Ayurveda says all parts of the banana tree have unique healing properties. Banana leaves, stem, flower, and fruits have separate medicinal benefits. Making a soup with the stem of banana is beneficial for weight loss. The tender inner part of the stem can be used to make soup.
Take a small piece of banana stem. Banana stem is very fibrous and so it is very important to clean the fibre yarn properly. After removing the fibre yarn, chop the stem into small pieces.
Take one small onion, 2 garlic pods. Peel and chop them.
Crush black pepper and cumin seeds. Take one teaspoon of sesame oil in pan.
Saute all the ingredients in oil and add 250 ml water. Boil all the ingredients in medium flame for five minutes. Switch off the flame and strain the soup. Add little salt for taste, garnish with coriander leaves and consume.
Why consume banana stem for weight loss?
As it is rich in fibre, it is highly recommended for those people with a weight loss program. Also it has high amount of potassium and vitamin B6 that helps in the production of insulin and increase hemoglobin. The same soup can also control blood sugar levels and hence it is great for those who suffer with diabetes.
Use of banana flowers
Like the banana stem, the juice of flowers is also good for weight loss. Banana flowers are rich in proteins, flavonoids and vitamins. Banana flower has been used as traditional medicine to treat various illnesses like ulcer, constipation, bronchitis and menstrual cramps.
Use of banana leaves
Banana leaves are used like plates in India for its health benefits. Leave contain large amount of polyphenols that fight against free radicals and prevents body from diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, cancer and heart issues. Eating food on banana leaves reduces the health diseases.
Follow the simple steps in this DIY and know to lose weight with banana stem.