Some Benefits of Bananas!

June 30, 2014

Health benefits of bananas

Blood pressure: Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects.

Asthma: A study conducted by the Imperial College of London found that children who ate just one banana per day had a 34% less chance of developing asthma.

Cancer: Consuming bananas in the first two years of life may reduce the risk of developing childhoodleukemia. High fiber intakes from fruits and vegetables like bananas are associated with a lowered risk ofcolorectal cancer.

Heart health: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in bananas all support heart health.

Diabetes: Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels.

Treating diarrhea: Bland foods such as apple sauce and bananas are recommended fordiarrhea treatment. Bananas can help to promote regularity and replenish potassium stores.

Preserving memory and boosting mood: Bananas also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that studies suggest plays a role in preserving memory and boosting your mood.

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