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Benefits of Banana And Its Side Effects

The soluble fibers in bananas helps provide enhanced energy levels and maintains stamina. It also helps to aid in digestion by creating helpful bacteria and cures heartburn and ulcers too. Thickening of the protective stomach walls helps to reduce the chances of hydrochloric acid damaging the stomach. The abundance of vitamin B6 in bananas can help us create haemoglobin which in turn strengthens our immune system. Apart from these, it also helps to reduce stress and improve your mood due to the presence of serotonin. Additionally rubbing banana peels on the face helps to control skin conditions like psoriasis and acne. It also cures hangovers and prevents cancer from occuring.

Benefits of Banana And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Banana
Nutritional Value of Banana
Health Benefits of Banana
Increased energy
Improves Digestion
Cures heartburn
Cures Ulcers
Creating haemoglobin
Skin conditions
Reduces stress
Cures hangovers
Fights against cancer virus
Uses of Banana
Side-Effects & Allergies of Banana
Cultivation of Banana

Banana

A banana is a fruit which is produced by different varieties of herbaceous flowering plant. This fruit is usually firm and is variable in colour and size. It is curved and elongated. The flesh is usually covered with a brown, purple, yellow or green rind. Bananas generally hang in clusters from the banana tree.

Nutritional Value of Banana

Bananas are extremely nutritional as it contains around 1% protein, 23% carbohydrates and 75% water. The best part is that the fat content in a banana is usually negligible. It is considered a rich source of vitamin B and also contains dietary fiber, manganese and vitamin C. The taste of a banana can vary from sweet to starchy depending upon the ripeness and cultivar. Compounds such as isobutyl acetate and isoamyl acetate directly contribute to the flavour and aroma of fresh bananas. In many parts of the world, banana peel is also consumed due to its high nutritional value. It also contains potassium, vitamin B12 and B6 in copious amounts.

Health Benefits of Banana

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Banana
Health Benefits of Banana

Increased energy

A lot of times, we witness athletes or sportsmen/sportswomen eating banana before their sports. Banana is a high source of energy and it also helps the human body to become more and more immune to viral infection. Other than this, it gives increased stamina and energy to anyone who consumes it. The soluble fiber along with the natural sugars gives a stable energy when eaten half an hour before working out. This fruit has also been known to help to fight against mid-afternoon slump. No matter how much banana a person consumes, the probability of gaining weight and becoming obese is comparatively low.

Improves Digestion

We usually don’t get enough fibers through our daily diets. Fiber is of utmost importance for food to travel properly in the digestive tract. Since bananas are a high source of dietary fibers, it improves bowel movements to a great extent. Consuming a few bananas is much better than taking laxatives to cure constipation. Bananas are also rich in FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides), this feeds the helpful bacteria which lives in our digestive tracts. This bacteria is known to absorb all the nutrients efficiently.

Cures heartburn

Bananas are great for curing heartburns as they relieve pain by enhancing the protective mucucs layer and balancing the stomach’s PH. The fiber content present in bananas also makes the food move to the digestive tract much faster, thus preventing an acid reflux.

Cures Ulcers

Consuming bananas regularly can also help to protect the stomach against ulcers. Continuously eating banana for a long period of time thickens the mucus barriers inside the stomach. This instead prevents damage from hydrochloric acid. Bananas also contains protease inhibitors which helps to reduce bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. Studies have shown that maximum number of people with healthy digestion regularly consumed banana.

Creating haemoglobin

Since bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, it creates abundant amount of haemoglobin for healthy blood supply in the body. Vitamin B6 is also involved in producing antibodies, breaking down and synthesizing amino acids, maintaining blood sugar levels, etc. These help in creating a strong immune response in the body. Bananas can certainly be a great substitute of Vitamin pills.

Skin conditions

Beauty has become very important in today’s world. We all want to achieve flawless and healthy skin, thankfully bananas can help to achieve this. Banana peels are very helpful in treating skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. Rubbing the banana peel on the affected area helps release a lot of fatty acids from the peel which helps to relieve skin conditions and also moisturises the skin from within. Banana peels have also been helpful in removing warts since ages.

Reduces stress

Bananas contain amino acid tryptophan which the body converts into serotonin right after consumption. Serotonin helps to regulate sleep patterns, reduces stress, improves mood and increases happiness levels. Banana is not the highest source of serotonin but it helps to improve your mood to a great extent. This is the reason why we observe people snacking on a banana while feeling too stressed out during work.

