Bananas are tasty, they are healthy and what’s more they do not need much effort unless regular fruits. You do not have to chop them before eating. All you have to do is peel off and throw the skin away – in some trash can so that no one slips. We have some amazing banana nutrition benefits. Eating bananas aid you against muscle cramps, but why is that so?
Banana, as per research, is a very nutritious fruit. You will soon be surprised. Here is a table with a list of various nutrients found in a banana and their proven health benefits. This list is not exhaustive and there are other nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Thiamine, Riboflavin etc.
Banana Nutrition Benefits
|Helps you overcome depression. It is converted into serotonin, a neurotransmitter that stimulates happy mood
|Banana can help boost your blood sugar level and therefore you would want to eat it before high energy activities. Blood sugar regulation by eating a banana also helps you relax during PMS
|Banana can help you build strong bones by providing calcium. It also helps you make up for the calcium loss during urination.
|Vitamin B-6 found in bananas help you in weight loss, strengthening of nervous system, controlling type II diabetes, and maintaining adequate quantity of white blood cells by helping in their production.
|Iron found in banana helps your blood against anemia
|High amounts of potassium in banana along with low quantity of salt are an aid to reduce blood pressure and protect against stroke. Potassium also helps to take oxygen to your cells. Muscle cramps are also reduced
|Due to high amounts of protein, banana aids digestion
|Bananas are high in fiber and therefore help you against constipation. Bloating, inflammation and diarrhea is also prevented due to the high amount of dietary fiber in bananas.
|Banana provides 16% of the daily manganese requirement. It also helps healthy brain functioning. Research shows that bananas can help you prevent unhealthy neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. Both these conditions are widely spread today.
The health benefits of banana are not limited to the ones tabulated above. Rather there are countless others, with a few listed below
- Production of digestive enzymes
- Promotion of friendly bacteria in the bowel
- Relaxing for the digestive tract
- Relieving stomach ulcers
- Protection of eyes
- Prevention of kidney cancer
- Enhancement of learning ability
- Protection from chronic disease due to high amount of antioxidants
Therefore if you are someone who wants a healthier stomach, bananas are for you. But keep caution, they are not good for sugar patients.
Banana Smoothie Recipe with Avocado
Smoothies are fun and are all the fun. Here we are giving you a banana smoothie recipe with avocado. Try it and let us know the results.
Blend all the ingredients listed below in a blender on high speed for half a minute and enjoy your smoothie
- 2 bananas (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 avocado, stone and skin removed
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or any other milk)
- 1 tablespoon bee pollen
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- Some ice
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter. This is optional
This smoothie will be fun and not only will it provide you with all the nutrients, but also give you a delicious drink.
Hopefully, this article came to you as a pleasant surprise. Not many fruits have such high nutritional contents. Bananas are therefore very effective and very useful in this regard. So from now onward, it should be your best friend.