Has anyone ever told you the secret to weight loss? It’s banana peel!
Bananas are rich in potassium, we all know that, but what you didn’t know is that 40% of the potassium is located in the banana peel, and we just throw it away. And potassium is absolutely necessary for weight loss. It makes your metabolism work faster, burning more calories and releasing more energy. And more energy means more activity.
Aside from the high potassium levels, the peel also contains antioxidants, vitamins A and B and fibers. And there are more fibers in the banana peel than in the fruit itself. Fibers are important in weight loss because they keep you full longer.
Green or yellow banana peel?
Ripe bananas are more beneficial because they have more cancer preventing properties which help you produce more white blood cells, and white cells are the body’s defenders.
So are ripe bananas also better for weight loss? As a matter of fact, green bananas, or rather their peel is better for weight loss. The green peel is rich in probiotics, which boost the digestion and also cause a spike in the serotonin and dopamine levels in our body. This means that they are making us happier as well!
You may think that eating the banana peel is impossible but we can show you it’s not. You just need to know how.
Make a smoothie
Remove the banana ends and throw it in the blender. Add some coconut milk, cinnamon, ice, you can add strawberries as well, anything you like, and enjoy this delicious, weight reducing smoothie. For better taste use ripe bananas, they are sweeter.
Ripe bananas peel tea
Banana tea? That sounds delicious. Again, remove the ends, peel the banana and put it in a pot over heat. Boil for about 10 minutes, strain it and drink your amazing banana tea. For those with a sweet tooth, add a bit honey.
Cook with green banana peel
Green bananas can be used for cooking; you can make chutneys or curries, or use your imagination and see what you can come up with. We’re sure it’s going to be delicious and more importantly good for your weight loss regime.
Just be sure to get organic bananas and wash them well before you eat them.