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Interesting Facts About Bananas

Banana an amazing fruit

Bananas are one of the most amazing fruits. Due to its elegant look and flavor, many people use it as desserts. Many people are unaware of the benefits of eating bananas. This article will uncover some of the amazing facts about bananas.

Energy:

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two bananas can give you enough energy for a rigorous 90-minute workout

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose, and glucose in addition to fiber. So bananas give us an instant, sustained and substantial energy boost. The level of serotonin and dopamine found in banana improves antioxidant capacity in the body. Helps with oxidative stress and improve overall performance.

Research shows that just two bananas can give you enough energy for a rigorous 90-minute workout. Banana can also help prevent, control and overcome a number of conditions and illnesses. It is also recommended that we add bananas to our daily diet.

Depression:

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regulates mood, happiness, and anxiety.

A survey revealed that people suffering from depression feel much better after taking bananas. This is because banana contains a type of protein called tryptophan which the body converts into serotonin. Which regulates mood, happiness, and anxiety. Eating bananas can make you happier.

Constipation:

Banana is high in fiber and it contains a substantial amount of nonadjustable fibers like cellulose, hemicellulose, and alpha-glucans. These fiber contents help restore normal bowel action. And also, help with constipation and diarrhea without resorting to laxatives. Eating bananas improve nutrient absorption in our body due to the rich amount of probiotics in bananas.

Blood Pressure:

Banana contains extremely high levels of potassium which reduce blood pressure. Because it contains a high level of potassium it lessens aortic stiffness and vascular calcification. So, bananas have the ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Hangovers:

A simple milkshake with banana is one of the quickest ways to cure a hangover. Banana soothe the stomach, honey builds depleted blood sugar level and the milk rehydrates the body.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Alleviates cramps and reduces menstrual bleeding.

Banana contains vitamin B6 which regulates blood glucose level, which can affect your mood.

Most women, experience stomach cramps and excessive bleeding during menstruation. A cooked banana flower with a cup of yogurt or curd is an effective way of treating it. With the help of a banana flower, the progesterone levels increase in the body and reduce the bleeding.

Heartburn:

Those suffering from heartburn and acid reflux, try eating a banana after a meal for soothing relief. Bananas have natural antacid effect in the body, a recent study confirms that banana extra helps heal drug-induced ulcers better than omeprazole.

Anemia:

Consider including bananas in your diet if you are suffering from anemia. Because bananas are a rich source of iron which stimulates the production of hemoglobin in the blood. Also, the vitamin C found in bananas increase the absorption of iron.

Brain Power: Banana helps increase your focus and mental acuity

Eating bananas at breakfast, snack and lunch is a bid to boost your concentration and keep your focus. Research shows that banana which is packed with potassium assist learning by making you more alert. Moreover, the vitamin B6 found in bananas help increase your focus and mental sharpness whenever you felt absent-minded or mentally dull.

Morning Sickness:

Eating banana helps reduce nausea that most women faced during pregnancy. The potassium found in banana help reduce the severity of swelling during pregnancy. Also, snacking on banana helps control blood sugar level and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito Bites:

Most people find banana skin amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation after rubbing it at the affected area. Banana skins moisturize and neutralize some of the itchings.

Metabolism:

Bananas contain resistant starch that help boosts your metabolism. According to a review published in the Nutrition Bulletin resistant starch control blood sugar, suppress appetite and lead to efficient fat oxidation. In fact, resistant starch can boost fat burn up to 30% when 5% of the daily carbohydrate intake is replaced with resistant starch. Because bananas contain a high amount of potassium which helps the body to regulate the absorption of nutrient into the cells. And it increases metabolism as well.  

Immune System:

Eating foods reach in nutrient is essential to have a functional immune system that fights disease. Banana contains 2% of the recommended nutrients effective immune system, which include iron, zinc, vitamin A, selenium, and protein. For an immune response, banana has other nutrients that can help. Banana contains vitamin B-6, which helps in the production of antibodies and cytokines for the immune system. Banana also contains copper which is an antioxidant that protects cells from damage and metabolizes iron. To strengthen your armor against infectious diseases increase your average intake of banana.

Ulcers:

Bananas contain vitamins B6 and C, fiber and folate. It also contains enzymes that help suppresses the growth of bacteria that cause ulcers. Moreover, it is a natural antacid which reduces the chance of developing ulcers. Leucocyanidin found in bananas increase the mucous membrane thickness in the stomach, that is coating the lining of the stomach, protecting the stomach from potential damage caused by ulcers.

Weight Loss:

There are no sure studies that examine the effect of bananas on weight. But bananas are a source of weight loss regimens. We can get about 10% of daily fiber intake requirement from bananas. Vitamin B6 found in bananas help protect against type II diabetes and aids in the metabolism of fat. There is nothing wrong with including bananas in your diet when trying to lose weight.

Kidney Disorder:

Bananas contain potassium that regulates the body’s water balance and gives support to urination. This helps to release toxins from your body. In addition, bananas contain high levels of antioxidants that stimulate proper kidney function.

Vision:

Research shows that banana consumption help improves vision because it contains vitamin A, carotenoids and minerals that boost eyes health. These properties protect the eyes, maintain normal vision, improve night vision and preserve the membranes surrounding the eyes.

Antiaging: Banana reduces wrinkles

Banana contains vitamin C which helps boost the production of healthy collagen that causes firmer skin. It contains a large quantity of antioxidants and manganese which protect the body from oxygen free radicals that leads to premature aging of the skin. And the vitamin A found in the banana helps restores lost moisture and repairs damaged, dull and dry skin.

If you want to combat the dark circles around your eyes and give an antiaging effect to your face, mash the banana till it becomes smooth and apply it to your face and leave it for at least 20 minutes. Then, rinse it with warm water.

Banana peel has amazing properties 

Banana peels antibiotic and antifungal properties. It has been used to treat poison ivy, warts and whiten teeth. Before you dispose of that banana peel know that you might be losing its great benefits.

Bananas have astringent qualities

According to studies, the sap found in banana has astringent qualities that are used in treating a wide range of medical conditions including digestive disorders, leprosy, hysteria, fever, epilepsy, dysentery, hemorrhoids, hemorrhage and insect bites.

Help reduce cholesterol effect

Studies show that the dietary fiber component found in banana pulp lower the absorption of cholesterol and sugar in the bloodstream and reduce bad cholesterol. Consider adding bananas to your breakfast.

Protects against neurodegenerative diseases ( Alzheimer )

Researchers found out that phenolic phytochemicals of the fruit prevented neurotoxicity on the cells. This shows that adding a fresh banana to our daily diet reduce the risk of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer and protect neuron cells against oxidative stress-induced neurotoxicity.

Bananas have anti-inflammatory properties

Bananas are a rich source of magnesium which is a power anti-inflammatory mineral. The phytochemicals found in bananas may help fight inflammation and prevent cancer.

Temperature Control:

Bananas have the ability to cool both the physical and emotional temperature of an expectant mother. For instance, pregnant women in Thailand eat bananas to ensure that their child is born with a refreshing temperature.

Conclusion:

Bananas are a great source of nutritional value and it has a natural remedy for many illnesses.

Clemence Ayekple

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