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Health Benefits of Bananas

The Health Benefits of Bananas

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What make the banana such a really cool fruit? Maybe it is one of foods many people grew up eating. Not only is it fun to peel off the skin before you eat it, it’s also a very tasty fruit. It goes with any number of foods and can be enjoyed any time of day. Check out these reasons to enjoy one today and learn about the health benefits of bananas.

Weight Loss:

This yellow fruit is great for weight loss and managing your diet. A single banana delivers about 110 calories and over 10% of recommended daily fiber. In addition, it helps you feel full longer so it offers what is known to have satiety. In addition to helping you feel fuller longer, it also helps with digestion and constipation.

Fat Content:

Zero fat! This fruit 100% fat and cholesterol free! The reason this is good information is you can use smashed bananas as a partial substitute for high fat oils during cooking. Simply smash up a banana in a mixer or by hand and use it to when baking brownies and other recipes that call for high amounts or vegetable oil.

Maintains Healthy Blood Pressure Levels:

Since the fruit is rich in potassium it can help to maintain and maybe even lower your blood pressure levels. Healthy blood pressure helps with all sort of health issues including heart attack and more.

Helps with Bone Health:

Just like the calcium in milk, bananas help with your bones. Maybe enjoying a bowl of bananas and milk has always been a good combination. Researchers believe bone health benefits are due to the high amounts of potassium. Potassium helps to offset the negative affects of high amounts of sodium on the body. Sodium may lead to unhealthy bones, so by adding a banana you are helping your body to fight negative effects of eating a high sodium diet.

Vitamin B6 and C:

While a lot of fruits contain vitamins, one banana delivers about 18% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C. By combining these fruit with an orange, you’ll be able to not only enjoy a tasty snack, but also will be giving your body much needed Vitamin C to help your stay healthy.

The presence of B6 is yet another health benefit of bananas. This vitamin is a natural anti-inflammatory in the body. In addition, B6 helps cells the form healthy and without issue.

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