Born in Malaysia, bananas have been an only fruit that has covered the entire world to suffice hunger and sharing various health benefits. Bananas comprises of nutrients like potassium, vitamin c, and B6, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals like iron and magnesium. It is a rich source of energy and fiber.
Bananas are easy to add on to daily regime. Bananas in fruit chat or banana shake or adding to the bowl of cereals and many other ways to make an interesting healthy food.
The saying “apple in a day, keeps a doctor away” has been outlawed when compared to bananas. This fruit is available all throughout the year and has more nutrient value than that of Apple.
Health Benefits of Bananas
1.Keeps cardiovascular diseases at bay:
Rich in potassium bananas aids in muscle contraction which stimulates healthy beating of the heart, easy digestion, and other muscular workouts. It is recommended before working out or any other muscular exercise a banana is a must. Thus, the healthy beating of the heart helps control the blood pressure and protects the heart from other cardiovascular diseases.
2.Enhances Immune System:
The presence of vitamin B6 supplies haemoglobin, maintains blood sugar level and produces antibodies. These characteristics help in making healthy blood, an increase in energy by generating sugar and the antibodies element help in fighting virus thus enhancing the immunity level.
3.Aids in Healthy Functioning of Kidneys:
Due to a high level of potassium and calcium, it overcomes or fills the spaces of calcium which is loss during urination. This allows the body to absorb more of bone-building mineral.
Bananas contain 10.6mg of amino acids tryptophan which is a source of protein. Tryptophan has qualities of serotonin which is a mild sedative, thus helping to soothe the nerves and to send calm sensations to the brains.
5.Increases Brain Power:
The power of potassium in bananas acts keeps the brain alert and active. Its other characteristics of mood enhancer, high level of energy supplier help in increasing the brain power.
6.Heals wart in foot:
Bananas peel is also of beneficial use. To heal wart, bandage a banana peel around the foot so the exterior of the banana peel is rubbed against the wart. Following this method for two days, the wart would say goodbye forever. The peel is also beneficial on mosquito bites and soothing ulcers.
7.Help in soothing pain
During menstruation period avoid the pills to soothe the pain and mood swings. Bananas properties of calmness, high energy help in an easy outlet of emotions during the cycle.
8.Helps soothing morning sickness
Due to its calming properties, pregnant women includes banana in their daily regime, as it helps to soothe the morning sickness. It further replenishes the body and restores the glucose level.
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