Bananas are one of the cheapest, but one of the healthiest, most commonly available fruits.
They consist mainly of sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber, which makes them ideal as an immediate and slightly prolonged source of energy. Here are some of its other health benefits…
Bananas are packed with vitamin A. Vitamin B is also present in the form of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid. These help in calming the nervous system.
Bananas are a natural source of potassium and are ideal for people who are suffering from blood pressure problems.
Bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.
Having a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey, is a sure shot way of curing a hangover. The banana calms the stomach. With the help of honey, it further builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Due to a high fiber content, bananas help restore normal bowel function. They also contain pectin, a soluble fiber (hydrocolloid) that can help normalize movement through the digestive tract.
Bananas are ideal for those suffering from ulcers. This is due to the soft texture of the fruit which makes it easily digestible, combined with its ability to neutralize acidity.
Bananas are also a natural source of iron. The iron found in bananas helps in the increase of hemoglobin, thus making them an ideal fruit for people who are suffering from anemia.
Bananas are also great mood-enhancers. They contain an amino acid called tryptophan, which relaxes a person and helps in improving one’s mood.
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness in pregnant women.