Doctors told, than useful banana peel.
Scientists told about the amazing properties of the peel from a banana, what is it good for the body, writes the Chronicle.Info with reference to the Telegraph.
First, the peel is a storehouse of fiber that regulate bowel function. It also magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, C, B6, B12, and protein. Vitamin a is useful for the teeth and soft tissue, vitamin B6 supports the immune system, the normal state of the brain and heart. It also regulates blood sugar and improves mood. B12 is important for brain and nervous system.
In 2011, the scientists talked about the rind of polyphenols and carotenoids. In General, all this allows to speed up the metabolism. In addition, the rind contains almost no calories. And the fiber guarantees a long-lasting feeling of fullness, and there is evidence that it lowers cholesterol. Scientists have recently found in the rind of serotonin – the hormone that improves mood. Also in the rind a lot of lutein that prevents the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.
But nutritionists stress: bananas are usually actively treated with pesticides. So you need to either buy organic bananas, or thoroughly wash them. The very peel can be eaten cooked, dried or in smoothies.