Most of you would have heard about South Indians prefer eating on banana leaves. Since banana leaves itself good for health, it could not be easily digested. So, it is better to eat on the banana leaves instead of plates. Banana tree, on the whole, would be useful for medicinal related things. It might the fruit, leaves, and flower, whatever it is! They would bring forth good health for your body. However, eating on the banana leaves are considered to be the traditional way in South India. Few of you could know that they might use to eat on banana leaves on special occasions. But some might not know the real benefits of banana leaves.
Benefits of banana leaves:
Healthy: Banana leaves are loaded with plant-based compounds called polyphenols, they are nothing but the micronutrients. Polyphenols are natural the antioxidants that fight against the free radicals and prevent diseases. While the food is served on the banana leaves, it absorbs the polyphenols from the leaves, in turn, you are instilled with nutrition. It is also believed that the leaf has anti-bacterial properties that kill all the germs in the food. So, it might reduce the chance of falling sick. It is also advisable for women who suffer from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or fibroid could take food on the banana leaves and it would help to reduce the risk of the childless situation.
Hygienic: You could unquestionably use the banana leaves for eating foods. It need not be washed well before use, you could just rinse it off before use. It is better to eat on banana leaves than on the plates that are not washed clearly.
Eco-Friendly: Most of the people use plastic and Styrofoam plates for easy disposable. But it takes a lot of years to decompose in the soil. Yet when it comes to banana leaves, it is highly and easily decomposable one. So, it is the best choice for you to eat on banana leaves and you could dispose of it easily.
Chemical-free: You people might know that plates are washed with soaps and water. So the chemicals might still remain on the plates and contaminates your food. And some might not wash the plates very well and you could also find the unclean parts often in the hotels. But the banana leaves are need not be washed with soaps yet they could be just rinsed off with water. It is always chemical-free and is good for your body.
Prefer eating on banana leaves and lead a green healthy life!