Banana Power – Not Only Nutrition
I always knew bananas provide quick instant boosts of energy when ateen, it is the perfect food for people on the run. It has natural sugars; sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. 2 bananas = 90 minutes strenuous workout, it is athletes' favorite food choice.
But, this fruit can cure illnesses and improve symptoms? That's something new!
Bananas contains the protein tryptophan which converts into serotonin when absorbed by the body. That improves one's mood by helping the mind to relax and improve overall feeling good. Coincidentally, the vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels and calms PMS syndromes effectively. A natural mood enhancer, it actually steels the condition of seasonal affective disorder sufferers.
Naturally high in iron, bananas stimulate the growth of blood hemoglobin to lessen the effects of anemia. High in potassium and low in salt, it is ideal to lower blood pressure and maintaining alertness. It normalize heart palpitations, oxidize the brain and regulates the body's fluid balance. When stressed, our potassium level reduces and a banana snack will correct the condition. Studies have shown that a regular diet of bananas reduces death by stroke by as much as 40%.
A natural laxative being high in fiber richness, a natural antacid, it soothes heartburns and all that natural sugars help ease morning sickness. It's soft and smooth texture allows it to be eaten raw without distracting chronic intestinal ulcers by neutralizing excess acidity and reducing irritation to intestinal walls with the coating the stomach lining. The vitamin B6 and B12, potassium and magnesium also helps tobacco users wanting to quit by helping the body to recover from nicotine withdrawal effects.
Bananas is also great news for people in high-pressure jobs who fed panic-induced food cravings with high carbonhydrate foods to control their blood sugar levels. Drop the potato chips, eat a banana!
Only good for internal usages? Think again! Rub the inside of a banana skin on the area of your skin where there's mosquito bites. It brings swelling and irritation. Have warts? Try taping a piece of banana skin, yellow side out, over the said abrasion.
And Lastly, cure a hangover quickly, do up a banana milkshake sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach, the honey make up for depleted blood sugar levels and the milk soothes and rehydrates the body system.
Compared to an apple, bananas have four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron and rich in potassium, among others.
You do the maths.