A Banana a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

26 Mar

Why not? When you compare a banana to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.  It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to treat depression, make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels to combat irritability and sleeplessness.

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to reduce the risk of stress, blood pressure and stroke.

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives. The banana is also used against other intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness.  It has a natural antacid effect in the body that soothes ulcer, heartburn or hangover.

Even the banana skin can be used at reducing swelling and irritation from mosquito bites. The skin is also known to cure warts and pimples. The peels make an amazing fertilizer for your garden.

Knowing the banana health benefits and the other positive things that bananas can be used for will likely give you a new appreciation for this popular fruit. So, carry them with you whenever you are in a hurry…


Posted by on 03/26/2011 in Blogs


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3 responses to “A Banana a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

  1. Lola

    03/27/2011 at 4:41 am

    I can attest to the truth that banana is very beneficial to the body. I always see to it that I eat a banana every day.

  2. JustaGuy

    03/27/2011 at 5:46 am

    Banana is the fruit that I eat because it’s there and I like it. I always have it at home. There are a lot more reasons now why I should have it on my shopping list all the time.

  3. Mama Mia

    03/27/2011 at 4:54 pm

    I’m a big fan of bananas. I bake banana muffin and bread, make banana sundae, banana shake, banana cue, turon, halu-halo, ginatan, add on cereals, etc.


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