Dec. 06, 2019
Banana tea is made using either a peeled banana but is also found in the form of banana peel tea, where the peel is left on while brewing this unique drink. Banana peels are typically discarded as trash, but they actually contain a dense concentration of nutrients including potassium and dietary fiber. While it seems unlikely that people will begin eating whole bananas anytime soon, peel included, banana peel tea is beginning to gain popularity. Most of the health benefits are due to the pectin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and magnesium, among others.
For some, banana tea may sound like a delicious combination of two unrelated culinary items. It’s considered beneficial by many given the helpful vitamins and minerals, and antioxidant compounds, contained in bananas. It is thought to aid sleep disorders, help improve mood and skin, and could be a boon to protecting heart health and managing weight loss.
Benefits of Banana Tea
In folk medicine, drinking banana tea is highly recommended for people suffering from a variety of issues, including insomnia, depression, chronic anxiety, low immunity, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammatory conditions, and skin irritation, among other conditions.
Banana tea is thought to offer weight-loss benefits due to a variety of factors. Bananas are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, these two types of fiber are known to slow digestion, suppress appetite, boost metabolism and keep you feeling satisfied, thanks to the tryptophan, dopamine, and serotonin they contain!
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