Here's Why You Should Be Eating Banana Peels
Bananas are good for you — so why have you been throwing the best part away?
Bananas are rich in many nutrients, including potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, and folic acids. They also can also aid in digestion and help you feel fuller after eating. Like most people, you probably throw away the peel without a second thought. You might not have guessed that it's packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and more fiber than the flesh itself. They further contain mood-boosting tryptophan, which increases your levels of the happy hormone serotonin.
How To Eat
We know what you're thinking: there's nothing a-peeling about it! One thing you can do is to make sure the banana has fully ripened, which will leave the skin thinner and sweeter to taste. You can then throw them into baked goodies, curries, and stews. The easiest way to get your fill of banana peels is to blend the entire fruit into a smoothie, skin and all. Here's our Chocolate & Banana Smoothie to get your started.
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