The Newest Superfood: ‘Banana Peels’
The newest ‘superfood trend’ is eating banana peels. You know the thing you usually throw in the garbage. You peel the banana and throw the skin away, but it turns out they are rich in vitamins and nutrients.
There is now a growing consensus, which suggests the nutrients, compounds and minerals hidden away within the skin could help aid weight loss, and boost your mood. Whether you're partial to a green, yellow or browning fruit, the peel is packed with nutrients that can prove beneficial to the body. The skins are packed with vitamins A, B6, B12, and C, and when it comes to being diet friendly, the peel adds no calories to your daily diet, only extra sustenance.
However, some experts are skeptical of the fruit peel's 'superfood' qualities. David Levitsky, a professor of nutrition and psychology at Cornell University says people are always looking for a magical food. 'This carries with it the idea that the root of all happiness lies in food. 'Food is essential, but it's not the magic answer to any problem.'