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Why should we eat Bananas, and When to eat the bananas to avoid Constipation

Updated on June 16, 2015

Banana benefits for your health

There are many benefits that you can feel after you eat bananas. The most immediate is obvious, eating a banana will satiate your hunger, unless you like the smell, if that's the case. you will be satisfied to smell it.

I have listed some of the health benefits that bananas can give you and the main richnesses of the natural fruit.


- Rich in Potassium and Magnesium

- Rich in Fiber

- Improved intestinal absorption of other nutrients, such as Calcium

- Contains Tryptophan, may help psychic well-being

- Contains A,B & C Vitamins

- Reduces cramps and helps in restoring energy, vitamins and minerals, after sports.

Many people eat a banana after doing sports due to its benefits, it is a natural helper and many running organizations offer it in the end of the course. Even with the existing possibilities of consuming energy bars that have more vitamins, people prefer the natural way and eat a banana.

Bring a Banana to Work

There are several ways to bring a Banana to work, the recommended is bringing it with the peel. This way you can prevent the oxidation.

You may also want to carry the Banana in a Tupperware or something stronger, than just leaving it in your bag and hope it doesn't squeeze or stench.

NF of the Banana (100g)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100gr
Calories 90
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 20 g7%
Sugar 12 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

How to Eat a Banana

The more regular way and recommended is eating it raw. Taking the peel out and just enjoying the taste.

Or you can go the long way and do it in 6 steps.

  • Buy the Banana;
  • Check your Banana;
  • Peel the Banana, softly or not;
  • Remove the Banana string, that you don't like, eat the ones you life;
  • Put the skin and string on the trash;
  • Eat the Banana!

You can also eat it grilled, baked or fried.

Then you can eat it simple or you can add other ingredients, such as yoghurt, milk or ice-cream.

While you are eating it, you can be alone or with somebody, just be careful of how you eat it, some people might roll on the floor laughing if you eat it in a suggestive way.

Green Bananas - What to do?

Most of the bananas are taken from the trees when they are still green, and they are sold in the market still green.

Although it would be preferable to have an already ripe banana, it is also good to buy green, since it can mature at home, and after a few days, when it starts to turn into a yellow (almost brown) color, it means it is ripe and good for consumption.

Bananas and Constipation

Many people complain about being constipated after eating bananas, which can cause discomfort for several days.

The main recommendation to avoid this discomfort is eating the Bananas only when they are already ripe(Yellow turning darker). Some old people eat it when they are already almost in full brown/black color to avoid Constipation and easier to consume.

Art with Bananas

About the bananas

  • Bananas grow from a high herb that can reach up to 15 meters.
  • The most important type of banana in the world is the "Cavendish", which is produced for exportation, worldwide.
  • India produces 18% of the world bananas.
  • Ecuador produces 5% of the world production but it is responsible for 29% of banana export worldwide. Ecuador exports 75% of its production.

Did you know we share 50% of our DNA with the Banana

That is an amazing fact, and a reason to continue exploring the Human DNA.

Chimpanzees are of course more like humans, we share 95% of the DNA with them.

According to some scientists, we share 50% of the DNA, since Humans and Bananas both come from the tree of life.

Nothing better to finish than a Banana song


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