Most of us throw out our banana peels after enjoying the fruit inside. But you may be surprised that there are many uses for the peel of a banana. It can be eaten, used as fertilizer, and even used topically on the skin. If you have a hard time falling asleep at night, use a banana peel to brew a relaxing cup of tea. Bananas are full of various sleep-promoting nutrients, specifically the natural muscle relaxants magnesium and potassium. The peels also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that influences the production of melatonin and serotonin. To make this tea, boil a banana peal in water for 10 minutes before straining and serving.
Banana peels can also be ingested in other ways. Throw one into your morning smoothie for an added fiber and vitamin boost. You can also use thin slices, marinated, and then oven-roasted to make vegan bacon. Banana peels can also be shredded, seasoned, and cooked to make a plant-based substitute for pulled pork.
How banana peels can improve skin and hair
Banana peels can be used topically as well. By rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your face can brighten your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This food contains anti-inflammatory properties and can be placed on your eyelids to reduce puffiness or rubbed on acne scars to speed up the fading process. Banana peels also contain moisturizing benefits and can be used to hydrate your skin and provide relief from psoriasis symptoms. This food can be used to soften hair and whiten teeth. They contain antibacterial properties that may clean and strengthen your gums as well.
If you want even more ways to use banana peels, head for your garden. This food can be mixed with water to make an all-natural plant fertilizer. They can also make excellent compost. However, you use them, there are plenty of reasons to keep your banana peels instead of throwing them away.
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