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6 Reasons Why You Should Never Throw Banana Peels

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You probably never even thought that the banana peels would be a useful part of the banana fruit. Here are a couple of reasons why you should keep them.

You probably never even thought that the banana peels would be a useful part of the banana fruit.

The next time you eat a banana remember the following points and the benefits that the banana peel can bring you.

Here are a couple of reasons why you need to keep these peels and use them:

1. Treat Acne And Wrinkles

Rub the inside of the banana on the afflicted area and all the face in order to soothe irritation and inflammation and do not rinse it off. Let it stay for 30 minutes and then rinse and moisturize. This will provide antioxidants and anti-ageing properties.

2. Teeth Whitening

Rub the inner part of the banana peel onto your teeth for a while and do this regularly for about 2 weeks. You will notice a change in color very fast.

3. Eliminates Skin Warts

Cut up a smaller piece of banana peel and place the inner part over the wart you want to treat. Secure it and leave it overnight and repeat the process until the wart decreases in size and ultimately disappears.

4. Analgetic Properties

The banana peel can be an exceptional analgetic and you just need to rub it onto the unpleasant spots on the body.

5. Treats Psoriasis

The banana peel cannot completely heal these issues but it can soothe the skin and symptoms.

6. Weight Loss

Bananas contain a lot of potassium and this mineral is important for weight loss. However, banana peels contain many other things, such as antioxidants, fiber, B-vitamins, vitamin A.

Fiber is more present in the peel, than in the banana itself. Fiber keeps you full for a longer period.

Other than make smoothies with the actual banana fruit you can also make a lot of other recipes and weight loss drinks with the banana peels. Here is one amazing recipe that will give you weight loss benefits but also give you a lot of fiber, antioxidants, vitamin B, A and so many other minerals and nutrients.

Ingredients:

  • 4 green banana peels
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened and grated coconut
  • ½ cup of black eyed peas (if fresh they should be soaked overnight)

Method:

Chop peels into small pieces and boil in water with turmeric and dash of salt. To prevent sap from sticking to your pot, add a few drops of oil to the water. Bring to a boil, and then simmer until skins are tender. Drain, reserving water for a later use (we like to use it to cook rice or as a base for soup).

If using fresh black-eyed peas, boil until tender. If using canned, rinse and drain beans.

Heat coconut oil in skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and cook until they begin to pop.

Add boiled peels and black-eyed peas, stir, and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Add salt to taste and finish with lime juice. Serve.

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