Bananas are among the most favorite fruits nowadays. Almost 96% of American households buy bananas at least once a month. An average person consumes 27 pounds of this fruit a year!
NOW THAT IS A LOT OF BANANAS!
People mostly don’t know which the health benefits of bananas are. They are abundant in the following vitamins and minerals: Vitamin C, potassium, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, iron and protein. Sugars found in this fruit are all natural fructose, glucose, and sucrose and they represent good sugars. They also contain significant levels of both catechin and dopamine, which are antioxidants.
You may not know this, but the riper the banana is, the higher the benefits it has. Black-spotted bananas are even healthier! According to some researches, they can help the body fight cancer!
“Japanese researchers have proven that ripe bananas [help] fight cancer. As your banana ripens, its antioxidant levels rise, strengthening your immune system and increasing your white blood cells! In fact, ripe bananas are eight times as effective as their younger green siblings when it comes to elevating the cancer-fighting potential of white blood cells.”
THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU EAT TWO BLACK-SPOTTED BANANAS A DAY FOR ONE MONTH!
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Potassium has an ability to lower blood pressure by balancing out the effects of salt. Our body needs a balance of both potassium and sodium so that it can keep our blood pressure at a healthy level.
In order to have a good heart health, we need the potassium, fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 found in this fruit. 49% lower risk of ischemic heart disease has been directly linked to potassium consumption of 4,069 mg a day, compared to those who only consumed about 1,000 mg. They are also extremely good because they also reduce the chance of having a stroke!
Their healthy compounds make bananas an excellent choice for people with diabetes. High-fiber diets improve insulin levels. Still, we need to record the carbohydrates found in this fruit carefully.
This fruit can fight diarrhea, heartburn, and constipation. They are an easy food to digest, but we should also know that 1% of those who suffer from acid reflux claim that bananas aggravate the problem, so they’re not good for everyone.
IMPROVED MOOD AND MEMORY
“This fruit might be the world’s most perfect brain food. By supplying nutrients essential for proper neurological functioning, this fruit helps the brain regulate mood and appetite while also supporting important cognitive functions like focus and memory.”