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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

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Health & Beauty

1. Treat Damaged Hair. Our own Diana Herrington detailed Dr. Oz’s quest for the best damaged hair treatment out there. The results? Bananas! Click here to read Diana’s step-by-step guide treating your hair with bananas.

2. Whiten Teeth. Dying for some pearly whites?  Rub banana peel on your teeth for about two minutes every time you brush and you’ll be well on your way to that perfect smile.

3. Prevent Wrinkles. Check out this recipe for a 3-time-a-week banana anti-aging mask!

4. Treat Insect Bites. Rub some banana peels on the bites to alleviate the itch.

5. Treat Warts. Bananas are rich in potassium, which is said to help treat warts.

6. Treat Bruises, Cuts, and Scrapes. Potassium also helps with the healing process for cuts, scrapes, and bruises.

7. Get Rid of Splinters. Can’t get that pesky splinter out of your skin? I feel your pain. Luckily, if you press banana peels onto the splinter, the fruit’s natural enzymes will work to get that sucker out.

8. Exfoliate Your Skin. Check out a great banana body sugar rub recipe here.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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8:09AM PST on Mar 4, 2015

Lurve bananas!

9:39AM PST on Mar 3, 2015

Great! I have to try all of them!!!

9:29AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

Thanks

9:29AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

Thanks

2:27PM PST on Feb 23, 2015

thank you

9:25AM PST on Feb 21, 2015

Really awesome :-)

2:16PM PST on Feb 19, 2015

what an amazing versatile multiuse superfood !
they were a rare delicacy when I was young in the 50's

11:20AM PST on Feb 19, 2015

tyfs

11:20AM PST on Feb 19, 2015

ty

6:39AM PST on Feb 19, 2015

Thanks

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