Don’t Throw Out Those Banana Peels Just Yet

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Incredible Benefits of Eating Banana Peels

Has the thought of using the banana peel for something interesting ever crossed your mind? You see, Banana peels are not just meant to be lying in your bin. Although it seems somewhat reasonable to eat this delicious fruit and dispose of its peel.

So do you want to know the exciting benefits you are letting go of? You see, I was amazed to find out the incredible benefits hidden in the banana peel. And it is with great pleasure that I’m unveiling some of these fantastic benefits to you. So, just relax, and I assure you that you will be taking the best ride of your life.

Banana is not just a fleshy fruit. It contains many nutrients and carbohydrates. It is also high in magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and potassium. And when the peel of the banana turns black, it’s sugar content is at Its peak.

So let’s shine the spotlight at its amazing benefits! Trust me, at the end of this article, you will be amazed beyond every reasonable doubt.

Healthy Teeth

Can banana peel help maintain the health of your teeth? Sure it can! The presence of the high magnesium, manganese, and potassium it contains will remove any stain from your teeth. All you need do is, get a ripe banana peel and rub your teeth for about two minutes. Repeat this procedure for about two to three weeks. Your teeth will get whiter than it ever was! This process is somewhat less expensive and very much affordable.

It Treats Warts

Time and time again, many have testified to the efficacy of banana peel in removing warts. You too can try it out, and a trial might as well convince you!

All you need to do is rub the peel of your banana on that wart, or you could as well tie the skin on the affected area. Do this for about a week or two. And like a miracle, that wart is gone.

You Could Eat It

If you are among those researching ways to shed their weight, this may sound weird, but don’t be surprised. By eating the peels, you may actually be getting your dream actualized. You see, when eating the banana peels, you are letting in nutrients that will help dispose of those unwanted fat deposits. It sounds crazy right, but there are scientific reports to back this claim up.

So, right now, you are wondering how you could likely take those semi-slimy cum hard peels into your mouth, right? Well, there are different ways one can eat the banana peel. You can prepare a banana peel tea or maybe a thick smoothie with vanilla ice cream. You can also make a banana peel shot by grinding it. You might also want to try eating it raw or maybe try steaming it before eating. Some people even take the green peel of banana as a vegetable that will be steamed with some spices and used to prepare a very nice dish. Banana peel flour can also serve as an alternative for wholemeal bread. Sounds interesting? You are very free to give it a trial.

bananaRemoves Acne

Just in case you are tired of trying to get rid of those ugly pimples and spots, try something different; banana peels. As they contain lutein, antioxidants, and carotenoid vitamins. This makes the banana peel powerful enough to combat acne. It also contains vitamins A, B, C, E, potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese. These nutrients are anti-inflammatory and would reduce the acne outbreak on your skin.

The simple process is to first wash your skin (the affected area). Select a banana peel that’s yellow with some brown spots. Take note of the brown spots because some of the bananas come without any of those spots. Now, gently rub the peel on the affected area for about ten minutes. Allow your skin to rest before washing it off. It is advised that the treatment be done before going to bed. That will help your skin absorb enough nutrients before washing it off. After repeating this process for some days, you will notice the difference. Continue until it is completely gone.

Clears Wrinkles

The skin indeed loses its elasticity due to aging, and wrinkles begin to appear. Although wrinkles can also result from habits like smoking. If you are quickly adding a wrinkle or two on your skin and are still young, there is a good chance you smoke a lot too.
Nevertheless, there is an easy way out, and that is thanks to banana peels! The antioxidant and vitamin C contained in it can help remove wrinkles. Due to the presence of vitamin C, it can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your skin.

Simply rub the banana peel on your skin and leave it overnight or maybe just for 30mins before washing. Then go ahead and moisturize your skin. Do this judiciously every day for about a week. When that is done, and the wrinkles are completely gone, you can walk around with your head held high!

Pain reliever

Pains affect more than just your body; it can affect your mental and emotional well-being. Instead of taking those pain reliever pills, which may lead to certain complications, try banana peels. It is highly capable of relieving you of those pain in your body!  Just take the peel of a banana and apply it on the affected part. Let it stay for some minutes until that pain is completely gone. This could also work with a mixture of vegetable oil and banana peel.

Cures Psoriasis

Do you have any idea what psoriasis means? You probably have not heard of it but may have seen it. Psoriasis is an ill-health condition in which your skin cells build and form scales and itchy, dry patches.  This skin defect, once apparent, can hamper your self-confidence. Simply blend banana peel and mix it with coal tar to make a paste. Apply the paste to affected areas. It will undoubtedly give you a good result.

Treatment for Mosquito Bites

It may sound funny, but the banana peel is an excellent treatment for mosquito bites. This is because of the natural oil contained in it.  For your treatment, simply rub the inside of the banana peel on your mosquito bite. You will feel the itch fading away until you think it no more.

Polishes Silver

This is one of the benefits of banana peels that you would never have imagined. Have your silver-coated watches or metals begin to tarnish or loose it’s luster? There is good news for you! The potassium contained inside the banana peel helps add a sheen to and polish metal objects. Blend some banana peels with a little amount of water and mix it till it turns to paste. Use the banana peel paste to rub the surface of your silver object with a napkin. Do this for a few minutes. And there you have your silver shining like new again!

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Skin protection

Your skin deserves the best treatment! Banana peels can be used as a face mask to protect you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Treats Migraines and Headaches

This is amazing, isn’t it? Some people who take medications for migraines report that they get a nauseous feeling or feel extremely sleepy. But thank goodness for banana peel, a natural cure for headaches and migraines! Be well assured that its treatment has no side effects whatsoever. It is instead a simple process and very affordable. Take the peel of a ripe banana, put half of it in front of your head. This is not being superstitious, but put the other half at your back. Leave for it on these positions for about 20 minutes. According to some herbal professionals, within the space of 20 to 30 minutes, you should start feeling relieved.

Removes Splinters

A splinter is a strange object that enters deeply or is injected into your skin accidentally. In situations where you have a fragment onto your skin, you can easily use the banana peel to remove that splinter. Well, you have never thought of this before, have you?
This is a good old trick that takes just a little of your time, and the splinter would be removed. All you would have to do to get the splinter out is take a ripe banana skin and place it on the affected area for about 15 minutes. Take the peel off without rubbing it on your skin. Now go ahead and remove that splinter!


The health and nutritional benefits of the banana peel cannot be overemphasized. So now that you know better than before go and put the banana peel to good use.