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5 science-proved health benefits of bananas

Do you like eating bananas? I hope, for the sake of your health that the answer is yes but if you don’t like them i advice you to stay with us because in this article we will tell you why bananas are good for your health (science based facts) and why you should consider adding them to your daily diet plan among other veggies and fruits.

First of all they taste good, gosh, for me they are divine, and each one contain several essential nutrients and vitamins and provide benefits for digestive system, heart health and weight loss. Among others one medium size banana gives you:

  • 9% of your daily Potassium RDI (Recommended Daily Intake)
  • 33% of your Vitamin B6 RDI
  • 11% of your Vitamin C RDI
  • 10% of Cooper RDI
  • 8% of Magnesium RDI
  • 14% of Manganese RDI
  • 24 grams of net carbs
  • 3.1 grams of fibre
  • 1.3 grams of protein

And let me explain you the roles that some of the above have, for example Vitamin B6 helps your body to produce new red blood cells by stimulating a very important process at the core of your cells, also helps metabolise carbohydrates and amino acids as well as removing unwanted chemicals from your liver and kidneys. Nevertheless B6 vitamin is good for pregnant women as it helps the fetus meets it development needs.

Manganese on the other hand boost your body collagen production and protects your skin and other cells against free radical damage. The 9% of Potassium present in a medium banana helps your body maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure without the need of medicines and because are low in sodium they will help you control high blood pressure, thing that is amazing nowadays when a big percentage of the world population is diagnosed daily with the disease.

And since they are rich in pectin and resistant starch (unripened ones) bananas help moderates blood sugar levels and also reduce your appetite by slowing the emptying of your stomach. In other words after you eat them you will not feel so hungry as you would feel after a hamburger or a hot dog, let’s say.

When talking about the weight loose and the bananas role in it i can tell one science proved fact, bananas contain only natural sugars like sucrose also fructose and glucose, sugars that feeds you with cholesterol-free source of energy. That makes them ideal for breakfast in your muesli pot, as a midday snack or before and after sports. You don’t believe me? Just watch a tennis match and you will see that every players eats from a banana during their game and they do that because of what i said before, the fat free energy source.

So, even if you put yourself out of the bananas way try not to do that with your kids, let them enjoy this magic fruit because they will need all of those vitamins and mineral above listed. Give them to eat at least one every 2 days, among other fruits and vegetables and tell them about all this benefits. It’s better if they will hear it from you instead of their class teacher.