Growing up, we’ve all heard rumors about banana being a fattening fruit: we’ve seen it on lists of “bad fruits” to avoid when trying to lose weight or staying fit. But bananas have always stood still to prove that they’re great for your health, fitness goals, and to your surprise it fights a number of illnesses as well. Here is why you need to go bananas this summer:
1. It charges you up.
If you’re looking for a great source of energy to start off your day, GO BANANAS! A banana milkshake will give you the morning boost your body needs.
2. It cheers you up.
According to recent research, bananas help in fighting depression. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier. Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time!
3. It heals you.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in sodium, making it perfect to beat blood pressure.
4. Need a shortcut for exams? Look no more.
Researches show that students were helped through their exams by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Results have shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
5. Kill your cigarettes with a banana.
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal due to their positive effects on mood.
6. Banana is a feminist.
Bananas are definitely a female supporter through PMS and morning sickness because they contain vitamin B6 that regulate the blood glucose levels, which balances your mood swings.
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many causes. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So, maybe it’s time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"