Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Importance of Banana For Health



Adding a banana to your daily diet has an array of benefits in your body. Bananas help you reach your weight-loss goals, keep your bowels healthy, provide nutrients that regulate heart rhythm and have vitamin compounds for eye health. Keep a bunch of bananas on your desk at work and replenish your stock each week. You’ll be more likely to reach for a healthy banana — instead of heading to the vending machine — if you have a bunch sitting in front of you.


  • Bananas help overcome depression due high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  • Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  • Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and night time leg cramps by eating a banana.
  • Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  • Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  • Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  • Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  • High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure, and protect against heart attack and stroke.
  • Eating bananas helps prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  • Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium. 
  • Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing free radicals and protection from chronic disease.
  • Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness. 
  •  Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  •  Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana. 
  • Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  • The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). 
  • Quitting smoking? Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
  •  Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart and taping it in place.
  • Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine.

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