Benefits of Bananas

Banana is very common and so we have stopped giving it any importance. Bananas ranks fourth amongst the world’s food crops in terms of monetary value. Many people are aware that bananas are rich source of potassium. There are also so many other benefits of  bananas which most people are unaware of such as improved hearth and digestion, weight loss, maintaining blood pressure, etc.

Here, we will inform you about the various other health benefits of bananas.

  • A medium sized banana contains about 400mg potassium that maintains regular blood pressure and proper heart health. Potassium in banana also helps muscles in contracting and nerve cells in responding.
  • Bananas counteract calcium loss during urination and help in building strong bones by supplementing with a banana. As per the National Osteoporosis Foundation, potassium in bananas is good for bone health. Silicon present in bananas is also an important nutrient for bone structure.
  • Bananas contain vitamin B6 which helps in sleeping well as well as in preventing depression and peripheral neuropathy.
  • Potassium in bananas may also improve sexual health in men as well as prevent stroke in old age. In post-menopausal women, eating bananas can cut the risk of stroke by 12%.
  • Bananas contain several antioxidants and 1 medium sized banana contains about 105 calories almost exclusively of water & carbs. However, they have very little protein and contain almost no fat.
  • Bananas are also a rich source of magnesium that may help in preventing type 2 diabetes.
  • Bananas help in producing stress-relieving relaxation which results in improving mood and in reducing PMS symptoms.
  • Bananas are almost fat and cholesterol free. Bananas also contain a large amount of vitamin C which boosts your immune system and cell health as well as improves the absorption of other nutrients such as iron.
  • Bananas provide you instant energy to kick start your day and are very good for the stomach. There are also so many natural homemade remedies in India, which are used for treating an upset stomach by using bananas as a main ingredient.
  • Potassium in banana also helps in keeping the heart to beat regularly as well as help in reducing the effect of sodium on blood pressure. As per one research, having one banana daily can cut your risk of heart attack by one third.
  • Potassium intake is associated with a 20% decreased risk of dying from all causes. Potassium in banana also helps in maintaining the fluid levels in the body and regulates the movement of nutrients and waste products in and out of cells. As per one study, having two bananas daily can lower blood pressure by at least 10%.
  • Bananas also help in overcoming depression due to high levels of tryptophan which is converted into serotonin.
  • Eating bananas between meals can helps in reducing the cravings for snacks.
  • Eating two to three bananas before a workout can help in sustaining blood sugar. They also help in protecting against muscle cramps during workouts. Potassium also helps in recovering muscles after workout strengthening their development and allowing you to workout more.
  • Bananas help with muscle contraction and relaxation as well as protein synthesis, which increases lean muscle mass.
  • Bananas contain fiber that takes care of digestive health and promotes weight loss. Bananas also helps in preventing brain conditions like epilepsy and Parkinson disease due to the presence of manganese.
  • Bananas are a rich source of prebiotics, non-digestible carbohydrates that act as food for good gut bacteria and improve digestion.
  • The potassium in bananas also keeps the oxygen levels in the brain cells normalized.
  • Potassium intake has also shown to improve bone density in old women. As per one study, potassium consumption helps in prevention of age-related bone loss.
  • Bananas increases bloat fighting bacteria in the stomach. As per one study, women eating a banana twice daily as a pre-meal snack for 2 months reduced their belly-bloat by 50%.

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