You probably know the numerous benefits of a banana, but you have certainly never thought that its peel is as healthy as the banana itself. Once you read this article, you will never throw the banana peel ever again., trust us.
India, for instance is the country which has been using the advantages of the banana peel for decades.
Here you have 6 amazing benefits of this part of the banana:
1. It will whiten your teeth
All you should do is rubbing your teeth with the inner side of a banana peel, every day in a period of two weeks. Soon, you will enjoy your perfect smile.
2. It will help you get rid of skin warts
We have great news for you. Not only will help you eliminate them, but also it will prevent their future appearance. Put a banana peel piece on the wart and fix it with a bandage. Leave it stay overnight. Repeat this procedure until they disappear completely.
3. It will also help you with acnes and wrinkles
The banana offers you a complete skin care. Its antioxidants and anti-aging properties, make your skin hydrated and nourished. Make your skin pure without any acnes and wrinkles by simply rubbing the banana peel on the area you want to treat. Leave it stay for 30 minutes.
4. It cures psoriasis
As a matter of fact, banana peel skin cannot be a permanent solution to this skin disease, but it can definitely ease the symptoms of psoriasis.
5. Banana peel can act as an analgetic
Just rub the areas of your body where you feel pain.
6. It will help you lose weight
Banana peel contains more than 40% of potassium. This mineral is necessary when you want to burn calories. It enhances your metabolism, so that muscles get enough energy for you to be more physically active. The fiber, being one of the essential elements of banana peel, makes you feel full for a longer period of time.
Prepare this banana skins and black-eyed peas recipe below. Enjoy.
– 4 green banana peels
– 1 teaspoon turmeric
– 2 teaspoons coconut oil
– ½ c black-eyed peas (if you are using them fresh, soak them overnight)
– ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
– 2 tablespoons unsweetened grated coconut
– Juice of one lime
First, chop the peels into small pieces and boil them in water with turmeric and dash of salt. Then add a few drops of oil to the water. Let them boil and then simmer until skins become tender. Drain, and keep the water for later use (you can use it to cook rice or as a base for soup). In case you are using fresh black-eyed peas, you should boil until tender, and if you are using canned, then rinse and drain beans. Next, heat coconut oil in skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and cook until you notice them pop. Add the boiled peels and black-eyed peas, stir well, and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in coconut. And finally, salt to taste and finish with lime juice. Ready to serve.
Green or yellow banana peel?
Ripe bananas help you body in the creation of white blood cells, making them powerful cancer fighters. But, when it comes to losing weight, green peels are better, since they contain more probiotics. They help the health of your digestive tract.
Since eating the peel would be hard for you, we are offering you some ways to do that.
For instance, make yourself a smoothie. Remove both ends of the peel and put it in a blender, together with some coconut milk, cinnamon, ice. For this smoothie, you should use yellow peels as they have a banana flavor and sweeter taste.
We are offering you a second option for ripe bananas. You had a smoothie and now you can make a tea. Cut off the ends and boil the peel in a pot for about 10 minutes. Strain it and your banana tea is ready. Add a little honey if you prefer sweetened teas.
Green bananas on the other hand, are better for cooking. Use them to prepare chutneys or curries. Here’s another suggestion: you can even use them instead of potatoes. As long as you are creative, you will come up with many cooking ideas.
Make sure you buy organic bananas and clean them pretty well before using.