The Health Benefits of Banana Peels

Bananas are great source of potassium which is great for everybody. It does not end there because bananas are also known for its iron contents which can protect us from muscle cramps and swelling during workouts. To add, bananas are rich in tryptophan which will be converted to serotonin. The list goes on.


When we speak of bananas, we ignore the peels and just throw them away. We have to know that though it might not be the tastiest thing, it is also good for us. According to many health experts, banana peels are also considered “superfood”. Eating banana peels sound weird for many Singaporeans but it doesn’t mean that it can harm us.

Banana peels are rich in carbohydrates and many nutrients. It is particularly high in vitamins B12, B6 and magnesium. Here are the health benefits of banana peels:

  • Glittering teeth: Who would have thought that banana peels can help our teeth? Banana peels can act as a whitening agent. We only need to rub the peel every day for one week (about a minute or two). After rubbing, we can just rinse it with water. This is cost effective.
  • Warts removal: We might not know this but the most common use of banana peel is removing warts and preventing the occurrence of new ones. We simply need to rub the peel on the warts. This way we save a trip to our dermatologists.
  • Cures pimples: For beauty buffs out there, banana peels can cure pimples. We only need to massage the banana peels unto our face for five minutes every day. We should not stop applying banana peels until acne vanishes.


  • Diminishes wrinkles: Banana peels can diminish wrinkles and help keep our skin hydrated. If we want it to be effective, we have to ass egg yolks whenever we mash the banana peel and apply it unto our face for five minutes and then rinse it.
  • Pain reliever: Enduring pain is very difficult but if we have banana peels around, we can do away from pills and other medications. We should try it and see what it can do. We just need to leave the banana peel unto the affected area for at least thirty minutes.
  • Soothing psoriasis: For those who are suffering from psoriasis, banana peels can help sooth it. We have to apply it directly unto the affected area. The peels will serve as our moisturizing agent plus it can help alleviate itchiness.
  • Shoe polish: On a less serious note, banana peels can serve as our polish. It is good for leather materials.


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