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Everyone must have had a banana right? It’s like the best substitute for food. Whenever you are hungry, and the food is yet to be made, you take a banana, peel off its skin and eat it. And you’re good to go. Banana is the best fruit which can be mixed with anything and made into something. Also, guys if you don’t know banana is a substitute for vegetables as well. You can eat bananas with roti’s if the vegetable is not of your choice. (it’s a great and useful tip) thank me later.
So by now, you must have understood, that today’s topic of discussion is banana benefits. Eating bananas are advisable by doctors as well.
Let’s start with Banana Nutrition Facts
So this is going to include banana fiber content, how many calories are there in a banana, what are the other useful and good nutrients in a banana. We can see all that in the chart below.
- Potassium: of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 11% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 8% of the RDI
- Copper: 10% of the RDI
- Manganese: 14% of the RDI
- Net carbs: 24 grams
- Fiber: 3.1 grams
- Protein: 1.3 grams
- Fat: 0.4 grams
(source : healthline nutrition)
These are the nutrient values of one medium size banana, which weighs approximately to 150 grams.
Bananas are rich in minerals called potassium. It is an important mineral because, it helps to maintain the fluid levels of the body and regulates the moments of waste products and nutrients in and out of the body cells.
Potassium also helps the muscles to contract and nerve cells to respond which keeps the heartbeat regular also it helps to maintain the sodium effect of the blood pressure.
In later age, we see many people start getting the problem of kidney stone, where in potassium helps to reduce the chances of that happening.
Let’s now go to benefits of eating banana
So there are various benefits of eating banana daily to various parts of the body. Let us understand all the banana fruit benefits and then include it in our regular diet.
BANANA BENEFITS FOR THE SKIN
- Helps to moisturise the skin
- Maintains the skin glow
- Treats acne
- Beneficial in foot care
- Has anti-aging benefit
- Banana treats puffy eyes
BENEFITS OF BANANA FOR HAIR
Banana enhances hair health and appearance. So all you have to do is, take a banana, smash it to make a paste and mix a few things according to your hair type and apply it to your hair. Banana makes an excellent ingredient for the hair masks or hair packs.
BANANA HEALTH BENEFITS
- Lowers the blood pressure
- Treats asthma
- Treats colorectal cancer
- Treats constipation
- Treats diabetes
- Preserves memory and boosts mood
- Treats an ulcer
- Treats piles
- Improvises vision
- Relieves from menstrual pain
- Strengthens bones
- Treats anemia
- Promotes weight loss
So these were the regular benefits of eating banana. People often advise of eating bananas at night. It helps your digestive system to function properly and systematically.
BANANA PEEL USES
- Sparkles teeth
- Helps reduce pimples
- Stops wrinkles
- Helps on bug bites
- Acts as a UV protector
BANANA JUICE BENEFITS
- Reduces the stress and anxiety
- Detoxifies the body
- Maintains the body mineral density
- Boosts immunity
As we have almost covered all the banana fruit benefits, let’s move on to know,
WHICH BANANA IS GOOD FOR HEALTH
So before we move to the best, let us know the types of banana found in our country.
There are 4 types of bananas. Cavendish banana, red banana, grand banana and the dwarf cavendish banana. All of them have their own banana benefits.
Ripe yellow Cavendish bananas are good for health. But they should not be consumed by diabetics.
COOKING WITH BANANAS
As i said above, banana is that one fruit which you can add to anything and make something out of it which you will surely like. But there are some things you need to keep in mind while buying bananas.
If you’re buying bananas in bulk like say a dozen of them, then make sure they’re a bit firm and not absolutely ready to be eaten or else they won’t last long.
Do not store bananas in refrigerators.
While buying bananas make sure they do not have blemishes and squishy spots, cause the fruits with them get spoiled easily.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BANANAS
Just like the advantages of bananas and banana benefits, there also are some disadvantages to eating bananas.
Let’s also study them to be more accurate and before including the bananas in our diet.
- High potassium levels: As we all know that bananas are high in potassium, certain medicines consumed by the heart patients and hypertension patients have the ability to raise the potassium level in the body, which can be dangerous. Hence such people are advised to consult their doctors before consumption of banana.
- Allergy: Some people may have an allergy from banana consumption, which can result into itching, red patches all over the skin,and sometimes it can also result into something serious.
- Migraine: Bananas are bad for migraine patients. Those who have migraine attacks are advised to have bananas in a really low amount.
- Gastrointestinal distress: Bananas are rich in fiber, therefore too much consumption of bananas can be dangerous and can cause various gastrointestinal diseases like gas, bloating, stomach cramps.
So now you people know how including banana is useful to us. Well, I am gonna share one more very useful benefit of banana, which is, banana is the best cure for a hangover. I am sure all you people who like to party would have jumped on your chairs to find at least something to kill the killing hangovers. Just add a banana to any smoothie or milkshake and gulp it down and there goes your hangover with it. Keep partying people and do not worry about the hangovers anymore.
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