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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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1:38AM PST on Dec 20, 2014

Love bananas - thanks so much for the info here!

10:22PM PST on Dec 18, 2014

Love to banana

12:52AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

Thank you for posting.

5:51PM PST on Dec 13, 2014

Much as I like bananas I'm not ploughing through 4 pages to do with them!

12:10PM PST on Dec 12, 2014

Thank you

2:14AM PST on Dec 6, 2014

thanks

5:04PM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

11:06AM PST on Nov 22, 2014

Oh no! Not on 4 pages!

12:51PM PST on Nov 9, 2014

What a great lovely fruit, never knew :) Thank you for sharing

8:15AM PST on Nov 7, 2014

thanks for good info

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