Banana is considered to be good for health for all the ages. It has lots of health benefits but we are aware of only very few. It is easily digested, good for general health and remedial for various stomach troubles. Edible inside portion and outer peel both are beneficial for health. It can improve bodily functions as well as skin, hair and scalp conditions. It is rich in potassium. It reduces stress, depression, regulates bowel movement, menstrual pain, and lower high blood pressure, protects against related conditions like heart attack and stroke. Eating banana helps in quenching the flames of heartburn and severe indigestion. It also helps in protecting eyes and in reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
Banana for Pregnant Women
Eating of banana between the meals by the pregnant women will help in preventing morning sickness and will also regulate blood sugar levels. Eating of banana helps in balancing overall mood and reducing menstrual pain due to its vitamin B6 propertied. It is also helpful to the person who wants to quit smoking. It contains magnesium and potassium, vitamin B6 and B12 which helps the body to recover from withdrawal symptoms of nicotine.
Use of Banana for Skincare
Banana has many skincare benefits due to its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties. Rubbing the inside peel of a banana on the skin may help in getting rid of blackheads and a variety of other skin conditions. Anti-bacterial properties and high potassium contents of banana are quite effective in treating the acne-prone skin. It is also used in the preparation of facemask for smooth skin.
FACE MASK FOR SMOOTH SKIN:
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon raw chocolate powder
1 tablespoon honey
4 drops of rose oil
Mix and blend all the ingredients thoroughly. The banana will nourish and hydrate the skin, chocolate powder prevents wrinkles and protect from free radical changes. Honey will work as a moisturizer and rose oil in generating skin cells and smoothing the skin. To get better results to apply the face mask after cleansing and leave it for about 20 minutes thereafter rinse the face with lukewarm water.
Bananas are used at home and also commercially for preparing shampoos to soften hair, increase elasticity, hair shine, and curing dandruff and prevent spilled ends. Vitamins, minerals and the quality of its nutrients keep the hair healthy and help in retaining the moisture on the scalp.
Anti-cancer quality of banana
Full ripe banana with dark patches on its skin produces TNF which helps in combating abnormal cells and enhancing immunity. Riper banana has anti-cancer quality.