Aside from being so delicious, Bananas are super healthy because they are rich with many different nutrients: protein, fibres, vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, manganese, magnesium, folate, riboflavin, niacin, and iron just to name a few. In addition they are very versatile, you can juice them or just peal one and eat it as it is. The only thing they need to be perfect is a zip.
However our focus in this article is about the by-product of eating a banana which is the peel. At first glance there is nothing special about the peel except when someone slides over one in a cartoon or when you throw one in the way of an opponent playing Mario-kart, but banana peels are very useful in many different ways, and after reading this article we bet that you would never treat it as garbage anymore.
Starting the list with a superficial use, banana peels are good for stopping that itchy feeling resulted from bug bites. Simply by massaging the inners of a peel against the spot of the bite you can feel instant relief. This works well when away on a trip and pharmacies are far away. And speaking of trips, peels can work also on rashes caused by poison ivy or poison oak. Although science is not fully on board with this but many have tried it and the results are good. And at the end it can do no harm at all.
Having a diet rich in fibres is the best way to get regular bowel movement and ,as mentioned above, bananas are high in fibre, but if more is needed the peel can provide extra amount to help your inners work smoothly. Eating the peel alone can sound a bit unpleasant. A good advice is to mix it with a smoothie, eat it along with the fruit, or as a last resort eat some of the inside which sweeter.
Whiten Your Teeth
Pursuing the perfect smile can lead us to some expansive treatment, moreover these treatments can involve harsh chemicals that not only scrub the yellow unwanted surface of the teeth but also damage the enamel which leads to weak teeth and sensitivity. Instead, a more natural solution is available. Rubbing the teeth with inners of a peel can work wonders, results may not be as fast as bleaching but they are far safer.
Improve the Quality of Your Skin
What goes for the teeth can also be applied to the skin; people will go to extremes to have the best skin possible. However more natural and alternative skin treatment are trending lately and nothing comes cheaper or easier than the banana peel you usually throw away. Peels are rich with antioxidants that can ease the effect of age, sun, and pollution on the skin. Simply rub the inner of a peel against the skin and leave sticky residue for about 30 minutes and rinse with water. For full moisturizing effect, the peel can also be used as a mask. Simply mash the peel into a paste add in one egg yolk and apply it over the skin for 5 minutes then rinse with water. The same treatment is also good for psoriasis, eczema, and pimples.
Get Better Sleep
Uninterrupted deep sleep is very important for health and mood and the quality of life everyone is looking for. Tryptophan is a natural chemical that supports the quality of sleep and Serotonin is a feel-good chemical that helps relaxation and both those substances can be found in good portions in the banana peel. Trying to get some of the peel with a banana hours before bed time can go a long way in helping you have a sound sleep.
Improve Eye Health
Banana skin is good for the eyes because it has a substance called lutein among its components. Lutein is an antioxidant that can counter the effect of free radicals that can damages the cells and it can also shield the eye from ultra violet rays originated from sun exposer.
In terms of fibre intake only, we should eat the skin and throw the fruit because Banana peel contains more soluble fibre. In addition to already mentioned benefit, fibre can help maintain cholesterol levels at a healthy rate and consequently protect you from heart and vascular diseases related to high cholesterol. The trick is that soluble fibre reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood by binding with it and then everything is flushed away by the body.
Warts are painful and embarrassing so people won’t save an expanse to get rid of them. And that usually involves harsh acidic chemicals followed up by an agonizing freezing treatment at the doctor’s clinic.
Natural treatment prove to be gentler and less costly and nothing comes cheaper than something you usually throw away. Simply apply banana skin on the wart, secure it with a bandage, leave it for the night, and repeat as necessary until the wart is gone; faster results can be achieved by trimming the dead skin off the wart’s head.
Polish Your Valuables
Last but not least, there is actually a use for banana skin that doesn.t involve eating or rubbing it on the skin. People love to take care of their valuables; having spent money on them, they wish for them to be at the best shape possible and banana skin can help with that. Moreover; nonchemical compounds are gentler and safer to use. Simply wipe the inner side of the peel all over the surface you want to polish and buff afterwards to achieve a brilliant shine.