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Nutrition Tips: The Value Of Banana Nutrition

Updated on May 12, 2011

Banana Nutrition Facts

The banana is a simple fruit but inside the yellow peel is a valuable source of healthy nutrition. The banana contains about 100 calories, zero grams of fat and 3 grams of dietary fiber. The banana is a rich source of potassium which is a vitamin that our bodies need to be healthy. Potassium makes our body organs function properly and keeps the cells and tissues in tip top working order.

Bananas are an exceleent source of natural vitamins and minerals. The natural benefits of banana nutrition include:

Bananas increase energy levels. This nutritional fruit is filled with fiber, carbohydrates and natural sugars. Eating a banana will give you an energy boost if you are feeling tired. After a workout, a banana is a great way to relieve tiredness.

Bananas build strong bones. The natural ingredients in bananas enable the body to absorb calcium at a healthy level. Keeping bananas in your diet will keep the bones at optimum strength.

Bananas promote good digestion and aid against developing ulcers. Bananas contain a natural antacid that is effective against stomach acid. Eating a banana protects the lining of the stomach so it will help in preventing heartburn.

Bananas regulate bowel movements. Bananas promote water absorption in the body which keeps the colon working properly. Bananas also contain pectin which keeps things moving smoothly in the bowels.

Bananas may be protective against cancer. Bananas have a high level of natural antioxidants which are thought to fight against cancer causing cells.

Bananas promote cardiovascular health. The potassium in bananas regulates blood pressure and keeps the blood circulating smoothly. These two factors are beneficial in achieving good heart health.

Recipes With Bananas

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Ten Tips On How To Get More Healthy Banana Nutrition In Your Diet:

  1. Slice bananas on top of your breakfast cereal.
  2. Keep a banana when you’re on the go for a quick pick me up.
  3. Make a banana smoothie.
  4. Roll a banana in chocolate and nuts and freeze for a delicious treat.
  5. Add mashed bananas to baked recipes such as bread, muffins or cake.
  6. Fry bananas with a little brown sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Substitute bananas as a natural sweetener.
  8. Add bananas to pancake batter.
  9. Make fruit kabobs with bananas and other kinds of fruit.
  10. Slice bananas on top of a peanut butter sandwich for a healthy snack.

Banana Nutrition and Other Resources

The nutritional tip here is to make bananas part of your diet. Banana nutrition will make you feel better and stay healthy. It can help you naturally lose weight if you substitute bananas for unhealthy foods that you may eat throught the day. Instead of grabbing some chips eat a banana. Instead of having a milkshake, have a banana smoothie. Little tips like these will go a long way in healthy eating. For more information on diet and nutrition you can also check out the following:

Best Weight Loss Tips

A B C's of Vitamin Use

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      Alyssa R 6 years ago

      Bananas are the best - just read a post on these paleo/caveman pancakes and bananas would be a great addition to them - http://www.cavemandietblog.com/caveman-pancakes/

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      Tina Siuagan 6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Interesting hub!

      I have heard how banana worked wonders for so many people. I personally eat it when am weak and don't know whether it is caused by hunger or whatsoever. But a piece of banana does the trick. Also, my cousin who happens to be an athlete, says that eating a banana thirty minutes to an hour BEFORE and AFTER physical activity is helpful because it aids the skeletal muscle to function better. This is attributed to the potassium contained in a banana. Such electrolyte is important in muscle contraction. :)

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      Melanie Munn 8 years ago

      I love bananas for their potassium levels and also their delicious taste!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Lot to be said about the banana. Nice hub.

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      thevoice 8 years ago from carthage ill

      great hub well informed write

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