Is It OK to Eat Banana Skins?


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It is fine to eat banana peels. In fact, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they are packed with potassium, fiber, potassium and many other nutrients.

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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are numerous health benefits to eating banana skins. In addition to boosting moods, they help with getting more restful sleep. Since they have fiber, they are excellent for weight loss as they promote fullness. They lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health, in general. They also are great for eye health and for improving and preventing skin conditions. The peels are said to have anti-carcinogenic agents in them, so they help to prevent cancer. It is recommended that they be eaten to help detox the body's systems, and probacteria will have a suitable place to grow when there is fiber in the system.

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