We are going Bananas today!!

10 Benefits of eating bananas.

  1. They contain many nutrients, potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Net Carbs, Fibre, Protein and fat. A medium-sized banana has about 105 calories.
  2. Bananas can help moderate blood sugar levels after meals and may reduce appetite.
  3. Bananas are fairly rich in fibre and resistant starch, which may feed your friendly gut bacteria and safeguard against colon cancer.
  4. Bananas may aid weight loss because they’re low in calories and high in nutrients and fibre.
  5. Bananas are a good dietary source of potassium and magnesium – two nutrients that are essential for the health of your heart.
  6. Bananas are high in several antioxidants, which may help reduce damage from free radicals and lower your risk of some diseases.
  7. Depending on ripeness, bananas harbour high amounts of resistant starch or pectin. Both may reduce appetite and help keep you full.
  8. Unripe bananas are a good source of resistant starch, which may improve insulin sensitivity. However, more research is needed.
  9. Eating a banana several times a week may reduce your risk of kidney disease by up to 50%
  10. Bananas may relieve muscle cramps caused by exercise. They also provide excellent fuel for endurance exercise.

When your finished eating the bananas, there are further uses for the skins!

  1. Use to polish your shoes and your silverware.
  2. Use them to fertilize plants.
  3. Rub them over your teeth to whiten them.
  4. You can also rub the peel on your forehead to relieve pain.
  5. Use them to make a face mask. Banana peel contains enzymes to help condition your skin.
  6. Place the peel over mosquito bites, small scratches or poison ivy rash. The pain will ease.
  7. You can actually eat them, raw or cooked.
  8. Place a piece of skin over a wart (yellow side on wart) change regularly until wart falls off.
  9.  Use the peel to remove a splinter. Tape over splinter, the enzymes will shift the splinter.
  10. Get rid of acne using banana skins. Rub your acne with the white side, leave it on you face.

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