Bananas! Not only are these inexpensive fruits full of nutrients, they’re also delicious! It’s no wonder that they’re a favourite food for so many, including Elvis Presley and those adorable Minions. But because they’re so common and accessible, we often forget that bananas really are a super food. So while everyone else is rushing to the local specialty shop for the latest expensive food craze, maybe it’s time to give the humble banana another look. There’s a good chance that you already have some bananas sitting in your kitchen but what colour are they right now?
As bananas ripen, the yellow peel begins to turn brown and spotty. Eventually, it turns completely dark brown or even black, and we throw it away because we assume it’s rotten. But according to reports, the more dark patches a banana has, the more ripe it is, and the more cancer-fighting anti-oxidants it contains. Incredible! In addition, here are some of the other amazing things bananas can do for your body:
Here’s what two bananas a day can help you with:
Heartburn – Bananas are natural anti-acid and can relieve your heartburn in a minute. If you feel the symptoms just munch on one banana and you’ll feel better instantly.
Blood pressure – Bananas are rich in potassium but contain almost no sodium in them which is why they’re good for your heart. They can lower the blood pressure and prevent stroke or a heart attack.
Energy – We already mentioned but let’s repeat just in case. Bananas give you energy and are a great pre-workout snack. They contain vitamins, minerals and low glycemic carbs which increase your endurance and the high levels of potassium prevents muscle cramps.
Anemia – People suffering from anemia can benefit greatly from introducing bananas into their diet because they can provide them with the much needed iron. Iron stimulates hemoglobin production and strengthens the blood supply
Ulcers – Ulcers can be really annoying because there are a limited number of things you can eat without causing stomach upset. Luckily for you, bananas are just perfect for this condition because they’re soft and mushy and protect the stomach lining from acid and irritation.
Depression – Did you know that bananas can help you with depression? They are rich in tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin, when ingested. In case you didn’t know, serotonin is the neurotransmitter which makes us feel happy, relaxed and in better mood. SO if you’re feeling down take one banana and you’ll feel much better.
Constipation – Bananas have high amount of fibers which is beneficial if you’re suffering from constipation. They can stimulate bowel movement and relieve the symptoms.
Nerves or PMS – If you’re feeling kind of down and stressed out, take a banana. They can regulate blood sugar and are rich in B vitamins, which naturally calm the nervous system and make people relaxed, resulting in an overall improved mood.
Temperature Control – This may be the thing that surprised me the most, but bananas can lower your temperature and cool you off. This goes for when you’re feeling hot or if you have a fewer. Amazing, isn’t it?