Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Let's Go Bananas!

With no fuss needed in preparation, you only need to peel and enjoy a nutrient-laden banana today. As a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of manganese, vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fibre, bananas are the way to go and here are 6 reasons to eat a banana:

1. Eating Bananas Aid Digestion
Bananas are rich in a soluble fibre known as pectin, which is very soothing to the gastrointestinal tract, and the high fibre in bananas help in normalizing bowel function.

2. Bananas have antacid properties which help in relieving acid reflux, heartburn and stomach ulcers.

3. Bananas provide a steady energy boost
With its  three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose, the body, eating a banana yields instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy; making it a favoured food by athletes.

4. Blood Pressure
Containing potassium yet low in salt, bananas are perfect for maintenance of heart function and protection against high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and atherosclerosis.  Potassium also helps in prevention of muscle cramps.

5. Vitamin C Store
Bananas are a rich source of the antioxidant: vitamin C. Vitamin C has many functions including: maintenance  of youthful and glowing skin, repair of the damage caused by free radicals, and promotion of wound repair.

6. Good source of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Bananas are one of the few good sources of vitamin B6 .Vitamin B6 is very important in the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen through the body. This nutrient is also important in several metabolic processes, nerve, brain, and immune system function.
 Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin which cannot be stored in the body, so you need to consume it in your diet regularly.

Ready to go bananas? If you are, you can make it more fun with a banana smoothie without missing out on any of the nutritious benefits in a banana

Stay beautiful and healthy....xoxo

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