Health Benefits Of Bananas

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Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits. It is a storehouse of many important nutrients. When consumed daily, it can help you stay away from morning sickness, depression, diabetes, osteoporosis, and many other diseases. Along with the inner flesh, the peel of this yellow curvy fruit is also quite nutritious and useful. This article will explain you why you must eat bananas every day.

It can help you control your blood pressure

This yellow fruit is a rich source of potassium, a vasodilator. Including bananas in your breakfast can therefore, help you keep your blood pressure in check. An average human being requires approximately 4,700 milligrams of potassium daily and surprisingly a 6-inch long banana can provide you around 360 milligrams, much more than what you can get from other sources. If you have been suffering from high blood pressure, you must start eating bananas every day.

Bananas can help you fight against depression

They are a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid, which, when released to the bloodstream, gets converted to serotonin, the ‘feel good’ hormone. Serotonin is a mood-elevating hormone. It will improve your overall mood, reduce your stress levels, and will help you feel optimistic. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid. This means, you have to supply it through food, as your body can’t produce it on its own. Eating bananas could, therefore, be the easiest way to beat your stress. This yellow fruit also has vitamin B6 and magnesium; two important ingredients that relax your muscles and regulate your sleep.

Banana peels are effective for treating skin problems

If you are suffering from psoriasis, warts, and acne, bananas can help! Rub a fresh peel of the banana on the affected area, leave it for 30 minutes, and rinse it off. Do this during the night in order to avoid exposure to sunlight. Do a patch test before applying to the whole face. Repeat the process for a few weeks to notice the difference.

Bananas are good for digestion

This curvy fruit is a great source of dietary fibre and therefore, it can help you deal with various digestion-related issues such as constipation. Fibre helps the food move through the digestive track smoothly. Lack of fibre can cause constipation, which, in turn can lead to various other issues such as acidity, heartburn, etc. According to health experts, most of us do not get sufficient dietary fibre and therefore, we are more prone to stomach-related issues. Bananas are natural laxatives. If you eat them daily, you will never have to reach out for antacids.

They are good for diabetic patients

Recent studies have indicated that high-fibre diets can lower the blood sugar levels of type 1 diabetes patients, whereas type 2 diabetes patients may experience improved blood sugar and insulin levels. What could be a better source of fibre other than bananas? One medium sized banana has approximately 3 grams of fibre, which is around 10% of your daily needs. Therefore, if you are diabetic, bananas can help you.   

They can help you cut down your calorie intake

Bananas are rich in fibre. This is the reason why they can make you feel fuller for long, which in turn can help you cut down your calorie intake. If you eat a banana before lunch, you are more likely to eat lesser than you usually do. Further, they taste sweet and therefore, they can help you satisfy your sweet tooth.

Here are some more reasons why this yellow fruit should be a part of your breakfast every day:

 

  • It has a small but significant amount of vitamin A, an essential nutrient for eyes.
  • Most of us don’t know that bananas are a good source of iron as well. They are extremely beneficial for children, women, and people who are suffering from anaemia.
  • They are nature’s energy bar. If you are feeling low on energy, bananas can help.
  • Some studies have concluded that this yellow curvy fruit may minimise your chances of suffering from cancer.
  • Bananas are good for curing hangover and morning sickness.

 

So, there you have many good reasons to pick up a bunch of banana whenever you go out for shopping. Share this information with others and help them stay healthy too!

 

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3 Comments

  • Jennifer D.

    Reply Reply March 1, 2016

    Wow! Bananas are the wonder fruit! My mother used to eat bananas when she dieted but I bet she didn’t know all the benefits she was getting.

  • Kim Rawks

    Reply Reply March 2, 2016

    LOVE bananas! Slicing them into cereal has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid.

  • Maddie

    Reply Reply March 14, 2016

    I love bananas, and this just makes me love them more! However, I don’t eat them as much as I should, so now I’ll be making n effort to eat them more often for sure. Thanks!

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