Bananas are famous for their nutrient and healthy properties, but little is known about the benefits of their peel. After you read the following article about banana peel, you will never toss it into the bin anymore. Although it is used in some countries, such as India, in the rest of the world almost every person throw away banana peel.
Where and why to use banana peel:
1. Banana Peel as a Teeth Whitener
Take the inner side of a banana peel and rub your teeth every day for two weeks. Your teeth will be whiter and healthier.
2. Skin Wart Cleanser
This problem can also be solved simply with a banana peel. You will remove any skin warts, but also prevent any future appearance. Put a banana peel on the wart on your skin and cover it with a bandage before you go to sleep. Repeat the process until you get the needed results.
3. Removes Acne and Wrinkles
Banana peel not only removes skin warts, it is excellent for total skin care. This is a result of the great amounts of antioxidants and anti-aging characteristics it contains. They hydrate and nourish the skin, providing a healthy look. You just need to rub the banana peel on the irritated and problematic skin and let it reacts for 30 minutes.
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
The bananas contain potassium, but much greater quantity for about 40% is contained in the banana peel. This mineral helps in the weight loss in the way that it boosts metabolism, burning more calories and providing the muscles with more energy. Along with potassium, it contains antioxidants, fiber, which is more present in the peel rather than in the banana itself, vitamin A, B-vitamins, etc.
There is a banana peel recipe that will help you reduce weight, however strange may it sound.
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.
Is Green of Yellow Banana Peel Better?
Both green and yellow banana peels have their benefits. Ripe bananas are better for their cancer fighting properties and they help the body produce more white blood cells.
Green peels are better for weight loss because they contain more probiotics, a characteristic that improve the digestive system. It is also claimed that green peels increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine.
It is not that tasty to eat banana peel itself, but you can find some ways to do that. For example, you can make smoothie out from banana peels and some coconut milk, cinnamon, ice and everything you like. In this case, it is much better for the flavor to use yellow peels.
You can also use them for tea just boil the peels in a pot for about 10 minutes and you will have a tasty an healthy drink. If you want it sweeter, add some honey.
You can prepare some delicious food out of green bananas because they are better for cooking. You can use them for chutneys, curries of use them instead of potatoes.
You just need to buy some bananas, clean them very well and be creative.
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