Health benefits of Bananas
have to be in my top three fruits I find them irresistible they are incredibly healthy, convenient, delicious, and one of the most inexpensive fresh fruits you can buy. You can of course eat the whole banana as some people eat the peel of the banana as its nutritious adds texture and taste to other meals.
Bananas which are native to Southeast Asia, they also grow ubiquitously in many warm climates, this makes them available worldwide.
The Cavendish variety, the most common type found in shops actually starts out firm and green but turns yellow, soft, and sweet as it ripens, the riper the banana the more sugar it contains, diabetics who likes bananas should eat the more underripe bananas.
Bananas are packed with essential nutrients and can be benefit weight loss, digestion, and heart health.
Bananas have contained three grams of fibre, and several antioxidants.
One regular-sized banana around 126 grams contain the following
- Calories: 112
- Fat: 0 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Carbs: 29 grams
- Fibre: 3 grams
- Vitamin C: 12% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Riboflavin: 7% of the DV
- Folate: 6% of the DV
- Niacin: 5% of the DV
- Copper: 11% of the DV
- Potassium: 10% of the DV
- Magnesium: 8% of the DV
bananas will not cause major spikes in blood sugar levels in healthy individuals. However, while people with diabetes can enjoy bananas, it is not recommended to enjoy a substantial portion in one sitting.
Dietary fibre is known to have many health benefits
This including improving digestion
Unripe bananas contain resistant starch, this is a prebiotic.
Prebiotics will end up in your large intestines because they escape digestion. Here they become food for the beneficial bacteria in your gut
Energy, bananas supply proper carbohydrates which are necessary to replace the muscle glycogen.
Bowel health are another beneficial reason to eat bananas as they are high in soluble fibre, this type of fibre helps to stop constipation and restore normal bowel movement.
They are high in potassium which helps the circulatory system to deliver oxygen to the brain, banana help with maintain a regular heartbeat and water balance.
Bananas help to release tryptophan which is a mood regulating amino acid which gets converted to serotonin in the brain which then lifts our moon.
Bananas can help with PMS as it contains vitamin B6, known as pyridoxine this vitamin helps to regulate our blood sugars and lowers stress and helps to stabilise mood.
The potassium within bananas helps us to concentrate increasing our learning ability. Bananas are also high in iron meaning they help with anaemia as they stimulate the production of haemoglobin.
By Aaron Christopher Slade