10 Health benefits of Banana

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Health benefits of bananaBanana is one of the well known healthy fruits. It is also known as ‘kela’ in Hindi. It is packed with a number of nutrients, fiber, vitamins (vitamin A, B, B6, C and E), antioxidants and minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, calcium and zinc. It has sweet taste due to its natural sugar contents like fructose, sucrose and glucose. You can consume it in many ways like as fruit salad, juice, directly when it is ripe or you can also make its vegetable.

 

10 Health benefits of eating banana are:

Health benefits of banana

 

1. Constipation

Banana contain good amount of dietary fiber which helps in smooth bowel movements and gives relive from constipation. Fiber helps to bulk up stool and move bowel movements through your digestive tract. Thus it supports the proper functioning of our digesitive system.

 

2. Energy: 

Banana provides good amount of energy to your body. Banana contains balanced amount of natural sugar, soluble fiber and potassium which provides required energy throughout the day to your body. The carbohydrate content of banana gives immediate energy to your body.

 

3. Control blood pressure

Banana is a wonderful source of potassium, magnesium and calcium and it is found that they help in lowering the high blood pressure and keeps your blood pressure under control.

 

4. Anemia

Banana is rich in iron which helps to increase the red blood cells in your blood thereby helps to treat Anemia. It helps to reduce the symptoms of Anemia like fatigue, headache, fever and shortness of breath.

 

5. Eye health

Banana is a wonderful source of antioxidant compounds and minerals that help to improve your eye health. It helps to lower the risk of macular degeneration, cataracts and other eye related problems.

Health benefits of banana

6. Weight loss: 

Bananas are wonderful source of vitamins and fiber, and have low fat content. The fiber helps to keep your appetite feeling full for long time and vitamins boost up your metabolism. The natural sugar in banana will hold back you to eat something sweet. Thus it is one of the best choices when you want to lose weight.

 

7. Lowers cholesterol

Bananas are rich in soluble fiber like pectin and it is found that it helps to lower the bad cholesterol level (LDL cholesterol) without effecting good cholesterol level (HDL cholesterol).

 

 

8. Weight gain

Banana also helps to gain weight when consumed with milk. Bananas are easily digested and give instant energy to your body. When you eat banana with milk, your body will get essential protein and sugar. This will give additional calories to your body, required for weight gain.

 

9. Rich in vitamin B6: 

Bananas are packed with vitamin B6 which is necessary for hemoglobin in your blood. It also helps to strengthen your immune system and maintain your blood sugar level properly. So eat one banana daily to fulfil your body’s vitamin B6 requirement.

 

 

10. Fight cancer: 

Bananas contain good amount of antioxidants and dietary fiber. They help to reduce the risk of cancer, especially bowel cancer. Banana helps to boost up your immunity and combat cancer cell changes.

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