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Benefits of Bananas

Rich in nutrients, good to taste, ready-to-eat, beneficial for your digestion and great to satiate your appetite, bananas are indeed the ultimate health fruit.

Here, let’s take a closer look into the nutrients that make bananas so healthy and learn more about its specific health benefits.

Key Nutrients

So, what do bananas offer? Well, to begin with, bananas are a rich source of some of the most important nutrients crucial for good health, including:

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B (in forms of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic acid)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium

Research reveals some of the most important facts about the healing and nutritive properties of bananas. For instance, one banana a day can actually fulfill up to 12 percent of your requirement of potassium and 17 percent of the total vitamin C requirement. Similarly, a single banana offers you at least 22 percentof the amount of vitamin B 6 your body needs for the whole day. The 3-gram content of fiber present in the fruit also adds to its goodness since fiber helps in reducing your cholesterol levels and preventing constipation, apart from satiating your appetite.

Adding on, bananas are also said to be carrying the amino acid, tryptophan, which further helps in production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that regulates your moods.

In the section that follows, we list some of the most important and specific benefits of this amazing fruit.

The Top 5 Banana Benefits

Read on to know about the top 5 benefits of including at least one banana a day into your regular diet.

1) Works as an energy booster

Experts say that having two bananas can give you enough stamina to exercise for an hour and half. The high amount of vitamins and minerals makes bananas an important and effective energy booster.

2) Regulates blood pressure

The high levels of both, potassium as well as magnesium helps in controlling your blood pressure levels. In fact, research shows that increasing the levels of potassium in your diet actually works better than restricting your salt intake.

3) Boosts your immune system

The high content of vitamin B6 makes bananas an excellent food for your immune system. Apart form keeping your immune system in its best form, the vitamin B6 is also effective in warding off the onset of heart disease in the longer term.

4) Ensures good bowel health

Bananas carry a high content of fiber which makes it highly effective natural way of of preventing constipation. In fact, bananas are known to be much safer and more effective than laxatives or other chemical substances used for that purpose.

5) Ideal for weight loss

High in vitamins and minerals and low in carbohydrates and fat content, bananas are an ideal fruit for those aiming at weight loss. With 4 to 6 ounces of bananas containing only 140 calories, 36 grams of carbohydrates and almost no fat content, it satiates your appetite, at the same helping you lose weight.

Other Benefits

  • Helps you to quit smoking by calming the withdrawal stress your body and mind go through using powerful combinations of vitamins and minerals like A1, C, B6, B12, potassium and magnesium
  • Banana peels reduce the irritation and itching associated with mosquito bites
  • Reduces the pain and discomfort you get from ulcers and acidity
  • Helps ease menstrual discomfort
  • Helps ease pain from minor burns
  • Strengthens bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduces risk of kidney stones
  • Promotes better eye sight
  • Helps ease depression, owing to the ingredient tryptophan and serotonin, both mood lifting chemicals

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BeWellBuzz provides important scientifically researched natural health and personal development information. Created by Larry Oz, a natural health & personal development advocate who seeks to awaken people to their highest levels of personal truth. He and his wife Oksana work hard to inspire you to elevate your spirit, do more, live better, and think deeper one day at a time. Check out their website at http://www.BeWellBuzz.com and their magazine in the Apple Newsstand located here:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/be-well-buzz-magazine/id577503787?ls=1&mt=8

References

http://www.livestrong.com/article/494209-nutritional-benefits-of-bananas/

http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/natural-foods/natural-weight-loss-food-bananas-ga.htm

http://www.lifescript.com/food/articles/0/14_banana_health_benefits_you_might_not_know_about.aspx

http://adrienne2.hubpages.com/hub/Health-Benefits-of-Eating-Bananas

http://healthmad.com/nutrition/10-health-benefits-of-bananas/

http://www.symptomfind.com/nutrition-supplements/banana-health-benefits/

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5 Responses to “Benefits of Bananas from our friends at BeWellBuzz.com”

  1. Barry says:

    Well, that’s just great news – because I LOVE bananas and I eat them almost every day!

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  2. Deborah says:

    Hi – yes, bananas are all of those things. BUT at this time, virtually all of them at the markets are being sprayed with a poison before they are shipped to slow the ripening process and stop the bruising that bananas are so famous for. The problem with this spray is that it is being mixed and applied by small farmers who are from 3rd world countries and don’t read very much – as in reading spraying directions. This spray has been confirmed to cause cancer 100% especially when not mixed properly and there is no way around it because the toxin penetrates the skins. So beware of all of the perfect looking bananas with no bruising and too green tops!

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  3. David says:

    I just Love Bananas,
    And NEVER eat a banana while the skin is either green or plain yellow.
    Eat bananas when the skin is exibiting dark brown spotting and discolouration. This is when the tryptophan (a dietary enzhyme) is most active, making all those wonderful nutrients and fibres most bio-available. Eating unripe bananas actually stresses the dietary system.

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  4. Great article. Keep these coming! Want to know about the benefits of other fruits and veggies.

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  5. Marguerite says:

    Bananas are really a great fruit to have each day, especially when I need a snack, They do stop cravings for me and also supply the nutrients that I require. Love bananas.I love toasted banana and cheese sandwiches!

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