Health Benefits of Bananas

Apart from clearly being Minion’s favorite food, bananas have loads of other specialty. Bananas have a whole lot of healthy nutrient which are very important for our survival. They are literally nature’s comfort food, because you can make various types of recipes with it. But if you don’t have time for breakfast, you can just grab a banana to fill your appetite.

Apart from being a healthy snack, bananas helps us to maintain our skin and weight loss issues as well. Let’s get check the goodness of bananas…

Rich in Nutrients: It is a well-known fact for most of us, that these are a rich source of potassium. But apart from that, bananas have other nutrients to improve our health.

One medium size banana contains –

  • Potassium: 422.4 mg
  • Calories: 105 g
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Fibre: 3.1 g
  • Net Carbs: 24 g
  • Vitamin B6: 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C: 10.3 mg

As you can see, each banana only contains 105 calories and almost no fat, with rich nutrients. So, if you look for a healthy breakfast, banana will become your perfect companion.

Helps to control Blood Sugar Level: Bananas are high in resistant starch and pectin, because of which our body has this structural form. Both of these manage blood sugar level and help to reduce appetite. Having enough bananas would not spike blood sugar level on healthy individual but diabetes patients should not eat lots of ripped bananas.

Helps with Weight Loss: As you can see bananas are very low in calories and with their high fibre level makes them a perfect weight loss companion. Fibre helps to fill our stomach for longer, so if you take two bananas at the start of your day you can totally stay full till lunch time.

Heart Health Support: Researches have showed that fibre rich foods are helpful in heart health. The right intake of bananas daily can reduce your blood pressure level as well as decrease any cardiovascular or coronary heart disease.

Fights Anaemia: Because bananas are also high in iron, they are good for the anaemia patients. Anaemia is a disease when the number of red blood cells decreases, which leads to paleness, shortness of breath and fatigue.

Hangover Cure: This one is probably the most helpful for those who love to go out. This is a great option if you over-drink the previous night. Just add some bananas with milk and ice then make into shake and your hangover cure is ready.

Reduce Stress: Bananas are a good source of amino acid tryptophan, which then transform into serotonin. This helps to improve your mood and regulate your sleep pattern. This is another reason why bananas makes such a great snack when you are feeling stressed out.

A Cancer Fighter: According to a recent Japanese animal research, fully ripped bananas with spots on them helps to increase white blood cells. The reason behind is the presence of cytokine in them. The more white blood cell count is there the more immunity you will have against cancer.

So, for the people who used to hate bananas, now you have 7 reasons to love them. But remember to not overdue it. Eating more bananas then you should, can be bad for you. Here’s why…

  1. Even though, a medium size banana only contains 105 calories but if you start to only eat them instead of any other foods you will gain weight.
  2. Because potassium is very rich in bananas the overdose of this nutrient can cause hyperkalaemia. You will start to feel nauseated, irregular heartbeat and uneven pulse rate.
  3. Tooth decay is another symptom of over intake of bananas. If you are not following proper tooth hygiene then the starch present in bananas will cause tooth decay for you.

These yellow pieces of goodness are like the perfect health supporters for us. But you cannot consume too much of anything even if it’s good.

 

Author Bio – Moumita Mallick is one of those girls who loves sports, doing workouts and travelling places. Photography is also one of her passion, alongside her website, Daily Life Dose.

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