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Banana power: Ten perks of nature's panacea

Saturday, August 24, 2013 by: Sandeep Godiyal
Tags: bananas, healthy food, nutritional benefits

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(NaturalNews) There's no denying that banana trees are among the most useful plants in the world. Well, it's also undeniable that their fruits are much more valuable than their other parts. Those who are wondering what makes bananas (the fruit) a very precious produce should keep this in mind - such natural snacks come with many health perks. People who'd like to discover the most remarkable benefits of eating bananas should read on.

Ten Banana Advantages

  • Heart-Health Boosters

Eating the simple-looking fruit is among the best ways of maintaining a healthy circulatory system. That's because bananas are among the richest sources of potassium and they barely contain sodium.
  • Energy-Rich Treat

Even though bananas are not among the largest fruits, they still have enough calories to energize those who've worked out for hours. In fact, many fitness enthusiasts think of bananas as nature's energy bar.
  • Yellow Cramp Fighter

As mentioned, bananas are rich in potassium. Well, they also contain high levels of magnesium. Since the absence of those two minerals trigger cramps, then it's safe to say that bananas are superb cramp fighters.
  • A Healthy Tummy

Nowadays, having a healthy tummy is almost synonymous with keeping beneficial gut microbes healthy. Bananas contain a substance called fructooligosaccharide that make stomach-friendly bacteria live much longer lives.
  • Thinking of the Acids

Truth be told, bananas don't really have the capability to eliminate excess acids in the gut. However, they're more than capable of protecting the stomach's lining from the damaging effect of having too much gastric juices.
  • A Diarrhea Solver

It's obvious that people who suffer from diarrhea are at risk of losing considerable amounts of electrolytes. Fortunately for them, eating a banana is still among the fastest ways of gaining such crucial substances.
  • Combat Constipation

Bananas are rich in fiber. With that in mind, it becomes clear that they're an excellent pick for those who are trying to beat the constipation dilemma. After all, getting enough fiber and water is a formula for healthy bowel movement.
  • Better Sex, Naturally

This isn't about the fruit's phallic shape. Instead, this pertains to the libido-boosting nutrients that exist in abundance inside bananas. So, men who are facing concerns with their sexual enthusiasm should add the fruit to their diet.
  • Much Better Nights

Bananas contain high amounts of tryptophan. That simply means that they're more than capable of raising serotonin levels and could thus help people who find it very difficult to go to sleep.
  • The Skin Enhancer

Instead of merely relying on all sorts of cosmetic products, those who'd like to keep their skin smooth should tap into the skin-enhancing power of bananas. It's also a proven fact that the fruit effectively solves skin dryness.

The Obvious Answer

With all those perks in mind, one thing should finally become obvious - the banana is nature's magic potion and no one should ever miss the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits that it brings.

Sources for this article include:


http://www.medindia.net

http://www.whfoods.com

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com

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About the author:
Sandeep is an mountain climber, runner, and fitness coach. He shares his tips for staying in shape and eating healthy on quickeasyfit.

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