An excellent replacement for sweets.
Bananas help to regulate blood pressure, reduce bloating, increase the amount of energy, and fight certain types of cancer, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Browser.
To understand all the benefits and power of, nutritionists have talked about the benefits obtained by the body when consumed.
Contribute to building muscle
If after a workout muscle ache or growing fast enough, perhaps the body is not getting enough magnesium in your diet. Bananas are a good source. They help in reduction and muscle relaxation, as well as in protein synthesis, which in turn increases muscle mass.
In addition, the consumption of magnesium increases lipolysis, the process by which the body releases fat from its reserves.
Help the muscles recover faster
Bananas are the main source of potassium – an electrolyte that helps muscles recover after a workout, it enhances development and allows you to train more.
Maintain a good mood
Bananas contain 6% of the DV of vitamin B9 (folate), which can fight depression. It helps serotonin, causing a pleasant feeling, quickly penetrate into the brain.
In a study published in the “Indian journal of psychiatry,” suggests that in patients with depressed level of folate in the blood on average 25 % lower than in healthy people. Some doctors recommend to increase consumption folic acid those who are taking antidepressants to enhance their effect.
Reduce anxiety and stress
According to the doctor of medical Sciences Cassie Bjork, bananas also have tryptophan, the “serotonin precursor”, which is considered the most important chemical for the brain. It is a natural anti-depressant and can treat anxiety and insomnia, as well as such problems like fatigue, irritability, agitation, anger and aggression.
In addition, bananas contain norepinephrine, which affects the response “fight or flight”, helping to regulate stress.
Help regulate blood pressure
According to FDA (Management on control of products and drugs), the combination of low sodium intake with high potassium content is associated with minimal levels of arterial pressure and incidence of stroke in individuals and populations.
Given the fact that the banana stands out the ratio of potassium and sodium in its composition, it is officially recognised by the FDA as a product that can reduce the pressure and protect against heart attack or stroke.
A recent study showed that women who ate a banana twice daily as a snack before meals for 60 days reduced the bloating 50 %.
Increase the feeling of satiety
Unripe bananas are rich in so-called resistant starch, which literally resists the process of digestion. It nourishes healthy intestinal bacteria, which suppress appetite.
One study found that replacing only 5 percent of carbs a day source of resistant starch increases fat burning after a meal by 30 %. Because these bananas are a little bitter, you can add them to a smoothie with other fruits and vegetables to mask the taste.
Reduce the level of bad cholesterol
According to a study published in the journal of Nutrition, bananas contain phytosterols are compounds that can lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL). In addition, they have vitamin B6, which is important for almost everything: heart health, immunity, digestive and nervous system.
Improve the digestive system
Bananas are an excellent source of prebiotics – indigestible carbohydrates that serve as food for beneficial intestinal bacteria (probiotics) to improve digestion. They contain fructooligosaccharides, a group of molecules of fructose, which lead to better health of the gastrointestinal tract.
Maintain good bone health
Although bananas do not contain high amounts of calcium (less than 1% of the recommended daily value), they can contribute to better calcium absorption with prebiotic fructooligosaccharides.
Are a source of energy
The reason why marathon runners eat bananas before, during and after running, is that they are rich in glucose, the most easily digestible source of sugar, which provides optimal energy.
Protect from diseases
Bananas are rich in three different types of carotenoids (the provitamin A carotenoids, beta-carotene and alpha-carotene) that the body turns into vitamin a, which means that they protect against chronic diseases, including some cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Help the body to burn fat
A banana contains 12 milligrams of choline, a B vitamin that acts directly on genes that cause fat accumulation in the abdomen. It can also be found in lean meat, seafood and greens.
Support eye health
Bananas contain antioxidants and nutrients to eyes and skin. Beta-carotene is able to protect cells and repair damage at the cellular level. Vitamin E and lutein may reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
Help to detoxify body
Rich in pectin ripe bananas are a natural detox. Gelatinous fiber sticks to toxic substances in the blood and excretes them through the urine. Also, pectin can limit the amount of fat that is absorbed into the cells, and helps regulate blood sugar levels.