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7 Wonderful Benefits Of Banana: How To Include The Fruit In Your Daily

 

An instant energy booster,  is one fruit that is commonly available across the globe. In India, it is given much importance where various regional cuisines use it in making sinful desserts – , and , to name a few. The  too is not left behind. Cut into smaller chunks or thinly sliced using a mandolin, it gets used up in making wafers, subzis, , pakoras, and the famous curries of Kerala such as  and . If you travel towards the East and the Northeast, you will come across it in the local breakfast cereal, known as jolpan in Assam, which usually contains puffed or sticky rice mixed with curd and , and topped with banana pieces. It is a common feature in menus, and it is definitely with good reason. It provides you instant energy to kickstart your day, and is said to be very good for the stomach. Most natural home remedies in India circling around an upset stomach, call for using bananas as a remedy along with a few other ingredients. There are umpteen benefits of banana that is should make you include the sweet and delicious fruit in your diet today itself. A single piece of banana is said to contain only 90 calories, which also makes it a great (and healthy) snack to munch on rather than sugar loaded goodies or deep-fried treats. Carry one in your bag, and you will be thanking your stars whenever a sudden hunger pang grips you.
A look into the nutritional breakdown of bananas and it reveals the following: per 100 grams, it contains 0.3 gm total fat, zero cholesterol, 1 mg salt, about 360 mg potassium, 2.6 gm dietary fiber, 12 gm sugar and 1.1 gm protein.

If you still need reasons as to why you must include bananas in your diet, here are incredible benefits of eating banana:
1. High Fibre Content

Banana is loaded with , both soluble and insoluble. The soluble fiber has the tendency to slow down digestion and keep you feeling full for a longer time. Which is why bananas are often included in a breakfast meal so that you can start about your day without having to worry about the next meal.

2. Heart Health

High fibre foods are said to be good for the heart. According to a study done by University of Leeds in UK, increasing the consumption of such as bananas can lower the risk of both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary  (CHD).

3. Ease in Digestion

According to Ayurveda, banana has a sweet and sour taste. The sweet taste is said to bring about a sense of heaviness but the sour taste is known to stimulate agni (the digestive juices), thereby supporting and helping in building up metabolism.

4. Powerhouse of Nutrients

Banana is a heavyweight when it comes to nutrition. It is loaded with essential  and minerals such as potassium,  manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. These all contribute to the proper functioning of the body and keeping you healthy.
5. High Source Of Potassium

The high content of  in bananas makes it a super fruit. This mineral is known for its numerous health benefiting properties – it helps in regulating , blood pressure, and keeps the brain alert. So make sure you add bananas to your daily to keep your heart and brain healthy, plus for more stabled blood pressure.

6. Blood Pressure
It is a known fact that  is the culprit when it comes to high . Bananas have low salt content and high potassium content, and these properties contribute to making it an ideal for those undergoing this condition. But make sure you consult your nutritionist or doctor before you add it o your diet.
7. Helps Fight Anaemia

Due to the high  content in bananas, they are good for those suffering from anaemia. Anaemia is a condition where there is a decrease in the number of red blood cells or haemoglobin in the blood. This leads to fatigue, shortness of breath, and paleness. But, as we always say that moderation is the key.

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20 Comments

  1. Reply

    One of my favourite fruits

  2. Reply

    Nice ,thanks for sharing

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    Very interesting

  4. Reply

    This is really good and interesting to know

  5. Reply

    I really love that fruit

  6. Reply

    Good to know

  7. Reply

    Thanks for the update

  8. Reply

    Wow

  9. Reply

    Wonderful indeed

  10. Reply

    Interesting thanks for the information

  11. Reply

    Thanks for sharing

  12. Reply

    Nice
    Thanks for sharing

  13. Reply

    Good to know

  14. Reply

    good one

  15. Reply

    Good

  16. Reply

    Thanks for sharing this update

  17. Reply

    Good

  18. Reply

    Very interesting

  19. Reply

    I love bananas

  20. Reply

    Awesome

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