This is Bananas


When you think of bananas you usu­ally think of bananas splits, shakes, and banana bread. How­ever, these magic fruits are more than just a tasty part of a dessert dish. Bananas are actu­ally full of needed vit­a­mins, fiber, and potas­sium. What does this do for us?

Increases Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Health

Potas­sium hap­pens to be an essen­tial min­eral that helps main­tain blood pres­sure and bananas have a whop­ping 478 mg of potas­sium. Hav­ing a banana a day can help pre­vent high blood pres­sure and pro­tect against the risk of atherosclerosis.

A study found in the Archives of Inter­nal Med­i­cine con­firms that high fiber foods, such as bananas, can decrease the risk of coro­nary heart dis­ease (CHD) by 12% and reduce car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease (CVD) by 11%


Sooths Stom­ach Ulcers

Bananas act as excel­lent antacids that pro­tect the stom­ach and sooth ulcers. Bananas pro­tect in two ways. First, sub­stances found in bananas acti­vate impor­tant cells that build up the stom­ach lin­ing. This process pro­duces a thick pro­tec­tive mucus bar­rier to pro­tect the stom­ach lin­ing from ulcers. Sec­ond, bananas have com­pounds called pro­tease inhibitors that tar­get bac­te­ria that have been known to cause stom­ach ulcers.

Great For Exercise

Bananas con­tain nat­ural sug­ars for sus­tained energy. They also con­tain a sat­is­fy­ing amount of fiber, and bananas are only 100 calo­ries. This gives you the energy you need for reg­u­lar amounts of exer­cise with­out load­ing you down with too many need­less calories.

The high amount of potas­sium in bananas increases your atten­tive­ness. It also acts to pre­vent mus­cle fatigue so your body can recover after a work out.

A Banana A Day Keeps the Doc­tor Away

These are only some of the amaz­ing health ben­e­fits that bananas can pro­vide In fact Jamaican Olympic Cham­pion, Yohan Blake, eat 16 bananas before a 100-meter dash. A banana a day would not be a bad idea in pro­mot­ing your over­all health.