Health Benefits Of A Banana

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Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 12:10 [IST]
 
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Have a banana each day to keep the doctor away. Apart from being healthy bananas are also very good to taste. Indulge in the creamy fresh texture of the bananas as it is available throughout the year. A banana has many health benefits. You can easily grab one and carry it on the way to your office. But there are many misconceptions about this healthy fruit. Many think that it can make you fat. But this is not at all the case. Lets check out some benefits of banana and shed all misconceptions.

Energy- A banana can make you high on energy. Bananas are rich in carbohydrates and thus it is easily broken down to release energy. Also being a rich source of vitamins and minerals it is an excellent food before or after a workout. Two to three bananas are enough to make up for the energy lost during one or two hours of workout. Banana provides a lot of nutrition and it is good if you have at least one regularly. Have a banana in between meals instead of snacking on any unhealthy junk food.

Health Benefits Of A Banana

Improves Bowel Movement-
Banana is rich in a kind of fibre that improves bowel movement and reduces constipation. Among the other banana health benefits one is that it also reduces the effects of diarrhoea. Being a rich source of potassium it replenishes our body with natural electrolytes. A banana restores the normal digestive system with the help of a soluble polysaccharide named pectin.

Hangover- Reducing hangover is one of the most amazing banana benefits. Banana replenishes vitamins in the body to the ideal . You can either have them raw or blend them to have a juicy shake. It is also good if you want to quit smoking. It combats both physical and psychological effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Good For Blood- A banana is rich in nutrition. It promotes the growth of red blood cells in the body due to the iron present in it. It is also a source of vitamin B6, a crucial element in blood. It produces antibodies and boosts our immune system. So if you are anaemic, have at least one to two bananas a day for good health.

Bones- You must have heard that we need sufficient calcium to make our bones strong and healthy. A couple of bananas in a day is enough to do so. It is very good for growing children. Reap the benefits of banana as may be this is one of the cheapest fruits with so many health benefits.

Experience all the benefits of banana by making it a part of your regular meal.

Story first published:  Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 12:01 [IST]
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