Bananas are one of the most wanted tropical fruits. They contain 3 natural sugars – fructose, sucrose and glucose, and lots of fiber. They are very healthy snack, which gives you lots of energy throughout the day. Latest researches have shown that if you eat just 2 bananas a day, it will give you enough energy for 90 minutes of hard work. This is why the world’s athletes think banana is the number one fruit in the world.
Do you eat a lot of bananas? Don’t throw away the peels 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.
7 Things to do with banana peels:
- Bug Bites
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.
- Teeth Whitening
It’s said that if you rub banana peel on your teeth for a couple of minutes every day, your teeth could be noticeably whiter in a few weeks.
- Treating Warts
Not only do banana peels help eliminate warts, but they prevent their return. Simply tape a piece of banana peel to the wart overnight for about a week. Alternately, you can just rub the banana peel on the affected area daily. This even works for plantar warts (on the sole of the foot).
- Treating Acne
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.
- For Cleaning
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.
- Pain Reliever
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.
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