Cures hangovers

Bananas are ideal to cure hangovers after a night of over drinking. Blending the banana with coconut milk, berries and ice can give you a high energy level and helps you to recover from a hangover. It also reduces pain and discomfort felt on the head. According to studies, bananas are a better alternative to Caffeine to reduce hangover symptoms.

Fights against cancer virus

Banana has a compound called cytokine which can increase the blood count of the white blood cells easily. This in turn increases your immunity and combats harmful cancer cells from taking over your immune system. Consuming bananas on a daily basis can make you less prone to developing cancer later in life.

Uses of Banana

Banana is rich is potassium, so it is ideal for curing insect bites, scrapes, bruises, cuts and treating damaged hair. Rubbing a banana peel on your teeth can also whiten your teeth due to high starch content in it. Banana can also prove to be useful during exfoliation and make your skin soft and supple. Apart from health benefits, banana peels can also act as a fantastic fertilizer for different plants.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Banana

Bananas are not known to have any major side effects, but sometimes over consumption of bananas can prove fatal for your body. If you suffer from regular migraine attacks, it is better to avoid consuming bananas. This fruits contains a substance called Tyramine which can trigger migraine headaches. Since bananas have excessive potassium in them, over-consumption can cause excessive potassium to be present in the blood, resulting in Hyperkalemia. This condition can also result to heart attacks in some cases. Since banana is extremely high in starch, tooth decay can be common due to consuming bananas.

Cultivation of Banana

Earlier, the cultivation of bananas usually originated from Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia. Being a tropical fruit, one can find bananas in tropical areas such as Pacific, Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. Banana usually grows in dark and rich fertile soil. Warm tropical temperature is essential for bananas to grow completely. Additionally, it takes 9 to 12 months for a newly sown banana to harvest the entire fruit.

Popular Questions & Answers

When I eat banana and guava I will be suffering from cold severely what is the issue how to avoid cold.

B.H.M.S, M.D in Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Anand
Actually banana have so many health benefits, both banana and guava have high vitamin c content, stress remover, stamina provider etc. Vit c also helps to fight colds. Still if you are not feeling well after eating banana and guava then stop taking them. Instead you can eat energy rich food like dry fruits and citrus fruits like lemon, orange etc. Cover the body nose and face with warm clothing. Eat hot food and hot tea or coffee or soups.
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Can a diabetic eat hill banana? What is the right answer? Does hill banana contain less sugar? Please explain.

m.b.b.s,, F.D.R.C.
Endocrinologist, Raipur
Diabetic can eat Hill banana, if it is big one take by half, it is having high glycemic (glucose) content than other variety. It is better to take all fruits on rotation basis then you may get all minerals and vitamins and fibres from those fruits. Some fruits like banana, Jack fruits etc are having high content of glucose, so better to take half the amount than other fruits. All the best for good health.

What are the benefits of banana in my pregnancy? Can it helps me in normal delivery?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
banana is full of iron and other minerals it avoid constipation it cannot ensure a normal delivery
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Am a diabetic and I want have along sex but I am unable to make it so please can you suggests me a what to do.

