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 we’re not here today to talk about the banana fruit, but rather its peel. 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.
You can both eat your banana peel and apply it topically to see the benefits. At least one potential application has nothing to do with your body at all.
One thing is for sure – you will stop throwing these valuable wrappers in the trash after you discover all the incredible things they can do. Benefit #5 can honestly improve everything about your life!