Banana peel is the secret to losing weight?
Bananas are probably most famous for their potassium. The fact that a lot of that potassium is actually in the peel, however, has somehow been forgotten. In fact, the peel can contain as much as 40% of the potassium. And all that potassium is just what your body needs to lose weight. It can help boost your metabolism, so that your body burns more calories, and it helps to create energy for your muscles. When you feel energized, you’re more likely to be active.
Banana peels contain Vitamin B & A and antioxidants that strengthen your metabolism even more. Another huge factor is that the peel has a lot of fiber. It contains more finger than the banana itself. Fiber helps in keeping you full and satisfied for longer than usual.
Green or yellow?
You’ve probably heard a lot about the best time to eat bananas and their advantages to both. Riper bananas have more cancer fighting properties and can help your body produce white blood cells.
But for weight loss, green is a go. They contain more probiotics, which are great for helping your digestive health, ensuring that you get all that peel-y goodness. Plus, studies have shown that green peels can help raise serotonin and dopamine levels by up to 15%. I don’t know about you, but when I feel good, I do more and eat better.
I know it would be hard for you to eat the peel, but there are some ways you can do that.
For example, make a smoothie. Throw away both ends of the peel and put it in a blender, adding some coconut milk, cinnamon, ice, and any other ingredient you like. If you choose this method, use yellow peels because they have a banana flavor and are sweeter.
The other option for ripe bananas is tea. To prepare the tea, remove the ends and boil the peel in a pot for about 10 minutes. Strain it and enjoy your banana tea. If you want your tea sweeter, add a little honey.
However, green bananas are better for cooking. You can use green banana peels to prepare chutneys or curries, or even use them instead of potatoes. The only thing you need is being creative. Feel free to get creative.
Buy organic bananas and clean them thoroughly before using.