Wonderful Health Benefits of Eating Bananas Daily

Health Benefits of Bananas

Never put banana in the refrigerator as it may loose its quality!!!

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained, and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder why banana is considered the number one fruit by the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It also helps us overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a compulsory addition to our daily diet.

Health Benefits of Bananas:

  1. Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND journal amongst people suffering from depression, many felt better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood, and generally make you feel happier.
  2. PMS: Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains, regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
  3. Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
  4. Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
  5. Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brainpower. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
  6. Constipation: High in fiber, bananas can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
  7. Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. Banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
  8. Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect on the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
  9. Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
  10. Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
  11. Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
    Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found that pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concludes that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
  12. Ulcers: Banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
  13. Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
  14. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan. Try eating a banana to lift up your mood today!
  15. Smoking and Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium (K) and magnesium (Ma) found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
  16. Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain, and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
  17. Strokes: According to a research in “The New England Journal of Medicine, ‘eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
  18. Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
  19. Shine your face: Mix banana with honey and a bit of lemon juice, make paste, apply on your face (beware of skin allergy- so make a test doze first), keep for half an hour every day before sun-rise and wash out… and Your face will shine like fresh banana…

Banana really is a natural remedy for many ills! When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around, so maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A banana a day keeps the doctor away!”

Amazing fruit really the banana, bringing consolation to the whole humanity and rather inexpensive. So get going…

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