Did you know that bananas are radioactive? Learn more about this unique food and reasons why we should eat them daily.
Banana is one of the best snacks you can have in the morning or throughout the day. Plus it is one of the most radioactive foods we eat! But they are still good and safe for you! Let’s get some of the top benefits of this fruit.
Surprising banana facts:
- Bananas are number 4 in the world among the top agricultural products in the world.
- There is only one top banana sort used for commercial banana production.
- There are over 1000 types of banana plants on earth.
- People in Uganda consume more bananas than people in any other place (up to 250 kilograms per year per person).
- Every year the entire population of our planet consumes more than 100 billion bananas.
- Bananas do not grow on trees.
Fascinating facts on bananas, but this fruit has more to offer than just some fun.
What does banana do to the body?
- High in energy
They are great source of energy. Just eat a banana or drink some smoothie in the morning and no snacks would be needed to last you till lunch. You can eat this fruit during the day, when you feel tired or exhausted.
- Proper hydration
Bananas contain much water and potassium in them helps your body tissues to accumulate moist and keep it in. So, they do have great hydrating effect especially in hot climate. These are great refreshments.
- Potassium effect
It regulates blood pressure and brings it back to normal. Potassium prevents heart strokes. Makes your heart healthier and boosts oxygen delivery to the brain.
- Prevent muscle cramps
Bananas are good after the workout (as well as before). They can keep away muscle pain or cramps.
- Fight constipation
They are fool of fiber and can help you normalize your digestion and get rid of constipation.
- Happy food
They are rich in a specific amino acid, which takes part in serotonin production and helps to bring your moods back to normal. Need to relax and feel good? Eat a banana.
- Builds up blood red cells
They are rich in iron and supply this key element found in blood (hemoglobin). This means your blood responds properly to some injury, clotting and preventing excessive bleeding.
- Help to shed pounds
Bananas are sweet, but low in calories. Thus, you can eat few of them not running a risk of putting on extra pounds. They can help to satisfy your urge for eating sweets with no side effects. An average banana contains no more than 110 calories.
- Provides the fiber you need
Fiber reduces the sense of hunger. This means when you eat a banana, you stay full longer and eat less. And it cleanses your stomach and promotes digestion, which is the most valuable of benefits of banana.
- Metabolism boost
Bananas are full of carbohydrates which is the main source of fuel for your organism. They keep you energized and full and restore your supply of building materials for cells.
- Manganese source
This fruit is extremely rich with it. It keeps your bones healthy and boosts your metabolism. One banana can supply a quarter of your daily need of this nutrient.
- Fat free food
No fat, no cholesterol. Great and healthy food and source of energy for the day for a balanced diet.
As you may see, the health benefits of banana are many, if you eat them. There is more to discover, though. You can use bananas as topicals and boost the health and good look of your skin.
What does banana do to the body? - Banana skin care:
- Wart treatment
You can eat the banana and get all of its health benefits, because we are going to use the banana peel to treat warts. Just cut out a small round or square piece of the peel, get a band aid or a piece of plaster and stick it onto your wart.
Keep it on for the night and repeat the treatment for several nights (up to a week) in a row. The wart should grow smaller in size or disappear.
- Banana face mask
Mash your banana and add a tea spoon of lemon juice and of honey. Apply it to your skin and keep on for half an hour. Then wash off with lukewarm water. The mask hydrates, nourishes and cures skin.
- Acne treatment
Bananas cope well with inflammation and kill germs. So you can use them to treat acne. Just make a banana mask or mash the fruit and apply to your skin. Or, use a banana peel, rub the inner side of it onto your acne skin and leave on for few minutes.
- Cure skin itchiness
You can rub the banana peel (inner side) on any mosquito or other insect itching bite to reduce the itchiness and redness. It is a quick and affordable remedy and safe for kids.
- Banana peel face mask
Just chop the peel and put it into your blender. You may add money, lemon juice or coconut milk (of you need more moisturizing). Just make a smoothie (paste) and smear it over your skin. Leave on for 30 mins and wash off.
Here you go. Now you know how and why to eat bananas and stay healthy.
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