drain, reserving water for a later use.
Next thing that you will need to do if you use fresh black eyed peas is to boil until tender. If using canned, rinse and drain beans.
Third, heat the coconut oil into skillet or frying pan on a 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. Then remove it from heat and stir it in the coconut oil. Add some salt for taste and finish with lime juice. At the end serve it.
– Green or yellow banana peel?
The cancer fighting characteristics, which help your body in creating white blood cells, are more common in ripe bananas. But, for losing weight, green peels are better because they contain more pro biotics, which help your digestive health. Green peels are also powerful in increasing the levels of serotonin and dopamine.
Maybe it will be hard for you to eat the peel, but there are some ways of doing that:
– Make a smoothie
First, throw away both ends of the peel and put it in a blender. Then add some coconut milk, cinnamon, ice, and any other ingredient you like. If using this method, make it with yellow peels because they have a banana flavor and are sweeter.
– Make a tea
In order to prepare the tea, remove the ends of the peel, then boil it in a pot for ten minutes. Strain it and enjoy your banana tea. If you want your tea sweeter, add a little honey.
– Good for cooking
Green bananas are better for cooking. Use green banana peel for preparing chutneys or curries, or even use them instead of potatoes. You will also need to feel creative.
When you buy organic bananas, clean them well before using.