Health Benefits of Banana - Nutrition Facts, History, Banana Recipes

- Health Benefits of Banana, by Rosie2010 -
- Health Benefits of Banana, by Rosie2010 -

The numerous health benefits of a banana makes it one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. And, the fact that bananas taste good makes bananas all the more popular.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose and combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep healthy and fit. Bananas can also help overcome or prevent a number of illnesses and conditions such as depression, stroke, cancer, anemia and ulcers, making bananas a must to add to our daily diet.

Did you know that a banana milkshake is one of the quickest ways of curing a hangover?

And did you also know that bananas can help you quit smoking?

So, a banana is one super food, isn't it? However, bananas have had a bad rap due to bananas high calorie content, most of which comes from it's sugar content. So people tend to reach for an apple for snack instead. After all, a regular apple has only 72 calories compared to almost 100 calories in a banana. But when you compare a banana to an apple, a banana has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.

Well now, don't you think it's time to change that well-known phrase to say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away."


Nutrition Facts

 
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
%DV
Energy
89 calories
4%
Total Fat
.33 g
1%
Cholesterol
0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
22.8 g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.6 g
10%
Sugars
12.2 g
 
Protein
1.1 g
2%
Vitamins
 
 
Vitamin A
64.0 IU
1%
Vitamin C
8.7 mg
15%
Vitamin D
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Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
0.1 mg
1%
Vitamin K
0.5 mcg
1%
Thiamin
0.0 mg
2%
Riboflavin
0.1 mg
4%
Niacin
0.7 mg
3%
Vitamin B6
0.4 mg
18%
Folate
20.0 mcg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.0 mcg
0%
Pantothenic Acid
0.3 mg
3%
Choline
9.8 mg
 
Betaine
0.1 mg
 
Minerals
 
 
Calcium
5.0 mg
1%
Iron
0.3 mg
1%
Magnesium
27.0 mg
7%
Phosphorus
22.0 mg
2%
Potassium
358 mg
10%
Sodium
1.0 mg
0%
Zinc
0.2 mg
1%
Copper
0.1 mg
4%
Manganese
0.3 mg
13%
Selenium
1.0 mcg
1%
Fluoride
2.2 mcg
 
 
 
 
One banana is 100–150 g. Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Source: USDA Nutrient database


External use of Bananas

  • Mosquito Bites Relief - Many people report that rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite is very effective in reducing itching and swelling.
  • Remove warts - Take a piece of Banana peel and place the yellow side out on the wart. Tape it there overnight. Change the peel every 12 to 24 hours until the wart is gone. This is one of the effective home remedies for warts.
  • Poison Ivy Relief - Touted by many as a homemade "miracle cure", the inside of a banana peel rubbed on poison ivy rashes seems to bring instant, cooling relief. By some accounts, banana skins may even do the trick when all other poison ivy treatment fails.
  • Banana Face Mask for dull and dry skin, reduce wrinkles - Two medium sized bananas and honey (Optional). Mash the bananas. Add honey if desired. Smooth over the face and neck and leave on for 15-20 mins. Then rinse off with cool water and pat dry with a clean dry towel.



bananas just emerging By littleme_hi, source Photobucket
bananas just emerging By littleme_hi, source Photobucket
Green bananas By littleme_hi, source: Photobucket
Green bananas By littleme_hi, source: Photobucket
Green bananas, source: Wikipedia
Green bananas, source: Wikipedia
Ripe Bananas, source: Wikipedia
Ripe Bananas, source: Wikipedia
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bananas in the market By rytisg, source: Photobucket

