We all love bananas! They’re among the most favorite fruits of all people, but we all just eat the fruit and throw away the peel because we consider it not useful. You’ll be amazed when you take a look at all the beneficial things the peel precisely contains! Actually, more of the nutrients of a banana are in its peel and we’re all throwing it away!
Numerous people in the world eat banana peels. They use it in numerous different ways.
But, according to some recent researches, banana peels can help you in the process of weight loss!
How Banana Peel Helps You Lose Weight
A medium-sized banana contains these nutrients and they all help you in maintaining weight:
- 8% of your magnesium, necessary and important for the body’s energy productions and regulating glucose and blood pressure levels
- 12% of your potassium that helps in the development of tissues, cells, and organs throughout the whole body
- 12% of your daily intake of fiber, which helps your process of digestion and may help you lower the risk of diabetes
- 17% of your vitamin C, known to be very important for your immune system
- 20% of your vitamin B-6, which helps the body’s ability to convert food into energy
Consuming the peel along with the fruit will give you even more of these nutrients. According to nutritionist Laura Flores: “[The skin] contains high amounts of vitamin B6 and B12, as well as magnesium and potassium. It also contains some fiber and protein”.
Green or Yellow?
If you want the banana to help you in the process of weight loss, you should know that the green one is better for you.
It contains more probiotics, which are excellent for helping your digestive health. Green peels can help you raise the levels of serotonin and dopamine that will make you feel good. In this way, you’ll manage the emotional eating.
You can also use the yellow peels, if you prefer them sweeter.
How To Eat Banana Peel?
All fruit peels generally contain higher concentration levels of phytonutrients and they’re the ones that tend to make them taste bitter. Luckily, there are some ways to make them taste better.
For example, cut both ends of the peel and throw it into your smoothie with any ingredients you like.
Another way is to prepare banana tea by boiling the peel.
You can also use banana peel for curry instead of potatoes.
Try whatever recipe you like! The most important thing is to make sure you buy organic bananas in order to limit your exposure to pesticides and harmful matters!
Always remember to wash the bananas thoroughly before you use them!
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