Bananas aren’t just for monkeys, think again. Banana trees are actually giant herb plants (15 to 30 feet). And reading off the vitamins in these things is like relearning the ABC’s: Bananas are a good source of vitamins A, B6, and C, just to name a few. Bananas are nature’s versatile, fibre-packed treat filled with vitamins and minerals. Grab one whenever you’re feeling hungry for a quick and easy fix.
Rich in pectin, banana aids digestion and gently chelates toxins and heavy metals from the body. They act as prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel and also produce digestive enzymes to assist in the absorption of nutrients. High fibers in banana help to normalize bowel motility. Bananas are soothing to digestive tracts and help to restore lost electrolytes after diarrhea. They are natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heart- burn, and GERD. Bananas are the only raw fruit which we can consume without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.
Banana helps to overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin (a happy-mood brain neurotransmitter). Eat two bananas after a strenuous work- out to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
They also protect against muscle cramps during work -outs and night time leg cramps. Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana. Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress relieving relaxation.
They reduce swelling, protect against type 2 diabetes, aid weight loss, and strengthen the nervous system and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B6. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from the banana. FDA has officially recognized as to lower the blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke because they are rich in potassium and low in salt.
Eating bananas helps to prevent kidney cancer, protects eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption. Bananas are rich in antioxidants, providing free radicals and protection from chronic diseases. Rub a bug bite or hive with the inside of banana peel to relieve itching and irritation. Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day. It contains high levels of vitamin B, potassium, and magnesium which speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.