5 banana health benefits
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5 banana health benefits

Bananas are a rich source of powerful antioxidants.

5 banana health benefits

This article is a replug on National Banana Day 2022 in the US. 

Banana is one fruit that is available throughout the year. This fibre-rich fruit contains potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin c, magnesium, copper, manganese and even protein.

Pectin, a kind of fibre in bananas gives it a spongy structure. Pectin and resistant starch in bananas help in regulating blood sugar after meals and also help in reducing appetite since it is filling in nature. This, in turn, can help you with weight loss.

Jinal Shah, a Delhi-based nutritionist says, "Bananas can be consumed as an effective pre-workout snack. You can also have it in the morning with your breakfast or snack on it to beat in-between meal hunger pangs."

Reasons to eat bananas regularly

1. Mood uplifter

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Bananas, like many other fruits, are a rich source of powerful antioxidants. The likes of dopamine and catechins in bananas can help in boosting your mood. These antioxidants also help in offering protection from damage caused by free radicals in the body.

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2. Acidity preventer

Not just acidity, but bananas can help in reducing constipation as well. The fibre content in bananas comes as an aid for digestion. Bananas are also a low-acid fruit, which can be beneficial for people who get acid reflux frequently. Fibre-rich bananas can be beneficial for strengthening the overall digestive system.

3. Powerhouse of nutrients

Bananas are heavyweight when it comes to nutrition. It is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. These all contribute to the proper functioning of the body and keeping you healthy.

4. Blood Pressure

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

5. High Source Of Potassium

The high content of potassium in bananas makes it a super fruit. This mineral is known for its numerous health benefiting properties - it helps in regulating heartbeat, blood pressure, and keeps the brain alert.

So, whip a banana custard, put a few slices on pancakes or choose a banana bread. Make sure you add bananas to your daily to keep your heart and brain healthy, plus for more stabled blood pressure. Stay healthy and fit!