I like to get my banana early in the morning. I do that either in a smoothie (mixing banana with milk, honey, and some other fruits is a great way to start the day), or by eating fresh bananas some half an hour after I wake up.
Like most people, I knew that bananas are healthy, tasty and a nice way to begin the day. But what I didn’t know is that bananas are much more than just that.
There are numerous health benefits that you get from eating bananas, so why ignore this cheap and tasty fruit. And after all, even Minions love it.
Let’s start with something that most of us experience on a daily basis, and that is morning sickness. Bananas are sugary food, and they help maintain your blood sugars at a normal level, which results with prevention from morning sickness.
Another issue that some of us are faced on a daily basis. I know people that cannot start thinking about anything else until they go to the toilet in the morning, and some even experience problems with it.
Well, if you want to regulate your toilet routine and avoid constipation, bananas are a nice way to do it. Loaded with fiber, bananas stimulate a regular bowel movement.
We are getting into the nerve and brain benefits of eating a banana. There have been studies that shown that eating bananas can relieve the symptoms that people are experiencing from depression.
The reason is simple, bananas contain high amounts of tryptophan, an ingredient that later turns into serotonin, and we all know we need our serotonin. It is a crucial neurotransmitter that helps our body relax, boosts our mood and helps with overcoming depression. So, go bananas!
Another benefit of eating bananas every day is that your nerves will be calmed down. Bananas contain B vitamins, a group of vitamins that relax and calm the nervous system.
To calm down, scientists recommend one banana per two hours during working and office hours to keep your nervous system at bay, as well as control blood sugar levels.
Another study, conducted at a Twickenham school in England found out that eating this tasty yellow fruit boosts brain power.
The participants in the study ate a banana during their two main meals (breakfast and lunch) and their break between, and the results showed students score better results on their exams.
Few people know this, but bananas are actually a rich source of iron, the mineral that stimulates the production of red blood cells.
Consuming two bananas per day can greatly increase your hemoglobin levels and prevent anemia from even happening.
The female section of our readers will be glad to know that eating bananas vastly improves mood during PMS. The reason again traces back to the vitamin B6, which regulates blood sugar levels and improves the mood.
Almost everyone knows that this yellow fruit is rich in potassium. However, few people know that bananas are also low in sodium.
The combination is perfect for healthy blood pressure, as the fruit lowers your blood pressure, and thus so, is the perfect prevention for strokes.
In some Asian countries, namely Thailand, bananas have been used as a natural cure for higher temperature for centuries. The fruit is used to lower the temperature of future mothers.
Bananas are an even better choice for lowering temperature than apples (the common choice in western countries) since it contains four times more protein, three times more phosphorus, two times more carbs, and five times more iron and vitamin A.
Talk about a natural healthy bomb.
Bananas are also used as a natural remedy for intestinal issues thanks to their ability to coat the lining of our stomach. Bananas reduce over-acidity and irritation in our stomach.
If you have had few drinks more than usual the previous night, a banana milkshake is your perfect cure.
Add some honey and milk to the milkshake, and you will feel better in a matter of minutes.
The combination will soothe your stomach, all while increasing your blood sugar levels.
For those of you with sensitive skin, this is where you’ll wish you had a banana right this moment. One banana can soothe the symptoms caused by heartburn as the tasty fruit has natural antacid properties.
Most people reach for some cream or lotion when they experience mosquito bites. But bananas are much more effective, and even better, natural remedy for mosquito bites.
You need to rub the inside of the banana into your affected area, and you will feel relief from swelling and irritation instantly.