All About Bananas - More than Potassium
Bananas are the most beneficial yet ignorant of all fruits.Being loaded with potassium, Vitamin B and dietary fibre, they fight against insomnia & depression!
Banana, a magical fruit is loaded with Magnesium, Potassium and fibres, which provides multiple health benefits.
Right from solving depression, insomnia problems to losing weight, it has so much to offer us…
Top 10 Reasons To Eat A Banana
1. Eat bananas right after waking up; on empty stomach. They are rich in Tryptophan (an amino acid) and Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine); which helps in elevating mood.
2. Bananas can fight insomnia. Boil cut slices of bananas in water for 15mins and strain it; add cinnamon to it and drink one hour before sleeping. The Vitamin B6 helps in releasing serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps you relax and sleep better.
3. Eat a banana when you are stressed for an important meeting… Chuck your tea and grab a banana!
4. Being rich in fibres; it relives constipation.
Banana Relives Constipation
5. Bananas when eaten in morning; helps you reduce weight. After a long fast during sleep, the blood sugar levels fall and the fruit helps in maintaining the sugar levels instead of getting converted into fat.
6. Bananas are good source of prebiotic fibre; which is a good feed for human gut bacteria; thereby improving digestion and helping in fat oxidation.
To extend the shelf life of bananas, wrap the stem of the bananas with a plastic wrap.
Bananas for extended shelf life
7. When eaten in evening; helps weight gain banana. Potassium is needed for proper muscle build-up/working; hence advisable to the body-builders to consume a banana/banana shake; right after exercising.
8. A lot of women (mostly pregnant) suffer from muscle cramp in the night (calf muscle). This is due to the deficiency of potassium in the body, which can be supplied through banana.
9. Calcium is lost by most of us through urination. Banana is the counteract solution.
10. High levels of potassium in bananas is beneficial for high BP patients. Read more here.
Rich in Pottasium
Eat Well! Akansha Dalmia
Lead Nutrtional Writer, Time for Healthy Eating