Health benefits of eating bananas

Bananas are good for you

Banana

You should incorporate healthy fruits in your diet at least daily for your overall health. Good thing with this fruit is that you can eat it in so many ways; ripe, dried, cooked, fried, mashed etc., not to mention that you can find it in nearly all the countries. Bananas are full of potassium, fiber, vitamin c and B6 which are good for your body. Here are health benefits of eating bananas.

1. They’re rich in potassium.

Potassium is one of the most critical nutrients in the body because it’s used by every cell in the body to generate the electrical charge needed to function properly. Potassium also plays a role in keeping the heart rate steady, maintaining a healthy blood pressure and triggering the release of insulin when needed to regulate the blood sugar.

2. Help maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Too much sodium is a high-risk factor for high blood pressure. What you may not know is that it’s the balance of sodium and potassium that works to control hypertension.

3. Help lower cancer risk.

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important for minimizing cancer risk because you get your daily dose of critical nutrients. Bananas are especially good because they’re high in vitamin C which is crucial in the fight against carcinogenic free radicals. The fiber in bananas is also important in regulating the digestive health and is thought to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

4. Help boost your heart health.

The fiber, vitamin C and B6 in bananas all work together to support your heart’s health.

5. You’ll take in almost 30g of sugar.

Bananas have the right kind of natural sugars which experts recommend. They are a great snack for when you need to feel energized. 

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