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7 Benefits Of Banana Peels You Should know

7 Benefits Of Banana Peels You Should know

Generally discarded as trash, banana peels are actually edible and provide a whole assortment of added health benefits. Surprised? As it turns out, people use banana peels to improve digestion, lower cholesterol, and heal common skin problems. After reading this article you will think twice before tossing the next banana peel you come across

Bananas are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat, being loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, manganese, magnesium, folate, riboflavin, niacin, and iron. They are also more or less perfectly portioned and easy to grab-and-go. Bananas are delicious on their own, but nicely augment cereal, fruit salad, and even ice cream. But This Article will be focusing on that part we usually throw away after eating the banana which is the Banana Peel.

1. Stops Itching

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Banana peels are great for relieving the painfully distracting itch of bug bites. Massaging the raised bumps with the inside of a banana peel can provide instant results. People who have tried it report that one application relieves itching all day.

2. Teeth Whitening

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There are lots of expensive ways to whiten teeth, and a lot of them use harsh bleaching agents that can actually wear away your enamel. This weakens teeth and can cause sensitivity. Banana peels due to its potassium content is a natural way to whiten your teeth

 Don’t chew, rub the inner side on your teeth every day for about two weeks. Results should start to show up after a handful of treatments.

3. Rich Source Of Fiber

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Banana peel is a rich source of fiber which helps to balance healthy weight. This fiber reduces heart attacks and even avoid early onset of diabetes, it also works alongside with the banana it self to reduce the level of bad cholesterol.

4. Boost Our Mood


Tryptophan is a substance found in banana peel. This is an essential amino acid that that enhances the production of serotonin a brain hormone that acts like mood booster

5. Improve the Quality of Your Skin

Improve the Quality of Your Skin

Banana peels contain a lot of antioxidants that are grate fro your skin.

To minimize the look of lines and wrinkles, simply rub a banana peel directly on the affected areas and leave the sticky residue for about 30 minutes before washing your face.

For all-over moisturizing, mash the peel into a paste, stir in one egg yolk, and spread the mixture evenly over your face and/or neck. Leave it for 5 minutes and then wash it off. The same treatment is also good for psoriasis, eczema, and pimples.

6. Get Better Sleep

Eating a banana peel before bed can go a long way towards ensuring an uninterrupted and productive night’s sleep. The serotonin in banana peel can also keep your mood even all day.

Of course, the benefit is reduced if you are made anxious by the idea of eating the peel, so again, scraping the inside or adding the peel to a smoothie can help that medicine go down.

7. Prevents Cancer

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Banana peels are high in antioxidants. Banana peels contain polyphenols and carotenoids, which are phytochemicals that are rich in antioxidants. Anti oxidants offer sublime anti aging benefits as well as protect cells from the sort of mutations that lead to cancerous tumors.


Eating banana peel is healthy, but how do you do it? They can be eaten raw, but that’s very tough. Boil the peel for 10 minutes and put them in the juicer. You can blend it into smoothies or just fry or bake them to make a healthy and tasty snack.

Samuel future is a content writer with an English and literature background. Spurred by the desire to inspire young professionals, He started an online community where he shares relevant information aimed at building, empowering, inspiring, supporting and promoting employees to thrive in their careers.

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