Bananas have been an extremely cultivated fruit for centuries. While not common in the western world, the people of Indian and Asian countries incorporate the banana peels in their cooking. They're not as sweet as the flesh, but they're rich in magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6, B12 and can be used for a number of other health benefits.
I'm sure you've heard the saying, "Don't eat bananas for losing weight because they contain a lot of calories". On the contrary, bananas have secret health benefits that can help you to keep fit and trim. Bananas provide extensive minerals and proteins, but the best of this is in the peel. The banana peel has the most amount of benefits for your healthy lifestyle.
Here are the amazing benefits banana peels provide:
1. Mosquito Bites: Massage the peel on the mosquito bites to get instant relief from the itching and pain.
2. Sparkling Teeth: Rub the banana peel everyday for a week on your teeth for about a minute. This actually results in teeth whitening, which can be quite expensive.
3. Eat The Peels: Banana peels can be consumed. Check out some Indian or Asian recipes using the peel for cooking. It also is used to tenderize chicken by placing the peel over it.
4. Psoriasis: Apply peel to affected area and it will heal psoriasis noticeably within a very short time.
5. Warts: Banana peels removes warts and eliminates the occurrence of new ones. Simply rub the peel on the affected area and attach the peel overnight for results.
6. Acne: Just massage the peels on your face or body for 5 minutes every day. The results should be visible within a week. Keep applying the peels till the acne disappears.
7. Wrinkles: Banana peel helps to keep your skin hydrated. Add an egg yolk to mashed banana peel and apply this mixture on your face. Leave on for 5 minutes and then wash off.
8. UV Protection: Banana peel helps in protecting the eyes from harmful UV rays. Make sure you leave the peel under the sun before rubbing it on your eyes. The peel has also been proven to reduce the risk of cataracts.
9. Pain Reliever: Apply banana peel on the painful area and leave on for 30 minutes until the pain subsides.
The final benefit of banana peel is really not a health benefit, but nevertheless it will save you money!
10. Shoes, Leather and Silver polish: Rub banana peel on any shoes, leather and silver to make them shine instantly.
- Use fresh banana peel for best results and use immediately.
- Never store the peel in the refrigerator.
So instead of throwing your banana peels in the trash, use them for all these amazing benefits!
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