Stop Throwing Away Your Banana Peels! They Fight Depression and Promote Weight Loss

Stop Throwing Away Your Banana Peels! They Fight Depression and Promote Weight Loss

You can actually eat the peel, then? Yes, that is accurate. Some people contend that the peel of the banana is even more beneficial than the inside, but we're so used to only eating the inside that we ignore it.

In other parts of the world, peels have been consumed and used medicinally and nutritionally for centuries. When attempting the recipes below with banana peels, make sure to purchase organic. Honest and pure ingredients are the foundation of any delicious recipe.


Health Benefits of Banana Peels

We all know that bananas are rich in potassium and can help you get a good nights rest, but what are the benefits found in the peel? Is there a difference? Yes. Banana peels are equally, if not healthier than the fruit itself. Eating peels may reduce cholesterol levels and prevent cardiovascular diseases and strokes. Interestingly enough, the peel contains 3x more fiber than the fruit.

Here’s what else you’ll find in the peel:

Banana Peels Are Rich In:

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Protein


Banana Peels Help With……

Depression Relief

Banana peels contain extremely high levels of tryptophan and B6. Both of which help relieve symptoms of depression and multiple mood disorders. Tryptophan turns into serotonin as it breaks down, which can boost your mood. Vitamin B6 help you fall and stay asleep which helps your mood overtime.

Eye Health

The high Vitamin A levels found in banana peels helps keep your eyes strong and healthy.

Digestive Health

Banana peels are extremely high in fiber and can help regulate the digestive system, treating both constipation and diarrhea.

May Lower The Risk Of Cancer

Banana peels are packed with polyphenolscarotenoids, and other antioxidants that fight cancer-causing free radicals in your body. Eating more banana peels, especially green, unripe peels, can increase your antioxidant levels and help reduce your risk of cancer.

Flawless Skin

Rubbing a banana peel on your face can brighten the skin and reduce wrinkles. Placing a banana peel on your eyes can help reduce puffiness. The peel of the banana can also be used as a facial moisturizer.


Ways To Consume Banana Peels

1. Banana Peel Tea Recipe


  • 1 ripe banana peel, ends cut off
  • 1 cup boiling water
How To Make:

Step 1: Place the banana skin in a pot and cover it with water. After the water reaches a boil, let the banana soften for about 10 minutes.

Step 2: Strain the water into a mug or teacup, and serve with a drizzle of honey and your favorite milk or milk alternative.


2. Banana Peel Smoothie Recipe


  • 2 unpeeled ripe bananas, ends cut off
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk or milk alternative
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
  • Ice

How To Make:

Put the ingredients into a blender and blend until you’ve reached your desired consistency.

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