"Having a banana" is not just a popular expression, because this ancestral and virtuous fruit does restore a smile thanks to its multiple qualities for health and beauty. The second most consumed fruit after the apple, in France, the banana has been one of the most consumed exotic fruits by humans for thousands of years. The word "banana" comes from the Arabic Banan which means "finger". This is why we speak of "banana hand" to designate the 5-6 bananas linked together. Deliciously sweet and fragrant, this exotic fruit reveals exceptional health benefits but also has remarkable cosmetic properties. Zoom in on the many benefits of this fruit treasure celebrating freedom and abundance in the West Indies.
The health benefits of bananas
Bananas are highly nutritious and offer many health benefits. It is a versatile fruit that contains many nutrients with multiple benefits. Let's explore together the benefits of bananas for maintaining iron health
• The ideal revitalizing snack during physical activities
It is the fruit par excellence that must be associated with sports practices because the banana is at the same time highly energetic, restorative and very digestible. Rich in magnesium, potassium and calcium, the consumption of a banana before exercise (choose it well ripe preferably), will allow you to limit the appearance of cramps and aches, improve muscle recovery and act as a real booster of your sports performance.
• The remedy to fight digestive disorders
As an excellent source of fiber (2.6g of fiber per 100g, a little more than an apple at 2.4g), bananas play a role in regulating intestinal transit and prevent the appearance of ulcers by reducing stomach irritation.
• An ally of choice to boost your immune system and heal minor injuries
Banana peel has a strong healing power thanks to its high content of group B vitamins (a banana contains 41% of the recommended daily vitamin B6 intake) and its composition rich in anti-oxidants (polyphenols and phytosterols). Applied to small burns, bites and insect stings, banana peel accelerates the healing process by stimulating the immune system.
• The preferred snack to maintain optimal intellectual concentration
Rich in potassium, bananas are the perfect snack to take with you to work or school for your children because this essential mineral promotes concentration and learning. No more excuses for not slipping a banana in your bag!
Bananas: the ally of your beauty treatments
Bananas have incredible virtues for improving your health, but they are also a remarkable ally in preserving the beauty of your skin, the shine of your hair and your radiant smile.
• Bananas to fight against the signs of aging
Bananas contain essential elements for the skin that are involved in maintaining skin elasticity, such as vitamins C and B6. The antioxidants, manganese and vitamins A, B, E contained in bananas act as real shields against damage caused by free radicals responsible for skin aging and prevent the appearance of wrinkles.
Making a banana-based facial mask will allow you to keep your skin youthful.
The nutrients in banana peel have health benefits for the skin. If you have acne-prone skin, this ritual will also allow you to purify and exfoliate your skin. Indeed, rich in anti-oxidants, banana helps eliminate impurities and dead skin.
Banana mask: on a face previously washed with soap and water with a neutral pH, apply with a brush a mixture composed of pieces of a crushed banana added to a teaspoon of our Oil Precious Radiance or Nutritive with banana. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
After the mask, you can prolong the anti-aging, restorative and anti-stain action of the yellow banana with the application of a Musalift day care which contains the precious active ingredients of yellow banana (the "Musactifs"). This creamy treatment is also enriched with argan oil, squalane and corn starch which will help to lift, plump and hydrate your skin. Its ultra-nourishing composition designed to fight pigmentation marks helps fight the visible signs of aging and reveals the natural radiance of your skin.
Apply to a cleansed face and massage with light upward movements to penetrate the treatment, from the base of the neck to the chin, then over the entire face. For even more effectiveness, use Musalift day cream after applying the Musalift serum.
• The skin of banana to whiten your teeth
Bananas also have effective lightening properties on tooth enamel. It is a natural, economical method that will also allow you to remineralize and strengthen your teeth. Banana peel contains salicylic acid which naturally fights pie and citric acid which is a powerful whitening agent, allowing you to maintain a beautiful smile naturally.
After your usual brushing, rub the inside of a banana peel against your teeth for a few minutes several times a week. The results will be visible after a week.
• As a shampoo or mask for fortified and silky hair
Whether your hair is long, short, straight, curly or frizzy, the use of bananas as a hair mask is highly recommended to hydrate, soothe, nourish and restore shine to hair. The banana will soften and grow your hair, protect its natural elasticity, and help prevent dandruff. You can make hair masks: these will allow you to fight against hair loss and repair dry and damaged hair.
Cut and put pieces of mashed banana into a bottle of regular shampoo or conditioner, then wash your hair as usual. You can also put the banana peel in a blender, add a little water and apply it as a hair mask for 30 minutes. Rinse and wash your hair as usual. They will be soft and silky!
There you go, now bananas hold no secrets for you!