Not only are bananas really good for you, they're really good for the soil and your plants!
Not only are they one of the best sources of instant and sustained energy, bananas can also help over come or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions. They help regulate high blood pressure, naturally energize the brain, they're a great colon cleanser, help take the edge off periods of depression, help curb heartburn, morning sickness and sometimes good for hangovers, and believe it or not, have been a help for some smokers to kick their smoking habit.
So,when you're finished eating your banana, don't throw out the peel!
You see, the banana benefits just keep going as banana peels are good for your soil and for your plants! By adding banana peels back to the soil, they break down, add organic matter back to the soil, and also add nutrients such as potash and phosphorus. Simply cut up your peels in thin slices and toss them in the garden, or in the landscape mulch, or if you want, actually chop them into the soil. And if you have houseplants, take the peels and slide them down between the soil and the side of the pot.
That way you add organic matter to your houseplants soil, and give them a light boost of banana peel nutrients. As they break down, banana peels don't smell, and don't attract bugs, so they're safe to use with your plants indoors. So, when someone says an apple a day keeps the doctor away, remind them that a banana a day has about 4 times the effect -both for you and for your plants!