The Health Benefits Of God's Natural Power Bar: Banana

By: Niharika Choudhary
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Bananas can give a tough competition to apples. Even having bananas every day can help keep diseases at bay and keep the doctor away.

No wonder why 'minions' love bananas! Bananas are among the most consumed foods throughout the world.

Scientists believe bananas might have been the first fruit to be cultivated. Bananas are perennial; so they are available throughout the year. They are store-houses of nutrients and they are affordable too.

They are available and cultivated in almost all of India and are also very affordable.

Bananas are delicious, fill you up quickly and an amazing snack as well. Bananas have excellent health benefits - they help lower blood pressure, they reduce the risk of cancer and asthma as well.

Eating bananas also sharpens memory and treats diarrhea and also has many other benefits.

Bananas also work wonders for the skin and hair. Just apply a pack of banana on your face or skin and get a fascinating glow.

We bet you did not know about these amazing benefits of eating a banana everyday. Read on to know the best ones.

Best Anti-depressant

Banana is not only delicious but it is also a natural anti-depressant.

It has high reserves of tryptophan, which when eaten breaks into serotonin which is the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.

So, keep some bananas handy for your next break up!

 

Awesome Pre-Workout Snack

Just having two bananas 30 minutes before your workout will pump you up.

It will not only fuel you up for a power punch but will also balance your blood sugar level.

 

Relaxes During PMS (Pre Menstrual Syndrome)

Eat bananas in 'those days' or whatever weird names you have for your menstrual cycle.

Having bananas releases stress-relieving hormones which reduce and sooth down your PMS Period

 

Bananas Reduce The Chances Of Anaemia

Bananas are packed with iron.

So, having a banana or any other banana supplement helps you to prevent the risk of anaemia.

 

Lowers The Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

Bananas have been officially recognised by the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) as a potent aid in lowering blood pressure and reducing the risks of heart attacks.

Bananas Make You Smart

The high levels of potassium in bananas make it an elixir for your brain.

Eating a banana every day also makes you more alert. So, make sure you have a banana before an exam.

 

Multi-faceted Banana

Bananas also have amazing health benefits on your overall health.

Eat a banana to prevent kidney cancer.

Banana also aids in calcium absorption thus giving you strong bones.

Banana is excellent for the eyes and protects against macular degeneration.

 

Quitting Smoking?

Eating bananas helps you fight your cravings post quitting cigarette.

Bananas are loaded with vitamin B, potassium and magnesium that help you to recover from the after effects of quitting smoking.

 

Bananas Are Loaded With Antioxidants

The antioxidants in banana fight against the free radicals in the body and keep us safe from chronic diseases.

Bananas Cool You From Inside

Bananas are your personal coolers.

Having a banana not only lowers the body temperature on a hot day but also during fever.

 

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 9:30 [IST]
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