The banana is one of my favourite fruits.
When I am not eating them, I am drinking them in the form of a smoothie (Hey, that is probably one of the reasons why I am so darn healthy).
Today, I am going to tell you the reasons why consuming bananas are good for you.
So, read on closely, my friend!
1.) They Help In Keeping Our Heart Healthy
Bananas contain potassium and this mineral has a reputation for regulating our blood pressure.
By the way, too little or too much potassium in our diet can have a negative effect.
Check out Potassium from the folks over at Healthdirect for an in-depth analysis of potassium intake.
2.) They Are Good At Boosting Our Immune System
The regular consumption of bananas can contribute to a healthy immune system.
And, why is that so?
Because bananas contain vitamin C.
To find out more about how vitamin C enhances our immune system, I recommend that you have a look at Marisa Moore’s article, How Vitamin C Supports a Healthy Immune System.
3.) They Are Great At Preventing Constipation
If you are one of those people who eat bananas on a regular basis, you will know without a doubt that it is almost impossible for you to be constipated when you are eating lots of bananas (Your regular visits to the toilet are proof of that).
The dietary fibre within bananas is what is responsible for regular bowel movements.
By the way, if you are one of the many people on the planet who suffer from constipation, eat some bananas (You will love the result; it will put an end to your constipation).
4.) They Help Us To Lose Weight
The fibre content within bananas is what helps us to lose weight.
Jessica Farthing’s article, Why Bananas Are A Good Fruit For Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists, explains why bananas help us to lose weight (It is worth reading).
If you are one of those people who are seriously considering losing some weight, you can start by eating bananas in moderation.
5.) They Help To Boost Our Mood
Yes, it is true about bananas being a mood booster. The vitamin B content within bananas is what helps to boost our mood.
Charlotte Hilton Andersen’s article, Need a Mood Boost? Go Bananas, Says Nutritional Biochemist, goes into full detail on how bananas boost our mood.
Try eating a banana or two the next time around whenever you are feeling mildly depressed.
6.) They Help To Regulate Our Blood Sugar
The pectin and the resistant starch within the banana are what help regulate your blood sugar.
Consuming a banana is way better than candy because the candy will skyrocket your blood sugar levels while eating a banana will help to regulate it (So, that makes the banana a healthy choice for people who have the desire to eat something that is sweet-tasting).
If you are one of those people who think that regulating your blood sugar is not important, you should have a look at Sheryl Huggins Salomon’s article, 9 Signs Your Blood Sugar Is Out Of Control.
7.) They Assists In The Areas Of Growth And Development
Bananas contain the mineral, manganese; this helps greatly in the areas of growth and development.
Manganese also helps in the absorption of:
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin E
Now, that is another good reason to add bananas to our diet.
Bananas have a lot of health benefits; such as:
- Keeping our hearts healthy.
- Boosting our immune system.
- Helping us to keep regular bowel movements.
- Helping us to lose weight.
- Boosting our mood.
- Regulating our blood sugar.
- Assisting in the areas of growth and development.
Bananas can certainly pack a punch health-wise.
So, we might as well eat them and enjoy their health benefits.