Discover The Health Benefits Of Bananas
I recently was sent to the ER only to discover that my potassium was low, it's amazing what low potassium can do to you. Anyway I know that Bananas are a great source of potassium so I decided to start eating them on a daily basis. Now this has started a great curiosity in me as to what other health benefits do Bananas have to offer us besides their good source of potassium. Now I have the answer.
I was amazed at what I discovered Bananas can do for you. The list is huge, well by far larger than what I had expected anyway. This tasty fruit that can prove to be a delicious snack as well as healthy, can reduce the risk of strokes if someone takes it a part of a regular diet.
During times of stress, which I believe plenty of us go through these days, our potassium can get real low. Bananas offer us that potassium, which gives us a healthy way to balance those levels, making us feel great with out doing drugs. Bananas also contain tryptophan which is an aminoacid that can be converted into serotonin and can lead us to being in a better moon, aiding in depression.
The vitamin B content in this fruit may help with our nerve functions. This fruit is also a fruit that can help reduce acid in our stomachs as well as irritation. The fruit can also help rid of bacteria that may lead to ulcers in the stomach.
These fruits may be high in potassium but very low in sodium which is great for our blood pressure. Bananas are very healthy for our kidneys. It's proven that people who eat bananas as a regular part of their diet can lower the risk of kidney disease and cancer.
Bananas also help increase our body's ability to take in calcium so therefore they have healthy benefits for our bones as well. Bananas as well as any kind of fruit can help protect against vision loss.
They have a great a mount of fiber in them so they are healthy on our digestive system, including our colon. Preventing diarrhea and constipation, which seems to be another thing that is increasing among people today.
This yellow fruit is also high in iron content which in turn can aid in anemia, helping our hemoglobin function.
Last but not least, this one is an interesting little fact. A lot of people find that rubbing the inside of a banana peel on their mosquito bite will help relieve the itching. It can also reduce the swelling down.
Upon first researching Bananas I wasn't expecting to see that much. Yes, the Potassium levels of coarse and the Iron makes sense even. The mosquito bite was fascinating to learn about and so was all the other information on our digestive system and our kidney health. We need all the help we can get with our health now. I believe that we should try to be as healthy as possible, and why not start off with eating a banana?
Calories in one medium banana
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