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
‘How to increase sexual time?’,’How to last longer in bed naturally?’, ‘How to increase sex time?’ and ‘How to increase sex period?’ are some of the most common questions people have. No we aren’t imagining these questions, people actually ask us these questions quite often on our forum. While we are not entirely sure if people know how long is actually good enough for good sex, it is quite possible that porn has influenced the preponderance of this worry. But just to lay this fear to rest, not being able to last long enough in bed is not always premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. The demarcation is fairly simple — if you last for anything less than three minutes you should probably investigate the cause further. Here is a step-by-step guide to get your woman in mood for sex. That being said there are a few ways to help you last longer in bed naturally. Eat more veggies and fruits: Studies have actually shown that men who are mostly vegetarian last much longer in bed than non-vegetarians. They have more stamina due to the nutrients they get from these fruits and veggies, especially potassium. Here are 11 things you should beware off, as they can kill your sex drive. A. Eating a banana just before sex could help improve your performance as it contains potassium. It also has a large amount of glucose that can help you last longer. Read more about health benefits of bananas. B. Drinking amla or gooseberry juice everyday could help you last longer in bed and also improve sperm quality as it contains iron and zinc. C. Eat a handful of strawberries before intercourse. Its high zinc content and glucose concentration can help you last longer. Avoid processed sugar: The ‘sugar slump’ that comes after a ‘sugar rush’ could reduce your stamina. Cut down on smoking: It hardens your arteries and lessens blood flow to the penis. According to men’s health Physician and Medical Sex Therapist Dr. Vijayasarathi Ramanathan,‘Smoking affects every system/organ of the body including sexual functioning. People need to understand that erection in men has a lot to do with a healthy heart, blood vessels. Smokers are twice as likely to get erectile dysfunction as non-smokers.’ Reduce alcohol intake: Alcohol has a bad effect on your senses and you are not ‘fully’ in the moment. So, exerting control is out of question, isn’t it? Work on your arms and abdominal muscles: Most of the sexual positions require the man to be on his hands and feet. This means his core has to be very strong in order to last longer. So, working on biceps, triceps and abs at the gym or body-weight exercises at home can help. Exercise also improves blood flow in general including to the penis and this could also help. You may also like to read Revealed — men with bigger bellies last 5 minutes longer in bed than slim men. Try Kegels or pelvic floor exercises: These exercises are mostly used for gaining better bladder control, but also help in maintaining erections for longer. Imagine you are urinating and then try to stop the flow. Repeat this – squeeze, hold, release cycle 10 times, trying to hold for 10 seconds per squeeze. Try ‘edging’: When you are almost there (during intercourse or masturbation), stop all sexual activity. Distract yourself for a bit. This way you can gain better control and extend sex time. Try the squeeze technique: When you are almost about to orgasm, squeeze just below the head of the penis. This pushes the blood back from the penis giving you more time. Focus more on foreplay and your woman: Sometimes, trying to get her to orgasm first with either your fingers or your mouth could help relieve your stress and help maintain your erection longer. You may also like to read a man’s step-by-step guide to pleasuring his woman. Get enough sleep: According to a research conducted by researchers from University of Chicago, men who got less than five hours of sleep at night had lower levels of testosterone. It is important that you get 7-8 hours of sleep to boost your sexual performance. Try yoga: Certain yoga asanas like the cobra pose (bhujangasana), paschimotasana can increase blood flow to the genital area and increase the time you last in bed. You may also like to read about these yoga poses that can help you last longer in bed.

What will be the benefits of banana shake with almonds daily of 500ml on the body and face.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
The banana shake is rich with proteins, calcium & minerals. The shake gives you more calories & stamina. It definitely increase the muscle mass & growth of body. The almonds are rich with vitamins & antioxidants. It also boost the memory.
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Popular Health Tips

Health Benefits of Banana

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits of Banana

Bananas are loaded with valuable micronutrients, especially potassium. Potassium is one of the most important electrolytes in the body, helping to regulate heart function as well as fluid balance – a key factor in regulating blood pressure. The effectiveness of potassium-rich foods such as bananas, in lowering blood pressure and protecting against heart disease and strokes is well accepted and bolstered by considerable scientific evidence.

  • Bananas are soothing to the gastrointestinal tract due to their high content of pectin – as soluble fibre that not only lowers cholesterol but normalises bowel function. The high fibre content of bananas promote satiety (feelings of fullness).
  • The resistant starch in bananas also has a prebiotic effect, helping to keep gut bacteria happy by increasing the production of short chain fatty acids for digestive health.
  • Bananas and plantains are picked underripe and transported from the tropics and set to ripen on the supermarket shelves or in our fruit bowls. Those with green tips are not quite ripe, but they will continue to ripen if stored at room temperature, particularly if placed in a plastic or paper bag as the gases they emit stimulate further ripening (and can ripen other fruits they are placed with).
  • When bananas have light speckles of brown on their skins it is a sign they have ripened naturally. When buying plantain, choose those with skins that are neither yellow nor too brown.
  • Bananas are grown in hot climates, so they do not naturally like the cold. If kept in the fridge, the enzymes that cause them to ripen are deactivated. Instead you might find the skin blackens. Although if you prefer an underripe banana you might want to keep them in the fridge.
  • Bananas freeze well. Peel the skin off first and put them in a freezer bag. Frozen bananas can be blended in a food processor to make a delicious dairy-free ‘ice cream’ or pop them in your blender for a cool and creamy addition to a smoothie.
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Health Benefits of Banana Juice

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits of Banana Juice

A look into the nutritional breakdown of  bananas and it reveals the following: per 100 grams, it contains 0.3 gm total fat, zero cholesterol, 1 mg salt, about 360 mg potassium, 2.6 gm dietary fiber, 12 gm sugar and 1.1 gm protein. If you still need reasons as to why you must include bananas in your diet, here are some -

 Ease in Digestion

According to Ayurveda, banana has a sweet and sour taste. The sweet taste is said to bring about a sense of heaviness but the sour taste is known to stimulate agni (the digestive juices), thereby supporting digestion and helping in building up metabolism.

