Bananas are one of the most wanted tropical fruits, shared by world’s top athletes. They are very healthy snack since they contain 3 natural sugars – fructose, sucrose and glucose, and lots of fiber. These give you lots of energy throughout the day.
Researchers have found that eating just 2 bananas a day, will give you enough energy for 90 minutes of hard work. Now you understand why top athletes love this incredible fruit so much!
However, this is not where the amazing benefits of bananas stop. The peels have also proved to be incredibly useful, so don’t throw them away just yet.
Banana peels can be used in everyday chores and tasks. Contrary to popular belief, banana peels can also be eaten. They contain high levels of fiber and antioxidants that make a great addition to a healthy diet. Banana peels are chock-a-block with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, so they’re a natural cure for many an ailment and an aid for cell regeneration.
Here are number of things you can do with the banana peels that you probably didn’t know:
Rub a banana peel on bug bites to soothe the skin. Banana peel is good for relieving the itch. Rub the peel over the rash twice daily until it is gone.
Rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for a couple of minutes every other day, and your teeth will be noticeably whiter in a few weeks.
Banana peels help eliminate warts and prevent their return. Tape or somehow strap a piece of banana peel to the wart overnight for about a week or rub the banana peel on the affected area daily. This can also work for plantar warts. Potato skin has been known to accomplish the same thing.
Banana peel is an extremely efficient tool in nourishing your skin. Banana peel will soothe the inflammation and irritation of acne and reduce outbreaks. Rub the peel over the acne (face or body) every night and leave it for 30 minutes. Improvements should be apparent within a few days.
Banana peel can’t cure this skin disease, but it can reduce its symptoms. Once or twice daily, rub a banana peel on a psoriasis-affected area. Bananas have all the properties to moisturize, reduce itchiness, and heal psoriasis providing noticeable differences in as little as a few days.
The theme in household applications for banana peels is polishing. After removing the stringy bits from the peel, rub away and watch the shine. Rub the banana peel on your (leather) shoes, and then buff them up with a soft cloth. Leather jackets and furniture could benefit from those peels. Please test a small area first before tackling your sofa with a banana peel and buffing it with a soft cloth. You can also use them to polish your silver.
You can use the banana peel as a pain reliever. If you have painful areas in your body, just rub them with banana peel and tape it for 20 minutes and the pain will go away.