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Bananas: Great for Hair and the Skin

Bananas: Great for Hair and the Skin

The following is a magic mix for one having dry, frizzy, or damaged hair. Simply mash half a ripe banana and half a ripe avocado in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and three drops of lemon oil.

Mix everything together and work the mixture into one’s dry hair. Cover one’s hair with a shower cap, wait 60 minutes or so, and shampoo as usual. For badly damaged hair, repeat this treatment up to three times a week until the bounce and shine return.

As for one with dull skin, here’s a facial one will go bananas for: Puree one banana and one avocado in a blender. Apply the mixture to one’s skin and leave it on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat dry. If one has dry skin, follow up with a moisturizer.

Now, for those who need an even simpler skin treatment, just mash a banana and add 1 tablespoon of honey. Cover one’s face with the mixture, let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Now, for those who have plantar warts, one can remove a painful, plantar wart with banana peels. At bedtime, tape a piece of banana peel, inner side down, over the wart. Cover the peel with a bandage or a tight sock and leave it on overnight. Repeat the process each night until the wart is gone. It shouldn’t take more than two or three treatments.

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Now, this has nothing to do with eliminating warts, helping damaged hair or dealing with dull skin, it’s just a delicious shake made with an overripe banana. Of course, the potassium in this fruit can keep the muscles humming. One will need a very ripe banana, 1 cup of plain yogurt, ½ cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of wheat germ, and a dash of ground cinnamon. In a blender, combine the banana, yogurt, milk, vanilla, honey, and wheat germ. Blend on high, until creamy and smooth. Pour into a tall glass and dust with the cinnamon. This recipe yields one serving.

Here’s one more recipe involving a banana for those who are always on the go and sometimes skips breakfast. The recipe is referred to as a tropical banana breakfast. One will need 1 cup of frozen tropical fruit chunks, 1 cup of orange juice, and 1 medium banana. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth, pulsing, if necessary. This recipe yields one serving.

Take this daily and you will never regret doing so… Yummy!


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