Bananas are a great aid for your beauty – both inside and outside. They are terrific sources of potassium, which is important for decreasing the risk of stroke and for lowering blood pressure. One banana contains 467 mg of potassium and only 1 mg of sodium. Eating one banana a day can help prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis, the build-up of deadly waxy plaque inside your blood vessels.
If you’re looking for an easy way to help with your weight loss, know that foods with lots of fiber – like bananas – can help. Bananas are also low in fats and low in calories and have a lot of water content so they fill you up and keep you feeling satisfied longer, and they have a high water content to help you feel fuller faster.
Bananas are also great for your outside natural beauty. They’ve got lots of vitamins and natural oils that moisturize and repair damaged hair. You can smush a banana right into your hand and rub it all around your hair. For extra power to get those locks looking luscious, you can add both mayonnaise and a little olive oil, or dribble in a little honey (liquefied in a double boiler) and mix it all up for a terrific hair mask.
Liquefy the banana in the blender with the mayo and olive oil. If you’re hungry, stop here and eat it and then do it all again! If you’re want to deep condition your hair, put the mixture on your hair and let it sit for about 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. Bananas can be troublesome to get out of your hair and you don’t want to be picking banana bits out, so rinse it more than once to get all of the mixture out. Shampoo and then rinse again using a detangling conditioner if necessary.
Your hair will be moist, shiny, and looking great – especially if you have brittle, dry hair that needs revitalizing. Your hair’s your crowning glory and when it looks bouncy and alive, you’ll feel naturally healthier and more naturally beautiful (without having to use any detergents or harsh chemicals — just natural beauty right out of your frig!)