Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. That could be the reason why banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.
Energy is not the only thing banana can help us with it can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and condition making it a must to add to our daily diet.The benefits includes:
According to a recent survey undertaken by researchers amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much well after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make feel happier.
PMS (Psychotic Mood Shift):
Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure so much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
200 students at a Twickenham school (England) were helped through their exams by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
High in fiber including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating banana for soothing relief.
Bananas in between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorder because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over chronicle cases. It also neutralizes over acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Many other cultures see bananas as a cooling fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their body is born with a cool temperature.
So, banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, FIVE TIMES the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around so may be its time to change that well known phrase so the we say, A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!