Bananas Health Benefits

  1. Bananas help reduce depression - According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
  2. Bananas help prevent anemia - Bananas are relatively high in iron, which helps the body's hemoglobin function. The most common cost of anemia is iron deficiency.
  3. Bananas help Constipation and Diarrhea - Due to their content in fiber, they help restore a normal bowel function. In addition, diarrhea usually depletes your body of important electrolytes, the most important of which is potassium contained in high amounts in bananas. They also contain pectin, a soluble fiber (hydrocolloid) that can help normalize movement through the digestive tract.
  4. Bananas help keep bones healthy - Eating bananas frequently can increase our body's ability to absorb calcium. In addition, green bananas contain indigestible short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are very nutrient to the cells that make up the linings of the intestines. When these cells are well-nourished and healthy, the body's ability to absorb calcium becomes much more efficient.
  5. Bananas help reduce the risk of kidney cancer - Research studies published in the International Journal of Cancer show that frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables, especially bananas, cabbage and root vegetables, may reduce risk of kidney cancer. This is because bananas and many root vegetables contain especially high amounts of antioxidant phenolic compounds.
  6. Bananas help prevent high blood pressure - Bananas are extremely high in potassium (a big banana has about 478 mg and very low in sodium - 1 mg), which is a perfect ratio for preventing high blood pressure. The US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claim that bananas have an ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
  7. Bananas help reduce the risk of stroke - According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of your regular diet reduces the risk of stroke by 40%.
  8. Bananas are natural remedies for heartburn - Ripe bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
  9. Bananas can help avoid morning sickness - Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood-sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
  10. Bananas can help you stop smoking - Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. Banana nutrients such as vitamins B6 and B12, as well as potassium and magnesium help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
  11. Bananas help prevent gastritis and ulcers - Ripe bananas are considered the most effective home remedy for gastritis and peptic ulcers. Bananas help reduce acidity and reduces irritation in the stomach lining and contain protease inhibitors that have been pinpointed as a primary cause of ulcers.
  12. Bananas help give eyesight protection - Research published in the Archives of Ophthalmology has proven that adults consuming at least 3 servings of fruit per day have a reduced risk (by 36%) of developing age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily.
  13. Bananas help relieve stress - Bananas are high in potassium, which helps normalize the heartbeat and regulate the body's water balance. During periods of high stress, our body's potassium levels tend to be rapidly depleted: eating bananas is a healthy way to re-balance them without using drugs.
  14. Bananas help improve nerves - Bananas are high in B vitamins that have been found to improve nerve function. Also, studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods, like bananas, every two hours to keep levels steady.
  15. Bananas can help delay senility - Bananas are also rich in vitamin C and vitamin A and, combined with bananas' high potassium content, it is ideal to strengthen the mind. Eating bananas frequently can help delay senility.
  16. Bananas can boost Brain Power - 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
  17. Bananas cure for Hangovers - One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
  18. Bananas can help PMS - Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
  19. Bananas can help control body temperature - Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
  20. Bananas can help Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.


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A wild banana, source: Wikipedia
A wild banana, source: Wikipedia
Cavendish bananas are the most commonly sold bananas in the world market. source: Wikipedia
Cavendish bananas are the most commonly sold bananas in the world market. source: Wikipedia
Alexander fighting the Persian king Darius III. From Alexander Mosaic, Naples National Archaeological Museum, source: Wikipedia
Alexander fighting the Persian king Darius III. From Alexander Mosaic, Naples National Archaeological Museum, source: Wikipedia
Statue of Fray Toms in Berlanga de Duero, source: Wikipedia
Statue of Fray Toms in Berlanga de Duero, source: Wikipedia
GoldenValePlantation, ca1894, bananas, BostonFruitCo, Jamaica, source: Wikipedia
GoldenValePlantation, ca1894, bananas, BostonFruitCo, Jamaica, source: Wikipedia
Philadelphia Centennial Exposition 1976, Opening day ceremonies, source: Wikipedia
Philadelphia Centennial Exposition 1976, Opening day ceremonies, source: Wikipedia

History of Bananas

The English name "banana" came from the Guinean native name "banema" which was the first found printed name for this fruit. Historians believe that bananas have apparently originated in Malaysia.

The banana as we know it today is a specifically-grown species of the wild banana. The wild banana was not edible plus it had big seeds that would make it difficult to eat anyway. But it was discovered that by crossing two inedible, wild species, one could grow an edible but sterile plant that bore the banana as we know it today. Because of its sterility, once this new edible fruit was discovered, it was spread using offshoots from the base of the plant. Some people argue this was the first fruit farmed by men.

In 327 B.C., Alexander the Great's army recorded for the first time in history the existence of banana crops in the Indian valleys. Alexander is also credited for bringing the banana from India to the western nations.

By 650 A.D., Islamic conquerors helped bananas make their way to Madagascar, and then spread to the African mainland by vegetative propagation. Here in Africa many genetic mutations occurred, that produced different species of bananas. Portuguese traders then spread the fruit from Africa to the Canary Islands.

