Here are 10 healthy reasons why you should eat banana peels

Here are 10 healthy reasons why you should eat banana peels

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.

​Weight loss

​Weight loss

Because banana peels are full of fibre, they help in losing weight.

​Help you sleep better

​Help you sleep better

Banana peels are full of tryptophan, a chemical that is known for inducing more relaxed sleep.

​Helps to detox

​Helps to detox

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.

​Skin health and Anti-Inflammatory Agent

Skin health and Anti-Inflammatory Agent

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.

​Protective agent for Red Blood Cells

​Protective agent for Red Blood Cells

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.

​Cardiovascular Health

​Cardiovascular Health

Banana peels can help in eliminating atherosclerosis from your body by preventing cholesterol from sticking to the walls of your arterie

​Lowers Cholesterol

Lowers Cholesterol

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.

​Good for eye health

Good for eye health

Banana peels contain lutein which is important for night vision. They also prevent muscular degeneration and prevent cataracts.

​Good for depression

Banana peels are packed with serotonin, a chemical that helps in boosting your mood and makes you feel good. According to a study at the University of Taiwan, if you consume two banana peels for three days continuously, your serotonin level will increase by 15 per cent.

 

 

 
[“source-timesofindia”]