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You may have eaten this sweet fruit yet have not discovered that this super food have powers to improve your heart health, eye health and more.
Here are some reasons why you should add banana to your daily diet
Bananas are rich in a mineral electrolyte called potassium.When potassium enters your body, it absorbs directly into your bloodstream through intestinal walls. Potassium travels around to cells all over your body and dissolves the fluid inside of cells. It travels across cell membranes if needed to keep fluid balanced in and around cells. This process keeps electricity flowing throughout your system, which is required to make your heart beat.
In addition, bananas contain antioxidant flavonoids that have also been associated with a significant decrease in the risk of heart disease.
Pectin and Resistant starch found in bananas slows down the absorption of the sugar from the banana into your bloodstream. Bananas also rank low to medium on the glycemic index, which is a measure (from 0–100) of how quickly foods increase blood sugar levels.The glycemic value of unripe bananas is about 30, while ripe bananas rank at about 60. The average value of all bananas is 51.
Bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body. It acts as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients. In addition, bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhea.
It can be helpful in overcoming depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which the body converts to serotonin, the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. Serotonin may be the most important brain chemical because it’s a natural anti-depressant and can treat, anxiety and insomnia, as well as other mood issues such as fatigue, irritability, agitation, anger, and aggression.
Lutein is a nutrient that may help to reduce risk for macular degeneration. It also contain vitamins A and C which is essential for protecting your eyes, maintaining normal vision and improving vision at night, according to the National Institutes of Health. Vitamin A contains compounds that preserve the membranes around your eyes and are an element in the proteins that bring light to your corneas.
So next time you see bananas in the groceries, don’t hesitate to pick them up. Aside from being very nutritious, they are also a highly convenient snack food.