Around 1502 A.D., the Portuguese and the Spanish are credited for bringing bananas to the Caribbean and to America. According to Spanish history, Friar Tomas de Berlanga brought the first banana root stocks to the Western Hemisphere. A Chinese variety was sent to England, where it was named "Cavendish" after the Duke of Devonshire's family. This variety and its sub-groups account for much of the commercial banana cultivation. Even though several other varieties are now cultivated for commercial purpose, they only account for about 20 of 300 different species.

The yellow sweet banana is a mutant strain of the green and red cooking bananas, discovered in 1836 by Jamaican Jean Francois Poujot. He found that in his plantations, one plant was bearing yellow fruits rather than red or green. Upon tasting the new discovery, he found it to be sweet in its raw state, without the need for cooking. He quickly began cultivating this sweet variety and the rest as they say is history.

In 1876 A.D., bananas were introduced to American families as an exotic dessert. From here it will grow and become a staple fruit. They were officially introduced to the American public at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. Each banana was wrapped in foil and sold for 10 cents.

Today, bananas are considered a commodity and are traded by large companies. The United Fruit Company is credited for being of the first to commercialize bananas.

The main commercial producers of bananas include Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil and Ecuador.


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Banana 'tree' (Musa acuminata Colla (AA Group) cv. 'Lacatan') illustration from the 1880 book Flora de Filipinas by Francisco Manuel Blanco, source: Wikipedia
Banana 'tree' (Musa acuminata Colla (AA Group) cv. 'Lacatan') illustration from the 1880 book Flora de Filipinas by Francisco Manuel Blanco, source: Wikipedia
Banana plant, source: Wikipedia
Banana plant, source: Wikipedia
Banana corms, used in the propagation of domesticated bananas, source: Wikipedia
Banana corms, used in the propagation of domesticated bananas, source: Wikipedia

Banana Tree - Musa Acuminata

Musa acuminata is not a tree, but a perennial herb. Its leaves are usually grouped together, forming a trunk-like structure (pseudostem).

Each pseudostem normally produces a single inflorescence, also known as the banana heart, although there are some exceptions. The inflorescence contains many bracts (sometimes incorrectly called petals) between rows of flowers. The female flowers (which can develop into fruit) appear in rows further up the stem from the rows of male flowers. The ovary is inferior, meaning that the tiny petals and other flower parts appear at the tip of the ovary.

The banana fruits develop from the banana heart, in a large hanging cluster, made up of tiers (called hands), with up to 20 fruit to a tier. The hanging cluster is known as a bunch, comprising 3-20 tiers, or commercially as a "banana stem", and can weigh from 30-50 kilograms (66-110 lb). In common usage, bunch applies to part of a tier containing 3-10 adjacent fruits.

Individual banana fruits (commonly known as a banana or 'finger') average 125 grams (0.28 lb), of which approximately 75% is water and 25% dry matter.

Banana trees can flower at any time of the year. The fruits usually develop in a horizontal fashion, which then becomes vertical when the weight of the bananas is sufficient. From the moment the inflorescence is visibile from the leaf sheaths, about three months are necessary for it to mature

Banana trees are best cultivated in a highly organic soil, with a neutral to slightly acid PH (5.5-7.0). A lot of water is usually needed for the plant to grow and yield bananas. The size of the plant in the first 3-4 months greatly affects the weight of the bunch and number of "hands" (the group of bananas).

Young plants are best nourished with a fertilizer solution of 6-2-12, with 3% magnesium. The solution is to be applied approximately every 2 months, and the fruiting will be complete after about 10-18 months later

Since this herb is sterile, the only way of propagating it is by the removal of suckers (corms) from the original plant.


Sweet banana, source: Wikipedia
Sweet banana, source: Wikipedia
Plantains, source: Wikipedia
Plantains, source: Wikipedia

Banana Fruit


In popular culture and commerce, "banana" usually refers to soft, sweet "dessert" bananas. By contrast, Musa cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called plantains.


Plantains are cooking bananas. Plantains are used in various stews and curries or cooked, baked or mashed in much the same way as potatoes.


Bananas feature prominently in Philippine cuisine, being part of traditional dishes and desserts like maruya, turrón, and halo-halo. Most of these dishes use the Saba or Cardaba banana cultivar. Pisang goreng, bananas fried with batter similar to the Filipino maruya, is a popular dessert in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. A similar dish is known in the United States as banana fritters.


