One Crazy Weight Loss Food We Have Been Ignoring All This Time

We like to complain about our weight but not most of us are that serious to do much work for losing it. This is exactly why we search for short-cuts in the form of weight loss shakes and diet plans to reduce weight magically.
Have you ever thought about the right food for weight loss? Ladies and gentlemen, there is one crazy food that we have always been ignoring most likely because it is the culprit of being old and slick. It’s the “banana peel”.
Do you know in places like the Caribbean and India, banana peels are widely used for not just creating delicious dishes but for losing weight too? Yes, banana peel is the new weight-loss weapon. Wondering how to eat them? Just toss the whole banana into the blender without peeling, make a whole fruit smoothie and drink it all. Sounds gross but it does really work.
Why is the Peel so Special?
The banana peel is packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants like Vitamin A, B and Lutein. All these nutrients and vitamins are required for maintaining a good body metabolism. The peel further contains soluble and insoluble fiber. Once you eat the peel, it will keep you full for a long time. The added benefit is that it slows the digestion process and it even aids in reducing the cholesterol level.
The green peels are best for cooking purposes. They also contain more probiotics which play an integral role in balancing the internal flora of the body and preparing it for weight loss. Green peel is rich in resistant starch which is a carbohydrate (calorie free) hard for the body to digest but it is an effective fat-burning tool. The fruit itself is rich in potassium, which is one awesome calorie-busting nutrient. So, stop tossing the peels people!
Benefits of Banana Peel
Banana peels are not just awesomely helpful in weight loss, they also give your body Prozac. Research says that green skins are rich in serotonin, dopamine and tryptophan. If you eat 2 banana peels per day, the feel-good chemicals in the brains are raised up to 15%. That being said, banana peel can help with mood swings too.
It’s not just the green banana peels that are good, the yellow peels have their own importance. Although they contain less micronutrients, but they possess anti-cancer qualities which are not found in green peels. The cancer fighting qualities of bananas was the hype lately but the benefits of peels have somehow always been neglected. The best part is, even the overripe banana skin is healthy to consume! It promotes the production of white blood cells.
How to Eat the Banana Peel?
Okay, we are convinced that banana peel is quite significant but how on earth to eat that thing??
Although the green and yellow peel comes from the same fruit, but when you are cooking, you must consider them two separate ingredients. The green peels are starchier whereas the yellow peels look more like green peppers after being cooked. The greens can take the flavor of any ingredients you prepare them. The yellow peel does not necessary need to be cooked because it has the typical banana flavor. It is better to use them for making smoothies or even tea.Nutritionists mostly prefer green skin not just because of its weight loss benefits, but because you can use it like any other food.
Next time when you are eating a banana, think twice before throwing away the peel because it contains 40% good minerals you won’t find anywhere else.
Bayan Tayeh
Bayan works as a content writer and graphic designer. She is highly interested in the field of healthcare and health education. Her goal is to change the way people think about sticking to some dietary habits, and to encourage them consume real food, as possible, so we can build a healthier world.