I’m a big fan of bananas because I know how healthy they are! Bananas are not only a tasty treat, but they are also a perfect pre-run snack and mid-afternoon energy boost. Check out some of the health benefits of bananas.
1. Prevent cancer
Japanese scientists have found that ripe bananas contain a natural chemical that can help to prevent different forms of cancer. The riper the bananas the better anti-cancer quality is, because the anti-cancer chemical content increases when the bananas ripen.
2. Reduce high blood pressure
Do you know that eating two bananas a day has been proven to reduce your high blood pressure? That’s because bananas are high in potassium. This is one of the most amazing benefits of bananas you need to know. They are really a super healthy food!
3. They are a great vegan source of vitamin B6
For healthy nerve tissue an adult woman should get about 1.3 milligrams of pyridoxine, or Vitamin B6, every day. But almost all sources of this vitamin are from animal proteins, and what should you do if you are a vegan girl? Don’t worry, eat bananas, they are a great vegan source of vitamin B6.
4. Help you to relax and de-stress
Need to unwind and relax? Then eat bananas! They help you relax and de-stress. Depression can also be regulated by eating bananas as they contain tryptophan, a protein that your body converts into serotonin.
5. They are good pre-workout fuel source
Bananas are great pre-workout fuel source, because they contain potassium to prevent muscle cramps. They also provide all the energy you will need to work out. The carbs in bananas are both the long-burning and slow-burning type, that’s why before your next workout, eat a banana!
6. They are very sweet
I don’t eat junk and I have an insatiable sweet tooth, so my healthy choice is bananas. They are actually my favorite sweet treat! Bananas are so sweet, because most of its calories come from sugar (natural sugar, but not processed added sugar!), and because they are packed with some other nutrients.
7. They are easy to digest
The reason why bananas are included in the “tummy trouble” BRAT diet is that they are easy to digest. Bananas are packed with electrolytes that may be depleted if you are suffering from some stomach troubles, and they can help with vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation.
Now when you have learned some of all the health benefits of bananas, will you start adding them into your diet? Or, maybe you’re already a big fan of bananas, so why do you like them? Do you know any other amazing benefits of bananas? Share your thoughts, please!