Banana flower, source: Wikipedia
Banana flower, source: Wikipedia
Banana leaves used to wrap food, source: Wikipedia
Banana leaves used to wrap food, source: Wikipedia
Banana flowers and leaves for sale, source: Wikipedia
Banana flowers and leaves for sale, source: Wikipedia

Flower

Banana hearts are used as a vegetable in South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine, either raw or steamed with dips or cooked in soups and curries. The flavor resembles that of artichoke. As with artichokes, both the fleshy part of the bracts and the heart are edible.



Leaves

Banana leaves are large, flexible, and waterproof. They are often used as ecologically friendly disposable food containers or as "plates" in South Asia and several Southeast Asian countries. Especially in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu in every occasion the food must be served in a banana leaf and as a part of the food a banana is served. Steamed with dishes they impart a subtle sweet flavor. They often serve as a wrapping for grilling food. The leaves contain the juices, protect food from burning and add a subtle flavor.



Trunk

The tender core of the banana plant's trunk is also used in South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine, and notably in the Burmese dish mohinga.






Banana Recipes


Banana Milkshake By Biscuit0003, source: Photobucket
Banana Milkshake By Biscuit0003, source: Photobucket

Banana Milkshake

Prep time: 2 mins

Total time: 2 mins

Servings: 1

Calories: 505.8


Ingredients

  • 5 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 full very ripe banana

Put ingredients in blender.
Blend for about 45 seconds or until smooth
ENJOY!

Recipe courtesy of www.food.com


sugar-free banana cream pie, Photo by Chef #330413, source: www.food.com
sugar-free banana cream pie, Photo by Chef #330413, source: www.food.com

Sugar Free Banana Cream Pie

Prep time: 20 mins

Total time: 20 mins

Servings per recipe: 6

Calories per serving: 295.5


Ingredients

  • 2 (1/8 ounce) boxes jell-o sugar-free instant banana cream pudding mix (or you may use one big box of this pudding mix, the choice is yours)
  • 2 3/4 cups skim milk
  • vanilla extract (imitation or pure)
  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker pie crusts
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • cinnamon (for dusting)
  • sugar-free Cool Whip

Beat both boxes of pudding mix into 2 3/4 cups milk, adding any amount of vanilla extract you want, in a large bowl with a wire whisk for 1 - 2 minutes.

Using a large spoon spread a little bit of the pudding mixture on the bottom of the pie crust for the first layer of pudding, followed by adding a layer of sliced bananas on top of the pudding layer. Continue doing this until you run out of pudding mix and banana slices. You may use more or less bananas according to your preference.

Using a small icing spatula or a spoon apply some whip cream to the top of the pie, covering it all the way around.

Sprinkle some cinnamon powder into the palm of your hand and then gently dust the cinnamon powder lightly over the top of the pie by gently using your hand/fingers.

You may serve the pie now or place it in the refrigerator for an hour to chill (my recommendation).

Leftovers should be placed back into the refrigerator to keep cool.


Recipe courtesy of www.food.com


Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Photo by KC_Cooker, source: www.food.com
Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Photo by KC_Cooker, source: www.food.com
Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Photo by Juju Bee, source: www.food.com
Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Photo by Juju Bee, source: www.food.com


Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar

For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.

Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.

4. Spread on cooled cake.


Best Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep time: 15 mins

Total time: 1 hr, 15 mins

Servings per recipe: 16

Calories per serving: 503.4


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed, ripe
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/8 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Garnish

  • chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 275°.

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.

In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.

Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.

Stir in banana mixture.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.

Make the frosting and spread on cooled cake.

Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.


Recipe courtesy of www.food.com



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moonlake 5 years ago from America

We love bananas. I have a banana bundt cake I make all the time to use up soft bananas. I do not like them once they are soft.

Great hub.


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wytegarillaz 5 years ago from Australia

Hi ! I love your hub , I used to give my daughter bananas a lot ehen they were 49 cents a kilo / At $15 a kilo they are a rare treat now, voted you up.


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melodyandes 5 years ago

Thanks for info.


