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There's A Lot Of Goodness In Food Parts We Often Throw Away

Date April 3, 2018 14:49

The old saying ‘We are what we eat’ is true in many respects. As food is consumed, the human body processes nutrients which eventually aid growth of body parts. Essentially, we are made of food.

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But don’t expect to see people sprouting apples anytime soon, or spaghetti growing from their ears. Non-processed foods are designed to be broken down during digestion. So there is no chance of them growing once digested.

Before you throw it away

A big part of what we call food gets thrown away because it is inedible. But some of these food parts are actually quite useful. The outside of banana peels can be used to shine leather. Just rub it on like polish and then buff the leather like normal.

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Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on anti-aging creams, try a potato skin instead. Catecholase is an enzyme which occurs naturally in potato skins. Placing potato skins on the eyes can greatly reduce bags.

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Stale bread may be far from palatable, but it can be used to clean grinders. Bread is very absorbent and can also eliminate leftover smell. In addition, it can be used as an eraser. Simple work a piece of bread against smudge marks and be amazed as they vanish.

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Old olive oil can be used to lubricate stuck zippers. It is also an excellent make-up remover. Potted house plants also look a lot healthier if given a good wiping with olive oil.

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Do you know any other useful things to do with these food parts?

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Get lighter skin with bananas

Bananas are very rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc, and vitamins A, B (folic acid), E, and F. These properties make them excellent for anti-aging treatment. And a simple banana face mask can be made at home.

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Simply mix gelatin with a half cup of water and let it boil. Then, mash a banana into the gelatin mixture. Add some honey and lemon juice. For a smoother texture, blend the mixture, then let it cool in a refrigerator.

Clean the face and apply the mixture. After a few minutes, peel off the mask. It refreshes the skin, reduces wrinkles, and also lightens the skin. The treatment can be repeated every two weeks.

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