Having Many Benefits, Banana Skin Actually is Very Good to be Consumed, Here is a Dietitian's Explanation


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Most people usually discard banana peels in the trash. In another side, dietitian Susie Burrell reveals why you should eat banana peels, and discover their properties in improving sleep quality, skin, and even helping to make you slimmer.

The expert said that like most smoothies, baked goods or curries, banana peels will also significantly increase your nutritional intake.

"Specifically, banana peels will increase your overall fiber content by at least 10 percent because a lot of dietary fiber can be found in banana peels," Susie wrote on her blog.

She added that you will also get 20% more vitamin B6 and 20% more vitamin C, as well as more potassium and magnesium.

When you are going to eat banana peels, Susie doesn't recommend you for only chew the yellow skin.

"Instead, cooking the skin to soften it will help break down some of the cell walls in the skin, helping make nutrients easily absorbed," she said.

Dishes suitable for banana peels include smoothies, muffins, banana bread and curry.

Susie explained that the level of ripeness of banana peels is important for you to choose, because different levels of maturity, also different nutrients contained in the banana peel.

"Bananas with bright yellow skin have a higher proportion of antioxidants associated with anti-cancer effects, while green skin (less ripe bananas) is very rich in the amino acid tryptophan which is associated with good sleep quality," Susie said.

Green banana peels are also rich in resistant starch, which is known to benefit your intestinal health.

Nutritionist Ella Allred previously said that at first her skin might look like a strange food choice. However, unexpectedly after further investigation, it turns out there are many benefits from the nutrients contained in banana peels.

She said: 'Extra fiber in banana peels will definitely help the bowel in order.

Even consuming banana peels can also help you lose weight, because the increasing the fiber.'

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