Bananas are one of the best of fruits to eat as they are rich in potassium, antioxidant, fibre and some other nutrients. Small sized banana contain about 150 calories.
The following are the health benefits of banana:
1. Banana reduces high blood pressure
Keeping low intake of sodium is important to lower blood pressure, the intake potassium is just as important because of its vasodilation effects. High intake of potassium is linked with a 20% reduced risk of dying from all causes.
2. Bananas may help in weight loss
Study has not yet directly tested the effect of banana on weight loss. Consuming more fiber from fruits and vegetables like bananas are linked to lower body weight. Unriped bananas are loaded with starch resistant and may reduce your appetite.
3. Bananas are best source of vitamin B
The B6 vitamin from bananas is absorb easily and a small sized banana can provide approximately a quarter of your daily B6 vitamin needed. These B6 vitamin is good for women who are pregnant because it helps in the development of their baby.
4. Bananas also contains vitamin C
You can't link banana with vitamin C though a small sized banana provides approximately 10% of your vitamin C daily requirement.
Importance of vitamin C in the body
Vitamin C help to protect the body against tissue and cell impairment.
It helps to absorb iron better in the body. Collagen is produced in the body, the protein that holds the skin,bones and body together.
5. Bananas contains manganese
The manganese in banana is useful for the skin. A small sized banana provides about 13% manganese of your daily requirement.Manganese helps your body make collagen and prevents free radical damage to your skin and other cells.
6 Bananas Helps In Digestion
A medium banana provides approximately 10-12 percent of your daily fiber needs. The Health Promotion Board of Singapore recommends 20 g of dietary fiber daily for women and 26 g for men. In your health, soluble and insoluble fibers play an important role. Soluble fibers help your body control blood sugar levels and eliminate fatty substances like cholesterol. Insoluble fiber adds weight and softness to the stools, making regular bowel movements easier for you. This helps keep your intestines healthy and safe from harmful bacteria.