Why Should You Eat More Bananas?
There are tons of reasons to grab one of these healthy yellow snacks and here are a few:
1. Maintain Blood Pressure
It is well known that excessive salt intake and lack of potassium have an adverse effect on blood pressure. It is important to have adequate potassium in the blood and bananas are rich in it. Try incorporating a banana a day. This habit will help maintain blood pressure at an optimum level.
2. Help Depression
Bananas are high in Tryptophan in a form of proteins that activate the secretion of the hormone of well-being and happiness, Serotonin. Just one banana a day is enough to increase the level of this hormone. This hormone increasing is so effective, that you can actually begin to feel calm and happier within minutes.
3. Manage Stress
Stress causes your metabolism to speed up, which makes potassium levels to decline. Your metabolism controls the way your body absorbs and uses energy. You can achieve balance by consuming bananas because it contains an abundance of potassium and normalizes heart’s workload. Bananas also help regulate the optimal amount of water in the body.
4. Prevent Constipation
Bananas also contain pectin, a dietetic fiber which speeds up digestion and stimulates the removal of toxins from the body. Besides this, bananas also have probiotic properties and stimulate digestion, reduce flatulence and ease tension in the intestines due to constipation.
5. Manage PMS with Ease
Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, which has a beneficial effect on the level of glucose in the blood and it has been confirmed that vitamin B helps in relieving premenstrual symptoms. Bananas aid in reducing pain in the abdomen and waist, regulate mood swings and water retention in the body.
6. Hangover Relief
Last but certainly not least, if you’re feeling the pain from a night out drinking and suffering from a hangover, you can make a banana almond milkshake and sweeten it with a touch of honey. The fruit will calm your stomach and the honey will help normalize your blood sugar, and the almond milk will help rehydrate you.
So go ahead grab that banana, they only have about 89 calories, they're portable, wrapped, ready to eat!
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