When eating healthier I always add bananas to my diet. I know they are good for me and can be filling inbetween meals. What I didn’t know was just how many benefits came from eating bananas.
Bananas Are Full Of Healthy Nutrients
It’s one of the most eaten fruits in the world and for good reason. Bananas are full of nutrients. They contain the following:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamic C
Bananas Help With Digestion
A single banana can have as much as 10% of your daily fiber, making them a great fiber source.
The body uses fiber to get rid of fats such as cholesterol as well as giving you more regular bowel movements.
Bananas Are Good For Your Heart And Blood Pressure
Potassium helps to maintain your heart and blood pressure. Your average banana has around 10% of your daily potassium needs and has low sodium levels, this combination is a huge benefit to your blood pressure.
Bananas are also a great source of magnesium which is also important for your hearts health.
Bananas Can Help With Depression
Serotonin is a key factor in mood balance, it is believed low serotonin levels can lead to depression. Due to a high level of tryptophan, which the body converts to serotonin, bananas can help with depression or low moods.
Bananas Help With Weight Loss
Bananas give the sence of feeling full, which reduces the chances of overeating while being low in calories and fat. If you are on a diet or watching what your eating, these can be great for snacks between meals. Thats why they are on my Low syn treats post.
Bananas Can Be Great For Exercise
There are three different natural sugars in banana, glucose, fructose and sucrose. These are fat free sources of energy which makes them a top choice for before and after exercise.
The Benefits Of Eating Bananas Are Huge!!
The benefits of eating bananas really are huge and they are so easy to add to your diet. They can be eaten raw as snacks, added to another snack or meal such as yogurt or cereal or you can also cook with them.
Do You Eat A Lot Of Bananas?
Let me know if you feel the benefits from eating bananas, or how you like to best eat them in the comments below.