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7 Health Benefits Found In Bananas

Updated on July 21, 2015

You probably see bananas all the time, used in many recipes or other purposes, but do you know what benefits you can actually get from a banana? Listed below are 7 advantages that come from eating this fruit.

Stronger Bones

Bananas contain nondigestive carbohydrates that help the body absorb calcium more efficiently, and of course the good sources of calcium in bones, lead to stronger and healthier bones, which is beneficial to performing everyday functions.

Digestive Health

Bananas contain a great source of fiber which helps keep digestion regular and well balanced. The sources of potassium is also good for having a regular digestive system by having food move through the system smoothly.

Weight Loss

Bananas are great for weight loss. Bananas can satisfy appetites because they are so filling. Bananas are also a great snack to have before or after a workout because bananas keep blood sugar at a balanced level while working out. It is a great substitute for a sugary sports drink. The natural sugars are much better for the human body.

Eye Care And Vision

Bananas have amounts of vitamin A, which protects eyesight and improves vision during the day and night. Bananas prevent blurry vision as well. Eating this fruit is a great way to naturally keep eyes healthy.

Healthy Heart

Bananas have good sources of potassium and are low in sodium, which regulates blood flow and reduces the risk of seizures, which of course makes a healthy heart. The potassium keeps the heart healthy, functioning and regulates blood pressure.

Regulates Blood Pressure

The potassium in bananas aids in regulating blood pressure by having sodium leave the body more efficiently, creating lower blood pressure, which is good for the heart. This decreases the risk of having a stroke.

Healthier Hair

This may seem rather odd, but instead of eating a banana for healthier hair, you can also directly place it on your hair and scalp. Bananas can be used in natural conditioners to make hair healthier. This fruit can be used to decrease dandruff and moisturize dry hair and scalp. It will not only make your hair stronger and healthier, but it will make it more sleek and shiny.

So now you know the healthy advantages that come with eating a banana. Please feel free to leave any questions and/or comments below!

© 2015 Erin Lindeman


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