20 Healthy Benefits Of Eating Bananas

(Last Updated On: August 1, 2016)
20 Healthy Benefits Of Eating Bananas
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Bananas are a part of the diet for most of the world. However, did you know that bananas are not just a quick and healthy snack to have before going to the gym? Here are 20 reasons to eat bananas on a daily basis:

1. Prevents Cardiovascular Events

You can have up to a 21% less chance of having a brain clot if you eat a banana for breakfast, lunch and as an evening snack. The bananas give you sufficient potassium to reduce chances of a clot. Research has shown 1600mg of potassium was enough to reduce the risk of stroke by a fifth. And as the average banana contains 500mg of potassium, it’s a good idea to eat 3 a day.

2. Boosts Bone Mass

Bananas can boost bone mass due to the potassium counteracting the effects of high salt diets.

3. Depression

Eating bananas helps those who suffer from depression as it contains tryptophan which is a type of protein that converts into serotonin. Serotonin is a brain chemical which improves your mood, relaxes and makes you feel happier.

4. PMS

Avoid the pills for your PMS, just eat a banana which is great for your mood. It regulates your blood glucose with vitamin B6.

5. Anemia

Bananas help with anemia by boosting iron and hemoglobin levels in the blood.

6. Blood Pressure

Beat your blood pressure with this tropical fruit which is potassium-high and salt low. The FDA is now supporting bananas for reducing the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

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7. Brain Power

Research shows that bananas, which contain potassium can help you become more alert, improving your brain power.

8. Constipation

Bananas can help with normal bowel actions because of their high fiber content which can help constipation without chemical laxatives.

9. Hangovers

We have all had hangovers, so the next time you have one, make yourself a banana smoothie with some honey. The honey boosts your low blood sugar levels and bananas help calm your stomach.

10. Heartburn

Bananas can be soothing for those who suffer from heartburn. The natural antacids in bananas can help soothe heartburn.

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11. Morning Sickness

You can avoid morning sickness by eating bananas between meals so that your blood sugar levels are maintained.

12. Mosquito Bites

The inside of a banana skin can be rubbed onto your mosquito bite to reduce swelling and irritation. It’s best to use bananas instead of chemical sprays and insect bite creams.

13. Nerves

You can calm your nervous system with the B vitamins in bananas.

14. Overweight Due To Work Stress

A study in Austria has found that work stress can cause an increase in comfort food consumption like crisps and chocolate making you overweight. To avoid this binge eating, you should control your blood sugar levels with high carb foods every two hours.

15. Ulcers

Bananas have a soft texture and are smooth which is why they are recommended as the dietary food against intestinal disorders. It also helps with over-acidity and reduces irritation.

16. Temperature And Temperament Control

Bananas are regarded as a cooling fruit in many cultures, both the physical temperature, and the emotional temperament. In Thailand, pregnant women are given bananas so that the baby is born with a cool temperature.

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17. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Bananas have natural mood enhancer tryptophan which can help seasonal appetite disorder sufferers cope.

18. Smoking

The effects of nicotine withdrawal can be brutal. The potassium, magnesium, B6 and B12 in bananas can help recovery from withdrawal making bananas useful for those who want to give up smoking.

19. Stress

When you get stressed, your potassium levels drop fast. Potassium is a mineral which helps send oxygen to the brain, regulates your hydration, and normalizes your heartbeat. Bananas are a great source of potassium that can help recover from stress quickly.

20. Warts

You can get rid of warts by using a banana skin. Just tape a piece of banana skin onto the offending wart with the yellow side out. Your warts should be gone in no time.

 

About Jessica J 160 Articles
Jessica is a health and nutrition expert. Jessica has over 10 years of experience in the health & beauty industry. She is the chief editor for this website & is currently studying medicine. Apart from her love for health, nutrition & beauty, she loves researching. Loves taking a dip in the pool whenever she can.

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