Bananas, dry out pimples, reduce PMS, mood swings & brown spots on the skin even prevent against cancer!!

Bananas, learn why bananas with outside blemishes are very good for you from Cassandra Austin of Casstronomy

Bananas contain tryptophan, serotonin and norepinephrine, which help alleviate depression. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, the B vitamins found help to calm and soothe the nervous system. B6 also alleviates the symptoms of irritability and sleeplessness.

Recent studies have shown the skin of bananas and  flesh directly under have extremely high antioxidant activity and help prevent against cancer. High in potassium which give many other benefits, these include:

Stomach Ulcers They contain a compound called as protease inhibitor which protects the stomach from unfriendly bacteria which cause stomach or gastrointestinal disturbances and have an antacid effect.

Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels  responsible by vitamin B6, great after a good workout as the simple sugars assist in speedy work.

Menstrual Cramps due to the high potassium content.

PMS due to high B6 content.

Bone health again from high potassium levels.

Intestinal Health short chain fatty acids improve the nutrient absorption as they are essentially needed by the cells lining the intestinal tract to stay healthy.

Kidney Stones Bananas reduce the risk.

Weight loss

Fluid Retention from potassium levels.

Reduce sweet cravings by stabilizing blood sugar quickly when hungry and eliminating the desire for processed sugar  snack attack.

In cases of extreme weight loss it can assist in establishing as its such a nutrient rich food.


Dry out Pimples  by rubbing the inside of the peel on the affected spot.

As a hair moisturizing mask mash banana, mix with olive oil, leave for 30 minutes, rinse and wash as normal.

As a hand mask mash in mix with cream, pop some gloves on then wash off, smells good too.

Skin Irritations can also be helped by rubbing the peel on the skin it can assist psoriasis, eczema in some and even mosquito bites.


Freeze them and cook with them the darker and squish-ier the better for cooking.

Modern up the Classic old banana split with some golden milk icecream, toasted almonds, chai seeds and caramelised  honey.

Sticky banana & date pudding with maple syrup and creamed ricotta.

Tempura bananas with toasted seeds, coconut and lime dipping sauce.

Muffins with Banana, cream cheese, cooked pear barley and cacao nibs.

“So remember the Banana is beneficial not boring, just don’t go bananas” 



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Cassandra Austin

Kitchen Coaching, Nutrition and Selfcare

A Corporate Chef with extra qualifications in< Diet and Nutrition, Food and Wellness, Food Psychology, Kitchen Medicine Vocational education trainer in Commercial Cookery, Dip Hospitality Management  & Business



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