Loaded with essential nutrients.
Banana is a powerhouse when it comes to Nutrition,it is loaded with essential Vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium,iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin,and Vitamin B6,these all contribute to the proper functioning of the body,thus keeping you Healthy.
Banana contain three natural sugars- sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber.it 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.
Energy is not the only way a banana can help us keep fit,it may also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions,thus making it easy to add to our daily diet.
Let us quickly run through most of its basic health benefits.
▪️ Heart Health.
The human heart.
Mostly high fiber foods are said to be good for the heart, according to the study conducted by the university of Leeds in UK, increasing consumption of fiber- rich foods such as bananas can lower the risk of both cardiovascular Disease (CDV) and coronary heart disease (CHD).
▪️ Help to lower cholesterol.
Effect of plaque on the artery.
It has been said that pectin – a soluble fiber in banana help to lower cholesterol levels, according to researchers fibers that are water soluble such as pectin, psyllium,betaglucan etc lower the LDL (bad)colesterol without disturbing the (good)HDL cholesterol.
▪️Help to build Healthy bones.
The probiotics bacteria present in banana is said to have astonishing ability to absorb calcium in the body thus consuming banana help in building a better bones.
▪️ Enhancing Digestive Ability.
The human digestive system.
Banana stimulate the growth and the activities of probiotics(friendly bacteria) in the colon and produces enzymes that enable absorption of nutrients,thus enhancing the digestive ability and preventing unfriendly bacteria from harming the body.
▪️ Blood pressure.
High blood pressure.
The fruit is extremely high in potassium and low in sodium, Ang diet containing food that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
Effect of constipation.
Fruits that are high in fibers like banana may help to restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxative.
Fruits that are rich in iron like banana may help to stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so help in cases of anemia.
Research had shown among the people suffering from depression,many felt much better after eating banana,this may be because banana contain tryptophan- a type of protein that the body convert into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and can make you feel happy.
Banana contain Vitamin B6,which may help to regulate blood glucose level, and can have a positive effect on your mood.
Also Vitamin B6 help the body produce red blood cells, metabolize carbohydrates and fats, metabolize unwanted chemical from the liver and kidney and help to maintain a healthy nervous system.
One of the ways to curing hangover is to make a banana milk shake sweetened with honey.banana may help calm the stomach and with the help of the honey build up depleted blood sugar levels while the milk soothes and re-hydrates the system.
Banana have a natural antacid effect in the body, eating banana gives immense relief from heart burn.
▪️ Mosquito Bites.
Try rubbing the effected area with the inside of a banana skin,to help reduce the effect of swelling and irritation.
▪️ Prevent insomnia.
Banana are rich in amino acids known as tryptophan- this substance triggers production of melatonin (sleep hormone) which induces sleep.eating banana few hours before bedtime may ensure a peaceful night sleep.
Bananas are high in Vitamin B that help calm the nervous system.
▪️ Prevent allergies.
The presence of benign amino
acid in banana help combat
Human ulcers picture.
Banana may be used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness,it may also neutralize over acidity and help reduce irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
▪️Help to control diarrhea.
Raw banana are astringent in nature and may be effective in the treatment of diarrhea,they may also regulate fluid balance.
▪️ Cooling effect.
Many culture in Africa sees banana as a cooling fruit that has the capability to lower both the physical and emotional temperature of an expected mothers,in Nigeria for example,the yorubas believe that when a pregnant woman eat banana their baby will be born with a cool and easy temperature and this has been their belief for ages.
Before the next health article let me leave you with this:A good Nutrition can help prevent disease and promote good health, there are 6 categories of nutrients that the body needs to acquire from foods: protein, carbohydrate,fat,fiber, Vitamins & minerals and water.
Whenever you are healthy, you spend less.
Until we meet again in the next article, see you on top.