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Lex, thanks for dropping by. I also try to have a banana everyday although the price of banana tripled from last summer's price here in Canada because it's winter. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my banana hub.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Prasetio, thanks for dropping by. Sorry for the late reply.. I almost missed your comment. OMG! I just love friend banana! We don't always have them here in Canada even in Chinese or Asian restaurants so I usually go to my brother's house as my sister-in-law loves to cook fried bananas. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my banana hub and thank you so much for the vote up. God bless you too

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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lex123 5 years ago

Hi Rosie, Banana is one of my favorite fruits, and I include it in my daily food. All parts of banana plant is useful in one way or other. Thanks for the wonderful hub.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love banana so much. Thanks for writing this. I liked your recipes. As a tropical country we can find banana tree in my country, Indonesia. You made me hungry, Rosie. I believe the benefit by eating banana for our health. If you come to my country you can taste fried banana as a delicious snack. It's good to accompany a cup of tea in the evening. Wow... yummy. Good work, Rosie. You did it again. I love your presentation about banana. Well done. I give my vote special for you.God bless you.

Prasetio:)


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya sofs, thanks for dropping by. Yes, banana is just one super food. I love regular bananas and I love plantains too. I just wrap them in wet paper towel and put it in the microwave for 2 mins and it comes out so tasty. I'm glad you found my hub informative.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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sofs 5 years ago

Great information. Every part of the banana plant has medicinal value. Ayurveda uses every part of this plant/tree for treatment of some ailment or the other. Bananas are much cheaper and make great treats. Yes go bananas!


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Quadsia, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub and found it information and delicious at the same time.. so sweet of you.

Have a great day,

Rosie


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Informative and delicious at the same time. :)


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Martie, I'm so glad you found my very informative and useful. Thanks so much for the compliment. Your mother must have known that bananas were natural anti-depressant or she just felt better eating them. You are so right in eating bananas to control your blood sugar level.. sugar level affects the nerves as well. You're welcome.. my pleasure.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Rosy, this is the best article about bananas I’ve ever read! After my father’s death my mother developed a craving for bananas. She devoured about ten per day, if not more, for almost two years. We did not know then that bananas were a natural anti-depressant. Personally I need to eat a banana at about eleven in the morning – if I don’t I get extremely tired and dizzy – and therefore also irritable and moody. I think it has something to do with my blood sugar level. I’ve bookmarked this – to be printed as well. Thanks a lot!


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Silvie, thanks for dropping by. I love bananas too. Bananas are great and that cake is also super.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


Justsilvie 5 years ago

Great Hub Rosie. Love bananas, also have to try the cake.


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya my dear friend Rhonda, lol bananas are definitely healthy for you, just stay away from the the Best Ever Banana Cake. lol hugsss

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Jamie, I'm glad you enjoyed reading my banana hub and found it useful. Bananas are your favourite and now you love them even more? How cool! I love bananas too!

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Will, I'm so glad you enjoyed reading my banana hub. Thanks for the vote up and super awesome. So cool!

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya CMerritt, thanks for dropping by. lol That cake is really so delicious! My favourite is banana cream pie.. I had one of the best banana cream pie in New York. But best to just eat the banana as is.. we should watch our figures. lol I'm glad you enjoyed my banana hub.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

Hello Rosie I love Bananas. Anyway you fix them. I knew they were good for you,but not this good. Don't forget I am trying to watch my weight.LOL. Great hub.

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

My mouth was watering while reading those banana recipes LOL! Bananas have always been my favorite and now I love them even more. I had no idea all the health benefits of eating bananas. Thanks for another useful and very informative hub!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Wow! What a great Hub!

I had no idea that bananas were so beneficial.

Voted up and super-awesome.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

The Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting has me watering at the mouth. I LOVE BANANA's. I like it in the form of bread, pudding, cake, pie or just right out of the peel.

I NEED A BANANA RIGHT NOW!!

Thanks for this hub, it was awesome!!


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Carrie, thanks for dropping by. You are definitely doing great. I also love adding slices of bananas in my oatmeal. I just love bananas, specially fried bananas. I read reviews of that Best Banana Cake and everyone said it is really good. It got a 5 star rating. I'm trying it too. I'm glad you enjoyed my banana hub.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

That is quite the list on health benefits of bananas Rosie.

I can see that I am doing the right thing. Each morning I have a banana with either cereal or yogurt. I'm going to try out that recipe "Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting" It looks yummy. Great hub.

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