Sometimes a banana is more than just a banana
We all know bananas, we all eat them probably every day or, at least, several times a week. They are super delicious (yellow, or more green, or even small red ones) and inexpensive. But what do we really know about benefits of bananas?
Bananas are very high in iron, so they help increasing the production of hemoglobin in the blood. So those who suffer from anemia should include bananas in their everyday menu.
2. Blood pressure
This tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium, but low in salt, which makes bananas perfect for lowering blood pressure. Also the fruit decreases the risk of strokes.
3. Brain power
Study has shown that the potassium-packed banana enhance brain functions. It can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
If you have problems with digestion (constipation in particular), include bananas in your diet. They are high in fiber and help restore normal bowel action.
Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, which we all know makes you relax, improves your mood and makes you feel happier in general. Feeling sad? Eat a banana!
Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, it regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. And all women know how important is to stay in a good mood during this period of the month.
Because of its soft texture and smoothness bananas are used against intestinal disorders as the dietary food. It’s allowed to eat only raw fruit in these cases. Bananas also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. Instead of eating comfort unhealthy food like chips and chocolate during some stressful situation, eat a banana.
Who knew, right? Surprisingly, one of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and along with honey increases blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
If you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief, because this fruit has a natural antacid effect in the body.
11. Mosquito bites
Yes, bananas can heal bites, too. Try to rub the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. It reduces swelling and irritation.