Bananas! They are fruits required by every system for proper functioning. Rich in vitamins and good for the health. And oh! Soft and tasty too. You can never go wrong with it’s consumption, no matter the quantity taken. Bananas happen to be one of those fruits we are advised against putting in a fridge so that it’s nutritious value doesn’t depreciate. So never put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
Sugars… this post is definitely going to be such an interesting and a highly beneficial one. And I can bet my entire bank account that after reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.
Interesting Facts to Note:
1. Each banana contains three Natural Sugars, which are-:
- Fructose and
- Glucose combined with fiber.
No wonder it gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy just immediately after being consumed.
2. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.
3. Bananas can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Health Benefits of Consuming Bananas.
1. Reduces Depression.
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. Tackles PMS.
Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blo*d glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
3. Helps in Handling Cases of Anemia.
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blo*d and so helps in cases of anemia.
4. Beats Down Blo*d Pressure.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blo*d pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blo*d pressure and stroke.
5. Boosts the Brain Power.
Certain students of Twickenham (Middlesex) school at England were helped through their exams some years back by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
6. Cures Constipation.
High in fiber. Including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
7. Cures Hangover.
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blo*d sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
8. Soothes Heartburn.
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
9. Prevents Morning Sickness.
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blo*d sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
10. Aids in Treating 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. Good for the Nerves.
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
12. Prevents and Cures Ulcers.
The 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 irr*tation by coating the lining of the stomach.
13. Temperature Control.
Many cultures see banana 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.
Nutritional Components of a Banana Fruit.
- Vitamin A.
- Vitamin B6.
- Natural Antacid.
- Other Vitamins and
So when compared to an apple, it has Twice the carbohydrate, Thrice the phosphorus, Four Times the protein, Five Times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.
A banana truly is a natural remedy for many ills and also 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!”.
PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! They would always leap for joy once a banana is spotted.
Smart Hack: Want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin and rub directly on the shoe. Then polish with a dry cloth. Oh! Yes… The trick works perfectly! Such an Amazing fruit!!!
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