Even though we all know that bananas are very healthy, we often change them for some more fruit we think is better. According to this, we can say that bananas are not given enough credit for their nutritious properties. It is a fact that bananas are very healthy and tasty fruit and provides our body with all the nutrients it needs. Bananas are full with nutrients, fiber, vitamins, all-natural sugar such as fructose and sucrose. Because of this fact, consuming bananas regularly will keep you healthy and protect your body.
People from the United States are the number-one consumers of bananas. They eat more bananas a year compared to apples and oranges together. All of us buy bigger quantity of bananas to eat during the week. Firstly, when we buy bananas, they are yellow and spotless, but later they get darker as they start to be ripe. Dark spots appear on the peel of bananas and they get more spots and browner until the whole banana is brown. People usually throw away the brown banana thinking that it is not good for eating and that it is rotten, because most fruits turn brown when they are rotten.
This is not the case with the bananas, the more brown spots it has, the riper it is and it contains more TNF. TNF is actually a Tumor Necrosis factor, which has a beneficial effect with cancer and helps fight abnormal cells in the body. TNF has a special task, to help in the communication of cells in the immune system and leads them to the infected and inflamed areas in the body. It Expects to have confirmed that the TNF from bananas can prevent the tumor cells from growing and spreading in order to stop cell death or apoptosis. Besides containing TNF ripe bananas also contain high levels of antioxidants which, actually boost the immune system and increase the white blood cells. So it is highly recommended to consume ripe bananas and not to throw them away, as it will provide more energy and improve your health.
Besides all these beneficial reasons for eating bananas here, are some more health benefits that bananas have that you should know.
1. Blood pressure
Bananas have the power to lower blood pressure and help the body against stroke and heart attack due to their low level of sodium and the high level of potassium.
Bananas give the body the dietary iron that it needs, which is crucial for the red blood cells and the production of hemoglobin. The intake of the dietary iron gives strengthens the blood supply.
Bananas can also help with depression due to the fact that they contain high level of tryptophan, which is converted in serotonin in our body. Serotonin helps people relax, improve the mood and makes people feel happy. This way people feel greater and overcome depression.
4. Nerves or PMS
Bananas have a very beneficial property when you are feeling stressed out. Bananas contain high levels of vitamin B and decrease the high levels of blood sugar. Vitamin B is very good for the nerves in order to calm you and cheer you up when you are not in a good mood.
Bananas contain natural anti-acid property and can help in case of heartburn and acid reflux. Only one banana can instantly calm the heartburn feeling.
Bananas give your body extra energy, which can last for more than one hour. Numerous helpful ingredients boost the energy such as vitamins, glycemic carbohydrates and minerals. They also contain potassium, which can prevent muscle cramps.
7. Temperature control
Bananas have a cooling effect on your body and lower the body temperature if you consume it on a hot day. It can also help with fever.
People are worried about what they should or shouldn’t eat when they have stomach ulcers, because some food can lead to pain. Bananas are safe to eat in this case, due to their smooth, soft and mushy texture which, coats the stomach lining and prevents corrosive acids and irritation.
Bananas are well known for their helpful property of helping with constipation. This is mainly because they are full with fiber, which helps the regular bowel movements and leads to natural relief for constipation.