The Many Health Benefits of Bananas

Health Benefits of Bananas

A highly convenient and healthy snack food, bananas are chock full of vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and more. Considered to be one of the healthiest fruits available at the supermarket, and one of the most popular, many consider bananas to be the perfect fruit due to its high number of nutrients. Eating bananas daily, in moderation, has an array of health benefits, making it beneficial to eat this terrific fruit every day.

While bananas are a healthy snack, remember to eat them in moderation, along with a balanced diet. If you eat an excessive amount, it can lead to sleepiness, headaches, and can even cause tooth decay. Take a look at some of the health benefits of bananas.

•One of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6 is bananas. In fact, a medium-sized banana can provide roughly a quarter of your daily requirements for B6. Best of all, B6 from bananas is easily absorbed in the body and can keep your nervous system healthy. Vitamin B6 can also help you produce red blood cells, metabolize amino acids, metabolize fats and carbs, as well as help remove toxins from your kidneys and liver.
• You probably think that eating solid food can’t help keep you hydrated, but bananas can aid in hydration. This is because of the nutrient content of bananas and the fact that they are high in potassium. Potassium helps regulate the balance of fluids and electrolytes in your body.
• If you are looking for the perfect pre-workout fuel, bananas are one of the best foods you can eat before you work out. Bananas help curb hunger, and are great for energy and helping to enhance athletic performance. Luckily bananas are an easy snack to throw in your gym bag.
• Bananas contain filling fiber, and they also contain prebiotics, making bananas good for your gut. A type of fermentable fiber, prebiotics helps the good bacteria found in your stomach thrive. Having a well-balanced gut with beneficial bacteria can help aid in weight loss, improve digestion, and even help with your overall immunity.
• Bananas are also excellent as a post-work snack. A study published in the journal PLOS One in 2018 discovered that bananas could play an active role in reducing exercise-induced inflammation and post-workout muscle soreness. Just make sure you eat one within a half an hour after working out.
• If you are looking to curb your appetite, reach for a banana. Banana’s do a tremendous job-fighting hunger due to the amount of fiber that is contained in a banana. Fiber is able to slow down digestion, which can help you feel fuller for longer. So if you need a light snack to hold you over, or need some assistance with losing weight, reach for a banana.

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