You probably have been throwing banana peels till now, so this is going to be a shocker for you. Many people in India have been using banana peels to many advantages for decades now. Not only banana peel is edible but it also holds many benefits. These peels are full of anti-fungal compounds, antibiotic agents, fibre, nutrients and other health-enhancing properties.
Because banana peels are full of fibre, they help in losing weight.
Banana peels are full of tryptophan, a chemical that is known for inducing more relaxed sleep.
Because of good bacteria in your colon, these peels help get rid of constipation and thus, help detox the body and create a better immune system.
Banana peels are good anti-inflammatory agents that help to sooth away all kinds of inflammations. Banana also help with warts, psoriasis, itching, insect bites, rashes, wrinkles, and help to better skin texture.
Banana peels help to protect the red blood cells in your body from breaking down. It was found that green banana peels were more effective in doing so.
Banana peels can help in eliminating atherosclerosis from your body by preventing cholesterol from sticking to the walls of your arterie
Banana peels are full of soluble and insoluble fibre. In fact, they have more fibre than banana itself. Fibre helps to lower your cholesterol and thus, helps prevent cardiovascular diseases and strokes.
A study conducted on a group of people who had high LDL (bad cholesterol) levels proved this fact. When the participants consumed banana peels everyday, it was reported that their bad cholesterol levels were decreased noticeably.
Banana peels contain lutein which is important for night vision. They also prevent muscular degeneration and prevent cataracts.