 Powerhouse of Nutrients

Banana is a heavyweight when it comes to nutrition. It is loaded with essential vitamin sand minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. These all contribute to the proper functioning of the body and keeping you healthy.

High Source of Potassium

The high content of potassium in bananas makes it a super fruit. This mineral is known for its numerous health benefiting properties - it helps in regulating heartbeat, blood pressure, and keeps the brain alert.


 

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Health Benefits of Banana Yoghurt

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Health Benefits of Banana Yoghurt

Banana yoghurt smoothie works well to calm the stomach. Banana reduces inflamation znd bloating of intestine and curd has tryptophan which enhances level of serotonin and help relax the mind.

Health Benefits of Banana

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Health Benefits of Banana

Potassium

Bananas are among the most convenient food sources of #potassium. This mineral is essential for maintaining proper heart function and regulating normal blood pressure.

Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of potassium-rich foods like bananas in lowering high blood pressure.

So much so that us food and drug administration (FDA) allows the #banana industry to make official claims (much like they would a pharmaceutical drug) of their ability to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

#energy

Even with the proliferation of brightly colored 'sports' drinks, 'energy' bars and 'electrolyte' gels (these are loaded with unhealthy chemicals and coloring by the way) you often see athletes eating bananas just before and even during sports.

Helps digestion

Bananas are a great source of dietary fiber that most of us don't get nearly enough of. Fiber helps the food you eat move smoothly through the digestive tract and improves elimination.

A couple of bananas may be a healthier choice than laxatives to treat occasional constipation.

High in vitamin b6

Bananas are particularly high in vitamin b6. This vitamin is important for creating hemoglobin for healthy blood.

B6 is also involved in maintaining proper blood sugar levels, synthesizing and breaking down amino acids and producing antibodies for a stronger immune response in your body.

Vitamins and minerals

Alongside the high levels of potassium and #vitamin b6 already mentioned, bananas also have good levels of vitamin c, magnesium, and manganese.

They are also a source of most of the other b vitamins and smaller amounts of trace minerals like iodine, iron, selenium and zinc.

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Why Bananas Can Be Your All-Weather Secret To Looking Younger

DNB (Dermatology), MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Why Bananas Can Be Your All-Weather Secret To Looking Younger
Bananas are as good for skin

Bananas are natural treatment for a dull, scaly, wrinkle prone or dry skin. Not just eating, application is equally beneficial for a smooth and flawless skin. Bananas are considered safe, easily available, low-cost and pain free skin rejuvenating agents that make you look far younger. The fruit is loaded with vital vitamins and nutrients required for healthy skin.

Skin benefits of banana

1. Loaded with vitamin a which gets rid of dark spots and blemishes.
2. Vitamin b in bananas moisturizes and lightens the skin.
3. Vitamin e present in bananas protects the skin against free radicals and thus delays aging.
4. Vitamin e prevents and reduces wrinkles on the skin.
5. Bananas are also rich in potassium which moisturizes skin and hydrate the skin cells.

Banana face mask to fight wrinkles:
To avail the benefits of banana, you can make your own banana face mask your skin to tighten your skin and give you a younger look. This mask is prepared using two wrinkle fighting natural ingredients, honey and yogurt, along with bananas.

Preparation of the mask:
1. Mash a ripe banana and add a tsp. Of honey and 3 tsp. Of thick yogurt.
2. Mix this properly and apply to your face.
3. Let it act upon for 15 minutes.
4. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and then with cold water to close your skin pores.


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Table of Content

Banana
Nutritional Value of Banana
Health Benefits of Banana
Increased energy
Improves Digestion
Cures heartburn
Cures Ulcers
Creating haemoglobin
Skin conditions
Reduces stress
Cures hangovers
Fights against cancer virus
Uses of Banana
Side-Effects & Allergies of Banana
Cultivation of Banana