Collagen is a substance that provides great benefits to the body and is present in the skin, bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage, providing resistance and elasticity, as well as being essential for muscles and organs.
Likewise, according to the Sanitas Group of Spain, It is the main substance that gives elasticity to the skin, preventing the appearance of wrinkles.
In fact, Dr. Lorea Bagazgoitia, in her book What science says about skin care, explains that from the age of 25 the body decreases the production of collagen, generating side effects on the skin, such as a decrease in brightness and natural hydration.
For this reason, the portal Webscape revealed some tricks to obtain collagen with banana and to do it you must blend a banana, two tablespoons of oatmeal and a tablespoon of honey. Then, when a homogeneous paste is obtained, it is applied to the face for 15 minutes and removed with warm or cold water.
The second recommendation is to rub the banana peel on the face and let it act for 10 minutes and then remove it with water.
Along the same lines, he indicated that collagen can also be obtained from banana leaves and to do so, three cups of water must be boiled with three banana leaves and when this cools, it is applied to the face as a tonic.
In any case, before applying the mixtures, the first thing to do is carry out an allergy test and additionally consult a health expert so that he or she can guide the process and indicate what is most appropriate for each person, since The skin is the largest organ of the body and the care of this is part of the routine of many people.
Other banana properties
Banana has minerals such as magnesium, potassium, folic acid and astringent substances. In addition, its rich fiber content helps prevent constipation and contributes to easy digestion.
In addition, the Spanish Nutrition Foundation pointed out that bananas contain insulin and other fructooligosaccharides that are not digestible by intestinal enzymes, that reach the final tract of the intestine and have beneficial effects on intestinal transit.
Additionally, it is a source of potassium that contributes to the normal functioning of muscles.
As for vitamins, bananas are a source of vitamin B6, which contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system. A banana covers 30% of the recommended intake of this vitamin for men aged 20 to 39 with moderate physical activity.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), bananas can help regulate blood pressure and control the activity of the heart, since those people who consume a large amount of potassium have up to 27 % lower risk of heart disease.
The organization also pointed out that bananas have different shapes and colors. In fact, there are more than 1,000 varieties of bananas and this fruit can help athletes improve their performance. In addition to their high potassium content, they quickly provide an energy boost and are a source of vitamins C and B6.
“Bananas are grown and harvested throughout the year and can be harvested eight to ten months after planting. They are more likely to bear fruit in warm weather. It is very efficient to grow bananas to meet human needs for a wide variety of nutrients. Bananas and potatoes produce nine important nutrients per hectare each year, more than cereals or any other food.