Banana Health Benefits

Why Do Everyone Want To Know About Banana Health Benefits

Banana Health Benefits
Banana Health Benefits

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The sweet taste with a fine texture and also uncountable banana health benefits make it popular among all other best fruits. It’s true that glowing yellow color of bananas makes children more attractive to eat this delicious fruit. It is very soft and easily chewable fruit that’s why children love eating bananas. You can also use banana’s skin for a quick shine on leather shoes and handbags.

Banana comes in different sizes such as small, 6-7 inches long, weighs 3 1/2 ounces, medium, 7-8 inches, and weighs 4 ounces, large, 8 – 9 inches, and weighs 4 3/4 ounces.

Banana can be served in the morning as a complement to the breakfast. Just peel it off and you will enjoy a great fruit that is full of vitamins and minerals. There is no need to concern with washing it as it comes in a natural yellow jacket. You can get bananas throughout the year, fresh ones are most likely found at your local supermarket.

Banana Nutrition Facts

Before we discuss banana health benefits, we must know a couple of following nutrition facts.

Serving Size 1 medium (126 g)

Calories 110
Carbohydrates 28.4 gm
Dietary Fiber 4.7 gm
Sugar 20.5 gm
Protein 1.6 g
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 17%
Iron 1%

Nutritional Banana Health Benefits

Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Bananas contain vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and copper among others. These are great nutrients that the body can benefit from. High potassium translates into a better heart condition, this mineral helps regulate the blood pressure and heart function. The minerals and vitamins contained in the banana help with the energy levels in the body and maintain a high value of carbohydrates. Although bananas are sweet they contain a low glycemic index, this means that the sugar in the banana does not impact the body in a harmful way.

  • Free from cholesterol: Banana is a healthy snack for those having high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • Rich in fiber: High in fiber, which is vital in reducing cholesterol and make you fuller for a longer period. The fiber content helps with the digestion and also regulates the speed of the overall digestion time.
  • High in Potassium: It is packed with high energy that is necessary for pregnant women in the third trimester
  • Low in Sodium: Lower sodium means to reduce chances of being caught by high blood pressure. Better to have one banana rather than taking one pack of crisp as a snack.

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Uncountable Banana Health Benefits

Have a look at following surprising banana health benefits.

  • It contains potassium that is necessary during the third trimester. It boosts energy and helps to a blood clot.
  • It builds strong and healthy bones by acting as a shield for calcium loss.
  • It is the best choice for diabetic patients.
  • Helps to weight loss because it is having fair enough amount of fiber that keeps you fuller for a longer time and also keeps your bowel healthy.
  • It reduces blood pressure and stroke because having less amount of salt.
  • It helps in getting rid of constipation by healthy digestion.
  • It prevents kidney cancer.
  • It provides free radical and protection from chronic disease because of antioxidants
  • It builds strong immune system because of cytosine compound.
  • It reduces stress and makes your mood good because of tryptophan chemical that releases into the blood.
  • It is useful for eye health because of Vitamin A.

Banana Health Benefits for Babies

People love to eat a banana because it is easy to carry and is served without much effort. Banana skin can quickly remove, which make this fruit unique from others fruits. Banana is used in different recipes such as morning breakfast it is usually used in skimmed milk. It can be sliced with peanut butter as a snack. Banana is a safe food for babies because there is not a risk of swallowing any seeds. The mashed texture of banana is given as a first food to an infant.

Banana for Gym Lovers 

Those people who like to go gym should eat bananas because:

  • Banana can increase workout performance if it is eaten before training because it contains carbohydrates that are essential to provide energy to muscles.
  • It maintains blood sugar level.
  • Chances of cramps get reduced.

Optional: Banana can be eaten as snacked especially with peanut butter, porridge, and oats, dip in chocolates.

If we sum up all the information we can conclude that these numerous banana health benefits help you to fight against certain diseases and ultimately give you a healthy lifestyle.

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shumriaz shahid

I am certified Nutrition for Sports and Exercise, Pre- & Post-natal Nutrition, Childhood Nutrition from UK. I am also advanced personal trainer ( Level 4).

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