Go bananas all the way

By TNT Bureau

Aug 4, 2017: Banana is a fruit that is loaded with fibre along with fructose, sucrose and glucose. All these essential nutrients make banana an ideal source of prolonged and instant energy.

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In fact, there are a number of health benefits associated with eating bananas. And today, we will be discussing all about it. So, let us get started without any further delay.

Controls diarrhea and constipation

Owing to their fibre content, bananas assist in restoring a normal bowel function. When we suffer from diarrhea, it usually drains the body of significant electrolytes such as potassium. But, there is no need to worry because bananas are rich in potassium. Also, this fruit is loaded with pectin which is a soluble fiber capable of normalizing movement throughout the digestive tract.

Promotes kidney health

Around more than 190,000 cases of kidney cancer are reported every year. According to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer revealed that eating whole fruits particularly banana is beneficial for promoting kidney health since this fruit is rich in antioxidant phenolic compounds.

Along with bananas, it is also advisable to at root vegetables and cabbages on a daily basis to protect kidney.

Reduces stress

Bananas are loaded with potassium that is essential in normalizing the heartbeat and regulating water balance of the body. When you become stressed, the potassium levels of your body tend to be quickly depleted. Hence, consuming bananas will help to rebalance them without having to take whole lot of drugs that only cause severe side-effects.

Reduces depression

Bananas are loaded with tryptophan which is an essential amino acid capable of being converted to serotonin which finally results in uplifting your mood and overall depression.

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Protects eyesight

According to a study which was published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, people who consume at least 3 servings of fruit per are at 36% less risk of developing age-related muscular degeneration (ARMD) which is  the main cause of vision loss among adults compared to persons who eat less than 1.5 servings of fruit on an everyday basis.

Prevents high blood pressure

Bananas are very rich in potassium but at the same time, this fruit is very low in sodium which is the perfect in reducing high blood pressure.

Keeps a check on smoking habits

Are you one of those who are trying to quit smoking? Then, it is advisable that you add bananas to your everyday diet. This fruit is rich in magnesium, potassium and as well as vitamins B6 and B12. All these essential substances assist the body in recovering from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Reduces stroke risk

A study revealed that consumption of  bananas as part of a normal diet is helpful in reducing stroke risk by as much as 40%. 

Fights anemia

Bananas are fairly high in iron content thus, helping the hemoglobin to function better within the body.

Soothes heartburn

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Prevents morning sickness

Eating bananas between meals aids in keeping blood-sugar levels up and prevent morning sickness.

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