If you're a banana lover, then this is a good news for you. We all know that bananas are healthy since they're a great source of potassium and other important nutrients. But did you know that banana peels are also good for your health -- and yes the peels are also edible!
Nutritional Content of Banana Peels
Banana peels, which you normally throw into the trash bin are also incredibly nutritious. Take a look at their content:
To combat high sodium diet and protect the heart.
For the function of the muscles and nerves.
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine
For skin, liver, eyes, and hair.
Vitamin B12 or cobalamin
For the central nervous system.
For gut health.
For building muscles and for healthy cells.
Surprising Uses of Banana Peels
#1: Pimple Cure
Massage the peels on your face for at least five minutes. Do this every day to remove your pimples, which should take effect within a week. Make this a part of your routine even when the acne is gone.
#2: Wrinkle Reducer
Banana peels can hydrate your skin and this is excellent for decreasing wrinkles. You can add an egg yolk after you mash the peel. Apply the mixture to your face and let it stay there for five minutes.
#3: Teeth Whitening
Rub the peel on your teeth for a minute. Do this every day for the whole week.
#4: Wart Removal
Rub the peel on the wart. You can also tie it there overnight.
#5: Psoriasis Treatment
Simply rub the peel on the area where your skin is itchy and flaking. The peels can act as a moisturizer and may help you with the itchiness.
#6: Bug Bite Healer
Massage the peel on the bite to get the relief you need from pain and itching.
With all these uses and benefits, you probably think banana peels should be more popular, not just to be thrown to the trash. But most people don’t like the taste of the peels. To help you with this problem, go for a very ripe banana since they have thinner skin than an unripe or ripe one. You can also use the peel to help tenderize the meat you’re cooking. Of course, don’t forget to wash the peel, especially if you plan to eat it.
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