After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.


According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.


Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.


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


This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.


200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.


High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.


One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.


Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.


Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.


Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.


The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.


Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it 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.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’


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  1. La Toya H. Edwards says

    I have always loved bananas. My fav fruit and I eat at least 1 each day. Glad to read of its many benefits!

  2. Wanda Denis says

    That's why I've been eating them all my life and I made sure my kids love em Also one thing I hate to see is when dome one throws out one because it has a little bit of freckles or a lil browThats when their st their sweetest if u don't wanna eat it whole. Then just mix it in pancake or waffle batter or smoothie. Yummm the sweetest best taste. So people don't throw that banana out enjoy its power!!!

  3. says

    Not at all… although plantains and bananas are related, they are consumed very differently. They do not have the same health benefits; while ripe plantains can be eaten raw, green ones cannot. Nor can unripe "cooking bananas" that more resemble a typical banana.

  4. says

    I guess I'm gonna have to take back what I said below… I might've been confused about what I heard from a nutritionist; I just saw the breakdown of the nutritional value of one medium plantain; looks extremely similar to a "reg." banana. Learn something new everyday. I guess I misunderstood the explanation yrs. ago; since the cooking prep & taste of each is so vastly different, I assumed they had different nutritional values.

  5. says

    If you have bananas that are about to go bad (really soft and brown), peel them and freeze them in a zip lock. Then, when you are ready to make your smoothie, add the frozen banana. It is like adding ice and stays really sweet.

  6. says

    My grandfather is 96 years old and in fairly good condition for his age he eats Bananas like its a drug now we know why. He still remembers all his children, grandchildren and great grands now the great greats he may not know there names but he knows whose child it is. My mother eats them as well. Glad to see this article even though my parents eat banana a lot i never realized the great impact it has on our health.

  7. Tammy Caplinger Wilbanks says

    Does anyone know if too many bananas would cause your blood sugar to raise to much if you have diabetes? ?? My dad eats 3 a day to help with his cramping…he cramps in his legs and around his rib cage… but have noticed his sugar is running high

  8. Dianne Clanton says

    They left out the part about helping regenerate cells to help fight cancer…the more spots on the banana, the better it is for you.

  9. says

    But seriously, what Greg James said. What you know as a banana today is actually genetically engineered by us, humans. The original banana "made by god" died off from disease, and is forever lost/extinct. SOOOOOOOOOOOO good try, but no.

  10. Lucid Meaghan Dhabolt says

    Tell that to the children who die because their parents don't believe in chemotherapy :-P.

  11. Simone D'Cunha says

    I mean to say… Haha. The riper the banana the more sugary it gets. So you might be better rating them a bit green;)

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