Monday, 2 March 2015

Banana Nutrition Facts: Do you know the Health Benefits of Bananas?

Perhaps, most people do include bananas in their daily dietary runs, but it seems only few are aware of what goods can be had from the said fruit.

Banana nutrition facts

Are you aware of the bananas' nutrition facts?

Bananas are fruits of the herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. They are natural sources of "potassium and pectin", a form of fiber.

The curvy yellow fruit is also a good source of magnesium and vitamins C and B6.

San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores said, bananas are:

- high in antioxidants
- known to reduce swelling
- known to protect against developing type-2 diabetes
- aid in weight loss
- strengthen the nervous system and;
- help with production of white blood cells

Banana Nutrition Facts. Here is a screenshot of what has been published on Live Science, as per information taken from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

Banana health benefits

Health benefits of bananas. Basically, bananas are good for the heart. They are potassium rich, with "a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep your heart beating", Live Science wrote.

Bananas are also good for moody people, because of its high level of tryptophan. This amino acid is being converted by the body into serotonin, which is also known as the "mood-elevating brain neurotransmitter".

Sources: Live Science

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