Might sound a little weird to some but banana peels contain enough benefits to not be tossed i the bin. More than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year in the world, making them the fourth most popular agricultural product. Which is also probably also why we don’t really appreciate it as much.
The flesh of the banana is rich in many nutrients and carbohydrates. It is high in vitamins B6, B12, magnesium and potassium. The sugar content is the highest when the banana peel turns black.
1. Sparkling Teeth:
To whiten teeth naturally, rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for about two minutes every night. If you gargle with salt water, this will make the process faster. Expect results in about two weeks. It works because of the effect of the potassium, magnesium, and manganese in the banana peel.
2. Hair conditioner:
Bananas make great conditioner that helps restore dry, damaged hair. Mash a banana and add a tablespoon of heavy cream and a tablespoon of honey to the mixture. Then apply it to dry hair, cover your hair with a shower cap, and then wrap your head in a warm towel. Leave it on for up to an hour and then rinse thoroughly with warm water before shampooing.
3. Eat Them:
Banana peels can also be eaten. You can find amazing Indian recipes that use banana peels. They are also used to tender chicken.
4. Cures Pimples:
Just massage banana peels on your face and body for 5 minutes every day to cure pimples. The results should be visible within a week. Keep applying the peels till the acne disappears.
5. Reduces Wrinkles:
The banana peel helps to keep your skin hydrated. Add an egg yolk to a mashed banana peel. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for 5 minutes. Gently rinse of with water.
6. Headache Reliever:
Apply the banana peel directly on the painful area. Leave it for 30 minutes till the pain is gone. A mixture of vegetable oil and banana peel also helps in pain relief. Rubbing it onto your forehead can also help it be a headache reliever.
7. Heal depression:
Bananas provide vitamin B6, which helps your body create serotonin. Some side effects of depression is lack of vitam B&, insomnia and sadness. Bananas helps heal all of those proeblems resulting in being anti depressive.
(additional point) Research also shows that eating bananas may lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as decrease the risk of getting some cancers.
8. Heals Mosquito bites:
Massage the peel on the mosquito bites to get instant relief from the itching and pain.
Bananas and banana peels make great fertilizer (you can compost them, bury them whole, or cut them in small pieces and mix them with garden soil) because of their phosphorous and potassium content. Roses especially like them.
10. Bananas contain no fat:
It is the only fruit that contains amino acid tryptophan. If you know anything about working out then you know what amino acids are. In addition to that Bananas are also low in calories and have no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol. They contain vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6.