There’s rarely a person who dislikes eating bananas, right? But after eating the flesh, we all have a tendency to throw the peel into the trashcan thinking that it has no use. However, did you know that the peels of bananas are rich in so many beneficial nutrients? In fact, banana peels can a great ally in weight loss.
Bananas help you lose weight because they contain ingredients which encourage the weight loss process. That is, bananas contain 12% of the daily recommended amount of fiber that aids digestion and reduces the risk of diabetes, 17% of vitamin C which is important for the immunity, 20% of vitamin B-6 which helps the body to convert food into energy, and 8% of magnesium which is crucial for the regulation of glucose and blood pressure levels.
When you eat the peel as well, you intake even more nutrients. Namely, the banana peel is rich in vitamins B6 and B12, magnesium and potassium, as well as fiber and protein.
If you want to lose weight with the help of bananas, you should opt for unripe green bananas. They are rich in probiotics which are excellent for the digestion and they also increase the serotonin and dopamine levels which in return improves the mood. This is great for those who suffer from emotional eating.
Since fruit peels have higher concentration of phytonutrients, they taste a bit bitter but there are ways in which you can prepare them and eliminate the bitterness like adding the peel to smoothies, boiling the peel and preparing banana tea, or using the peel for curry instead of potatoes.
You should always buy organic bananas to lower the exposure to pesticides and make sure to wash them before consumption. Now, take a look at the video below to learn about more benefits of eating banana peels: