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12 Banana Health Facts You Probably Didn't Know About

By Neha Ghosh
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Did you know bananas are actually one of the superfoods that help in losing weight? Yes, you read that right! And you were keeping away from this fruit in your weight loss diet, isn't it?

This humble fruit has powerful nutrients that have an impact on your body. Bananas are one of the world's most appealing fruits with a wide variety of health benefits. They are high in potassium, fibre, magnesium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

The most loved fruit is known to reduce swelling in the body, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system and help with the production of white blood cells due to the vitamin B6 present in it. Bananas are also rich in antioxidants that have the ability to prevent free radical damage in the body.

Banana is a common food in breakfast menus around the world. It provides you an instant energy to kick-start your day. Many natural home remedies circle around bananas when you suffer from an upset stomach.

A single banana is said to contain 90 calories, which also makes it a great healthy snack to munch on than deep-fried treats. Bananas are one of the most popular and iconic fruits which are used in countless dishes.

Here are some 12 banana health facts to feed your mind and tempt your stomach. Take a look.


1. Banana Can Improve Your Athletic Performance

If you are active and have been working out, bananas are a great and effective option to fuel your muscles and provide antioxidants and nutrients that sports drink lack in.


2. Bananas Cure Hangover

Are you in a hangover mode from last night's alcohol? Worry not! Eat bananas that will cure your hangover due to its potassium content, a mineral which is lost when you drink alcohol and the lack of it contributes to the dehydration due to hangover.


3. Bananas Are Diet-friendly

Bananas contain resistant starch, a type of carbohydrate that keeps you fuller for a longer period of time. Bananas make a great mid-afternoon snack as well.


4. Bananas Are Versatile

Bananas are an amazing versatile fruit that can be eaten on-the-go and it can be used in making delicious dessert recipes. For a healthy dessert, bananas are a go-to option.

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5. Bananas Provide Vitamin C

Bananas contain vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals and helps in keeping inflammation in the body at bay. And you thought citrus fruits contain vitamin C, isn't it?


6. Bananas Are Great For Depression

Did you know bananas are incredible in curing stress and depression? They help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin that helps in improving your mood.


7. Bananas Aid Weight Loss

Bananas are rich in pectin, which helps in detoxifying the body by flushing out the toxins from the body that helps in losing weight faster.


8. Improves Eyesight

Bananas contain vitamins C and A, which provide a nice glow to the skin. They also contain essential nutrients like vitamin E and lutein, which are both healthy for the eye.


9. Bananas For Reducing Belly Bloating

Belly bloat is common among all the people. Have bananas to fight back against the gas and water retention in your stomach that will help diminish bloating.


10. Bananas Help Build Lean Muscle Mass

Bananas are a good source of magnesium that helps with muscle contraction, relaxation and protein synthesis, which in turn increases the lean muscle mass in the body.


11. Bananas For Digestion

Are you feeling uneasy due to a burning sensation in your digestive tract? Eat bananas because they are easy to digest and are considered to be a non-irritant for the stomach.


12. Bananas Help Lower Blood Pressure

Bananas are high in potassium and low in sodium, which is known to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11:56 [IST]