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You Will Stop Throwing Banana Peels After Reading Its 15 Unusual and Surprising Uses

By Nitin Bhatnagar, 9 June 2018

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Eating fruits in a balanced equation with our daily means is a great habit and bananas are considered as one of the healthiest fruits available to the mankind as they are quite rich in potassium and fiber. It is also being said that bananas are not just good in taste but also helpful in preventing diseases, such as high blood pressure, asthma, cancer, digestion issues and cardiovascular problems.

We all know that bananas have numerous health benefits but are you aware of the benefits banana peel offers to us? Yes, we are talking about the outer covering of a banana which is thrown by us considering it as a waste. There are good numbers of uses of banana peels and we are going to tell you about some of them:

1Include them in your diet

Yes, we are serious. Banana peels are very nutritious and deserve to be on your plates rather than in dustbin. Banana peels are rich in vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B-6, B-12, magnesium, potassium and fiber and helpful in digestion. There are many ways by which you can consume banana peels such as making a dish or chutney of them. You will be surprised to know that they also help in weight-loss.

Include them in your diet

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2Brighten your complexion

There are many creams and lotions in the market for enhancing the complexion of your face but what is the harm in using a natural product for the purpose? Take a piece of ripe banana peel, rub it all over your face and repeat this process for some days. The fruit acids that the peel contains will remove the oldest dead cells from your skin and it will become softer, healthier and of course, younger.

Brighten your complexion

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3Getting rid of warts

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Warts can be pretty irritating and getting rid of them is not an easy task. They are raised bumps which are caused on skin by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and you can get them anywhere on the body from face to feet. Banana peel can be used to get rid of them; a person just needs to rub a ripe banana peel over the wart each night before sleeping for some days and soon it will go away.

Getting rid of warts

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4Calm down skin irritations

Rubbing ripe banana peels can be pretty helpful in dealing with the itching effect which takes place due to insect bites or other skin infections. The minerals and fruit acids available in ripe banana peel will help in having a soothing effect and calm down these irritations. Isn’t it of a great use?

Calm down skin irritations

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5Whiten your teeth

Banana peel can also be helpful in whitening your teeth but make sure to take a banana peel which is completely ripe as it will be high in potassium. Rub the inner portion of the peel on the teeth till they are completely covered with the banana paste. Wait for 10 minutes and then brush your teeth to remove the paste. Keep following the procedure for some time and you will see that your teeth are whitening.

Whiten your teeth

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