Bananas are one of the healthiest fruits you can consume, being filled with protein, sugar, vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, potassium, manganese, magnesium, folate, riboflavin, niacin and iron.
They are the perfect portion quantity and they are easy to grab and go. Bananas are good on their own, but when added to cereals, fruit salads and even ice cream…they are a game changer.
But today we’re not here to talk about the banana fruit but its peel.
The banana peels, usually discarded as garbage, are actually edible and provide a whole range of health benefits.
Amazed? Individuals, as it turns out, use banana peels to boost digestion, lower cholesterol, and cure common skin issues.
You can both eat and apply the banana peel to see the benefits topically.
There’s nothing to do with your body at least one potential application.
One thing is for sure –after you learn all the cool stuff they can do, you can stop tossing those precious wrappers in the trash. Benefit will truly make your life better!
Starting with a topical benefit, banana peels are perfect to alleviate the intensely irritating bug bite itch.
Massaging the bumps created with the inside of a banana peel will produce instant results.
Reportedly this cure also acts on rashes caused by poison ivy or poison oak.
Science hasn’t worked out why it works but with evidence you can’t argue. Those who tried it says it works fine.
We don’t want to think about it much, but it can be very difficult to skip a normal bowel movement.
To make sure you get enough fiber in your diet is one of the best ways to stay healthy.
While there is a fair amount of fiber in the banana fruit, the peel itself is positively filled with jam.
Eating the peel with the fruit is a simple way to remain regular, or even adding the peel to a smoothie.
If you can’t bring yourself to eat the whole peel, you can remove as much of the peel inside as you can, and just eat that.
Whiten Your Teeth
There are many costly ways to whiten your teeth and many use powerful bleaching agents that can potentially peel off your enamel.
It weakens the teeth and can make them feel vulnerable.
Yet do you know what? Because of their potassium content, banana peel can whiten teeth naturally and gently.
You don’t even have to chew the peel, just rub the inside part of the peel against your teeth for about two weeks each day.
Improve the quality of your skin
Banana peels contain a great amount of antioxidants that are really good for your skin.
Simply rub a banana peel directly on the affected areas to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and leave the sticky residue for about 30 minutes before washing your face.
Mash the peel in a paste, whisk in one egg yolk and spread the mixture evenly over your face and/or neck for all-over moisturising. Leave it on for five minutes.
Get better sleep
Tryptophan is a natural chemicals which help sleep quality. Serotonin is a hormone that makes you feel good and helps you relax.
Banana peel is good at both. Eating some banana peel before bed will go a long way to ensuring the sleep of an uninterrupted and successful night.
The banana peel serotonin can also keep your mood even all day.
Naturally, the advantage is diminished when the idea of eating the peel makes you nervous, so again, scraping the inside or adding the peel to a smoothie will help the medicine go down.
Improve eye health
The banana skin element which especially helps the eyes, is called lutein.
This is a strong antioxidant that can neutralise harmful free radicals, as well as protect eyes from harmful sun-borne UV radiation.
It has been shown that having enough lutein per day reduces the risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration as we age.
Once again it’s fibre that can reduce your cholesterol levels, which is crucial to keeping your heart healthy.
Banana peel contains more soluble fibre than the fruit itself, so a good opportunity to increase your consumption is to start eating the peel too.
Soluble fibre decreases cholesterol absorption into your blood stream by binding to it in your intestines. Hence, cholesterol moves.
Warts can be a little uncomfortable, but they are more unseemly and humiliating than that.
The conventional approach to the removal of warts requires harsh acidic chemicals accompanied at the doctor’s office by an agonizing freezing operation.
A more gentle approach is to apply a slice of banana peel to the wart, sticky side down and cover it with a bandage of adhesives. Leave it overnight, and repeat the night cycle
Polish your valuables
And finally, there’s a banana peel use here that doesn’t require chewing or rubbing it on your body. In reality, you can rub a banana peel on shoes, leather, and silver items to make them shine and clean up.
For this, it is the potassium content that makes the peels pleasant. Only rub the inner side of the skin all over the surface that you want to paint and then buff to achieve a brilliant shine
After the banana itself is gone, it’s well worth using the banana peel but there are a few things to remember.
The first is that while we typically do not wash bananas before eating them, it is important to give it a good rinse first if you are going to eat the peel.
When organic, during their growth cycle, bananas are sprayed with pesticides.
Second, there are a few ways to eat banana peel instead of just and raw (which is also totally fine).
You can put your peel through a juicer, or blend it into a smoothie of mixed fruit. Many people find that the boiling banana peel provides a more pleasing feel for about 10 minutes.
But as we said, you can also just scrape the peel’s inside meat out to get some of the benefits.
The banana peels don’t save very well, but you eat it or find it. Once they have been removed from the fruit they blacken pretty fast.
Preparing and eating the banana peel right away is the safest way to. How do you use yours, then?