According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes 11.4 pounds of bananas each year, making bananas the most popular fresh fruit in the country. And for good reason! Bananas are loaded with potassium and fiber. Plus, bananas can help with weight loss and help prevent diabetes due to high levels of vitamin B6. The health benefits don’t end there! Banana peels are extremely useful for cosmetic and health purposes. Keep reading to find out all the ways you can use banana peels!
Simply rub the inside of a still ripe banana peel on your teeth for about a minute before brushing. Repeat (with a new banana peel) each day for a week. Have your breakfast, and use it to whiten your teeth, too! This works because of the potassium found in bananas. The nutrients soak into your teeth and they become stronger and whiter!
Remove Moles, Warts, And Skin Tags
Since bananas are rich in dietary fibers, antioxidants, carotenoids, polyphenols, and phytochemicals, they are extremely effective at drying out moles and other skin issues. Cut out a square of banana peel and place the inside face down on the affected area. Cover with a bandage and leave overnight. Repeat as necessary until the area clears up!