Bananas are delicious. And unfortunately, they get a bad rap because of the fact that they are a starchy fruit that is high in calories. One medium-sized banana is over 100 calories. However, how can one banana a day hurt you at all? In fact, since bananas have nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, and other important vitamins that are good for your health, you cannot go wrong with eating them in moderation.
Bananas can help prevent leg cramps and will help keep your electrolytes in the balance as well. Besides, the type of energy they give off is wholesome energy. Bananas may have a higher caloric value than other types of fruit, but those calories are not empty calories. In fact, after you eat a banana, you also don’t want to discard the peel.
The peel has plenty of important compounds and nutrients such as B6 and B12 that can be wonderful for your skin and body in general. This is why you will want to tie a banana peel to your body for seven days. Well, not literally. The peel will decompose anyway within that time, but the point is you don’t want to discard the peel after you eat the banana. Let’s now look at the benefits that you will get from a banana peel.
Banana Peels Are Good For Corns And Calluses
Did you know that creams that treat corns, calluses, and cracked heels contain salicylic acid? Banana peels contain that as well, and therefore, if you wrap a banana peel on your affected feet, that will help heal it very well. You will want to attach the banana peel to your affected foot for seven nights overnight and you will see that the corns, calluses, and cracked heels will be disappearing and soothed. Banana peels also contain anti-inflammatory properties that do help reduce inflammation in your feet as well. However, banana peels are not only helpful for your feet. They can help other parts of your body as well.
Banana Peels Can Do Wonders For Your Facial Skin
Do you have issues with acne or are you aging and dealing with wrinkles and lines? Banana peels can help treat both issues. The helpful properties from the peels will do wonders for your skin. When it comes to treating acne, all you need to do is to rub the peel on your face three times a week for five to ten minutes. The powerful properties will help remove acne and keep new breakouts at bay.
If you have aging skin, you can use banana peels to treat it as well. If you are dealing with bags under your eyes, you can scrape the insides of the banana peel and then place it over your eyes for five minutes a day. And the banana peel insides also can be an important component to a face mask to get rid of wrinkles and lines on your face. Mash up the banana peel and add egg yolks to it. It will create a paste and put it on your face and keep it there for five minutes before washing it off. This will get rid of lines, wrinkles, and dryness as it moisturizes your skin as well.
Banana Peels Can Heal Skin Wounds And Conditions
If you have conditions such as psoriasis, warts, wounds, and mosquito bites, the properties in banana peels will help heal those skin wounds and lesions as well. Just put a banana peel daily on your affected area of skin for five to ten minutes a day and you will see that these conditions improve or can disappear altogether. Now you see as well why you don’t want to discard the banana peel after snacking on a banana.
Yes, it is true that bananas get a bad rap because of the fact that they are fattening fruit and are full of carbs. However, you can see that bananas provide so many more benefits than disadvantages to you in so many ways that you could not even have imagined. The only thing to offset the disadvantages that are associated with bananas is to eat them in moderation which is once a day. Other than that, happy healing!