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Monday, 16 November 2015

Benefits Of Eating Food In Banana Leaf

Benefits Of Eating Food In Banana Leaf

Benefits Of Eating Food On Banana Leaves

Eating food in banana leaves is very healthy because when hot food is served in banana leaves, the various nutrients mix with the food.
-The chlorophyll in the leaves prevents intestinal ulcer and skin disease.
- It cleanses the blood.
-It stimulates appetite and helps digest food.
-Eating food on a banana leaf can benefit your skin health.
-It soothes the mucous lining in the stomach and cure ulcer.
-It is a good remedy for kidney stones and other bladder related diseases.
-It boosts Immune system.

Why Eat Food On A Banana Leaf?

1. Imparts Great Flavor

Banana leaves have a waxy coating on them which has a subtle but distinct flavor. When hot food is placed on the leaves, the wax melts and lends its flavor to the food, making it taste better. Steaming or cooking food in banana leaf also adds a sweet flavor and imparts astringency to the food.

2. Environment Friendly

People use plastic and Styrofoam plates as disposable plates which cause great harm to our environment and the animals. Banana leaves are eco-friendly and can be eaten by other herbivorous animals.

3. Clean And Hygienic

Banana leaves do not require a lot of cleaning - they just need to be rinsed with a little water and they are ready to use. If you are eating at a place where the hygiene standards are questionable, you are much better off eating from a banana leaf than from a plate that has not been cleaned properly.

4. Chemical-free

Even with a dishwasher, if you are using chemical soaps and detergents which are environmentally damaging, they can affect you too. These traces of toxic chemicals may still remain on your plate and cause havoc. Banana leaves carry no such harm.

5. Waterproof

Because of their waxy coating, banana leaves can be used to serve gravy, curries and slightly soupy preparations without turning soggy. They are also a great alternative to aluminum foil and can be used to pack lunches for picnics

Other Benefits Of Banana Leaves

Apart from using it as an eco-friendly plate to eat your meals, it can be used to treat various other ailments.
1. Use juice of a fresh banana leaf to treat minor skin wounds and other skin disorders such as dandruff, eczema, and sunburn.
2. Soak banana leaves in cold water and apply it on the sunburnt area.
3. Banana leaves have medicinal properties that can relieve poisonous insect bites, bee stings, spider bites, rashes, skin irritation.

Source: CureJoy