We are all aware of the benefits bananas bring and the properties of their peel are no less important.
People in some countries such as India do not throw the banana skin after eating it because it has nutritional benefits which last for decades.
Here are several ways how to use the banana peel:
1. Banana peel for teeth whitening
Before going to bed rub your teeth with the inner side of a banana peel every day for 2 weeks. You will notice positive results very soon.
2. Remove skin warts
Banana peel can solve problem such as a skin warts. It will remove them with it and prevent their appearance in the future. Place the peel over the wart on your skin and fix it with a bandage. Let it stay overnight. Continue with the process until you have the wanted results.
3. Acne and wrinkle-free
With its antioxidants and anti-aging characteristics, the banana is excellent for skin care. Rub the banana peel on the skin, especially on the irritated spot and let it sit for 30 minutes. It will hydrate and nourish your skin, and at the same time lessen your acne.
4. Curing psoriasis
Unfortunately, this skin disease can’t be totally cured with banana peel. However it can soothe the symptoms of psoriasis.
5. Banana peel as an analgetic
Rub banana peel on the painful spots on your body. It is an excellent analgetic.
6. Banana peel for losing weight
Did you know that a great deal of potassium is present in the banana peel? It can contain 40% of potassium.
You need this mineral if you want to loose weight. Boosting your metabolism and burning more calories and muscles is all you need. By having more energy, you can be more active.
However, banana peels contain many other things, such as antioxidants, fiber, B-vitamins, vitamin A.
The peel contains more fiber than in the banana itself. And what does fiber do? It keeps you full for a longer period.
Now that you know bananas have seriously amazing weight-loss effects, look at the banana peel recipe bellow and change 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 the peels into small pieces and boil in water, put turmeric and a dash of salt. Add a few drops of oil into the water in order to prevent sap from sticking to your pot. After bringing to a boil simmer until skins are tender. Then, drain, reserving water for a later use.
2. If you use fresh black-eyed peas, boil them until they’re tender. If you use canned, rinse them and drain the beans.
3. Heat some coconut oil in skillet or a frying pan over medium heat. Afterwards add mustard seeds and and cook them until they begin to pop.
Add the boiled peels and the black-eyed peas, stir well and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut. Add some salt to taste and finish it with lime juice. It’s ready to be served.
Green or yellow banana peel?
Ripe bananas contain more cancer fighting characteristics and they can help your body to create white blood cells.
If you want to lose weight, green peels are better. They contain more probiotics, and probiotics help your digestive tract. Green peels increase serotonin and dopamine levels in your body.
It can be hard for you to eat the peel, but there are some ways you can do that.
For example, make a smoothie. .Put both ends of the peel in a blender, add some milk, cinnamon, ice and any other ingredient you like. Choosing this method requires you to use yellow peels because they are sweeter and it gives much better taste.
The other option for ripe bananas is tea. If you want to prepare a tea, remove the ends and boil the peel for about 10 minutes. Strain and enjoy in banana tea. Optionally, add some honey.
However, green bananas are better for cooking. Use green banana peels to prepare chutneys or curries or use them as a substitute for tomatoes. Feel free to get creative.
Buy organic bananas and clean them thoroughly before using.