Bananas are great for our overall health due to the high amount of nutrients it contains, but also the peel is extremely important because you can use it for different health reasons. People from India do not throw the banana peel because you can use it for dietary advantages, and this has been practice for centuries.
Here are 6 ways on how to use banana peel:
- Whiten your teeth
Before you go to sleep you should rub your teeth with the inner side of the banana peel. Repeat this procedure for at least two weeks. You will be amazed by the results
- Removes skin warts
Banana peel is great for eliminating skin warts. You will need to put the peel on the wart and fix it with medical bandage. Leave it overnight, and remove it in the morning. Repeat this procedure until you remove the wart completely.
- Removes acne and wrinkles
Due to the anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, banana peel is great for your skin. You will need to rub your skin with the peel, with focus on the affected area and leave it for thirty minutes. This way you will manage to nourish and hydrate the skin. You will be amazed by the results
- Treat psoriasis
This skin disease is impossible to treat completely with banana peel, but still you can use it to relieve the symptoms.
Use banana peel to rub the affected and unpleasant spots on your body in order to get rid of it. The peel acts as great analgesic for such problems
- Lose weight
Banana peel contains high amount of potassium which is great for losing weight. Studies revealed that the peel actually contains 40% potassium and the rest are other nutrients such as vitamin B and vitamin A. Also it is great anti-oxidant and it contains fibers. There are more fibers in the peel compared to banana itself which is great for your health.
Since you learned that banana peel has great weight loss effect, here is the recipe on how to prepare it:
- Green banana peels – 4
- Turmeric – 1 teaspoon
- Coconut oil – 2 teaspoons
- Black-eyed peas – ½ c
- Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
- Lime juice
- Coconut – 2 tablespoons (unsweetened grated)
You will need to slice the peel in small pieces and put them in boiling water. Add the turmeric and salt as well, but also you can add few drops of oil in order to prevent sap from sticking. Once it comes to boiling you should simmer until the skin becomes tender. Drain the peels and keep the water for later use.
Next you need to take the black-eyed peas and boil them until they become tender. Also you will need to heat the coconut oil in fry pan (use medium heat) and add the mustard seeds. Cook until you they begin to pop. Now add the boiled peels and the black-eyed peas and stir for at least five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut oil while you add the salt and lime juice. Now you have it ready for use
If you have dilemma is whether to use green or yellow banana, here is our suggestion:
Ripe bananas are extremely rich with properties which help you fight cancer and also it helps you produce white blood cells. Green peels are better if you want to use it for losing weight because they contain more probiotics which are important for improvement of digestion tract. Also green peels improve the serotonin and dopamine levels. In fact, it might be difficult to use the peel, but still there are some methods on how to do it.
For instance you can prepare smoothie. You will need to put the peel in mixer and add milk, cinnamon, ice and other active ingredient of your choice. Yellow peels are sweeter so you will need to utilize this technique.
Another alternative is to prepare tea made of ripe bananas. You will need to get rid of the ends of the banana and boil the peel for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture and enjoy your tea. Feel free to add honey.
Green bananas are much better for preparing food and it is recommended you use the peel to prepare chutneys or curries. Be creative when you utilize the use.
Make sure that you use only organic bananas and wash them thoroughly before you use it.