Most of us know about the health benefits bananas can provide with their regular consumption, but not many are aware that one part of the banana fruit contains some incredible properties that can help our health in various ways.
Believe it or not, the skin of the banana contains nutritional benefits which can last for up to a decade.
Some of the top uses of banana peels are:
1. Whitening the teeth
Simply rub your teeth with the inner side of a banana peel before going to bed, every day, for 2 weeks straight.
2. Removing skin warts
Banana peels can help solve a number of skin problems, including skin warts. Place a peel over the wart and fix it in place using a bandage, letting it sit overnight.
3. Removing wrinkles and acne
Banana peels are loaded with antioxidants and anti-aging properties meaning that they do wonders when it comes to skin care. Simply rub a banana peel on the skin and let it sit for 30 minutes.
4. Curing psoriasis
Despite the condition not being fully eliminated with banana peels, it can soothe the symptoms of psoriasis.
5. Banana peel as an analgesic
Just rub a piece of banana peel on the affected areas of your body.
6. Banana peel for losing weight
Banana peels are capable of boosting your metabolism and helping you burn more calories.
Bananas Skins with Black-Eyed Peas
- 4 green Banana peels
- 1 tsp. of Turmeric
- 2 tsp. of Coconut oil
- 1/2 black eyed peas
- 1/2 a tsp. of Mustard seeds
- 2 tbsp. of unsweetened grated Coconut
- Juice of 1 Lime
Start off by chopping the peels into small pieces and boiling them in water. In the meanwhile, add some turmeric and a pinch of salt and add a few drops of oil in the water, so you can prevent sap from sticking to the pot. As soon as the water reaches boiling point, let it simmer for some time until the banana peels are tender, before draining and reserving the water for a later use.
On the other hand, if you are using fresh black-eyed peas, boil them until they are tender.
And last but not least, you can also heat some coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat, and add mustard seeds and cook them until they start popping. 3.
One you are done, add the boiled water peels as black-eyed peas, mix well and cook the mixture for around 5 minutes before drinking it.