Amazing Beauty and Health Benefits of Bananas


From curing dry skin and dull hair to curbing your untimely hunger pangs and burning fat, banana does it all. It is one of the most versatile fruits, which is packed with nutrients that are essential for our body. Besides this, banana is used for many homemade beauty treatments as well. So, take a look at some surprising health and beauty benefits of this amazing fruit.

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Keeps your skin moisturised and hydrated

Banana contains Vitamin B6, C and a high percentage of water, which nourishes and hydrates the skin. These nutrients also help to maintain the elasticity of your skin. So, add bananas in your daily diet.

If you are looking for instant solution to moisturise your dry skin, just apply pulp of a ripe banana on your face. Leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

Say goodbye to ageing

Bananas protect the body against the damage caused by free oxygen radicals, which can speed up the process of ageing. So, you can also use a banana peel to get rid of wrinkles.

All you need to do is, apply fresh peel on your face for 15 minutes every day to get the maximum benefit out of it. You can also make a banana face pack by mashing half a banana and adding a teaspoon of rose water to it. Keep it on your face for about 30 minutes. After that, wash it off with water.

Foot care

Due to their moisturising properties, bananas are great for your cracked heels as well. Just mash two bananas into a pulp, apply it on your feet for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off with water. Follow this treatment religiously and your feet will become soft and smooth.

Get rid of puffy eyes

Bananas are a rich source of potassium, which can help to reduce the puffiness of your eyes instantly. You need to mash half a banana and apply it on your eyes for about 15 minutes. If you find this to be too messy, then just place banana peels on your swollen eyes. All these solutions will help you to get rid of your puffy eyes.

Treating skin problems

Bananas are very effective in treating acne and pimples. You need to take a small piece of the peel and rub it gently on the affected area. Do this till the peel turns brown. Then clean the area with some water. Follow this simple routine thrice a day to get rid of those pimples.

Get smooth and silky hair

Bananas are rich source of natural oils, carbohydrates, potassium and vitamins. These nutrients keep your hair healthy and smooth. They also nourish them, and prevent breakage and split ends.

All you need to do is mash a banana and add a little almond oil to it. Apply it on your hair, leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash it off. Your hair will be revitalised and moisturised by the vitamin C and A present in bananas.

Improves your mood

Bananas contain tryptophan, which is a type of protein. This helps your body to produce serotonin, a hormone that is known for its calming and mood-enhancing properties. That is why bananas is good for those who are suffering from depression.

Fat burning food

Bananas are a filling fruit, which is why they help to curb your untimely hunger pangs. Also they are full of natural sugars, which can provide you with instant energy. So, grab a banana the next time you crave for food at odd hours. (Also read on more Fat Burning Foods for Weight Loss)

Low cholesterol and blood pressure

As mentioned earlier, bananas are a rich source of potassium, as well as calcium and magnesium. These essential nutrients help to keep your blood pressure under check. Also, pectin, a fibre which helps to reduce cholesterol is found abundantly in bananas. So, add them to your diet to soak in their wholesome goodness.

Stronger bones

Bananas contain probiotic bacteria, which helps the absorption of calcium in the body, thus strengthening your bones. Also, the potassium in bananas helps to prevent calcium loss from your body. This lowers your risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.

Improves digestion

Banana contains fructooligosaccharide, which helps to stimulate growth of good bacteria in the stomach, particularly the colon. It also produces enzymes that helps to improve the overall digestion.

 

So, instead of investing in expensive food supplements and beauty products, just buy some bananas from a fruit vendor.

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