A lot of us eat #banana but are not aware of its very healthy benefits. A #good meal accompanied with a finger or two of banana is regarded as highly beneficial not only to the body but essentially, the #heart.
The banana is scientifically proven to be naturally blessed with high #vitamin C and #Potassium content #two nutrients the heart require to function optimally.
Studies have indeed shown that a first type of cardiovascular benefit from bananas is related to their potassium content. Bananas are a good source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal #blood pressure and #heart function.
Since one medium-sized banana contains a whopping 400-plus mg of potassium, the inclusion of bananas in your routine meal plan may help to prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis.
For instance, the National Academy of Sciences, notes that diets rich in potassium and low in sodium may reduce your risk of high blood pressure and stroke. At about 400mg per finger, Bananas are an excellent source of potassium.
The Food and Drug Administration also says diets rich in fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6. According to the American Heart Association, B vitamins helps in the break down homocysteine—an amino acid that at high levels is related to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
Similarly, Bananas are a fascinating fruit in terms of their carbohydrate and sugar content.
Even though bananas are a fruit that tastes quite sweet when ripe—containing 14-15 grams of total sugar—bananas receive a rating of low in their glycemic index (GI) value. GI measures the impact of a food on our blood sugar. This low GI value for bananas is most likely related to two of their carbohydrate-related qualities.
Some people actually think bananas are for monkeys but this isn’t true as bananas are really good source for aiding human metabolism.
Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients among several other values.
Source: Daily Independent
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