Adults should consume about 3.500 mg of potassium daily, per Health Service research. But what foods are rich in potassium? Bananas are one of them. Personally, I like to have a banana before bed. Others enjoy having them at work, and there are countless other options. Nevertheless, despite the fruit's healthy interior, I frequently observed my mother using the banana skin to care for her favorite plants in my home. Even my friends have used banana skin to treat their faces, and I later tried it for myself. Wow, those were the outcomes! We still don't know a lot about how to use banana skin, do we?
Now, due to this, we are going to show you 10 beneficial ways that you can use the skin of the banana you just ate:
Thinking about how many banana skins are thrown away each day, their variety of uses will just teach you how to utilize the “trash” into your life.
1. Reduce Acne
Banana contains potassium, iron, zinc and vitamin C and E – ingredients which can help a lot your skin when combined. These nutrients help to calm the skin and reduce acne outbreaks.
2. Remove splinters
Splinters are foreign bodies that are partially or fully embedded in the skin. Meanwhile, we are able to remove them without medical intervention and banana peel can greatly serve on this.
Leave a banana skin on the affected area for 15 minutes, and then the splinter will be visible enough to pluck out with wheezers.
3. Whiten your teeth
Before visiting your dentist and spending money on teeth whitening, you can use banana peel and make your teeth smile look like pearls!
4. They reduce the appearance of scars
Because of the potassium, we spoke about, and also fatty acids that the banana peel contains, it can help you diminish your scars. You just have to rub on swollen, red or irritated skin and it is very likely that the scars will heal away.
5. Migraine treatment
Applying a banana peel to your forehead may make the pain disappear. This is because skin absorbs potassium.
6. Reduce wrinkles
Vitamin C and antioxidants can help a lot to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
7. It can help tenderize your meat
You are cooking steak and you want to keep it tender and moist? Add some ripe banana peel.
8. They can polish silver
You can’t find many natural methods to clean your jewelry but this one works for small delicate pieces. Even here is the potassium that helps to make your silver shine!
9. They are great for composting
As they decompose, banana peels add potassium as well as small amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and magnesium that become nutrients – essential to keep your potted plants healthy.
10. Relieve itchy skin
Next time a mosquito bites you, you know how to treat the skin!