Super health benefits, facts of banana nutrition | You Know Health

Super health benefits, facts of banana nutrition | You Know Health
Super health benefits, facts of banana nutrition | You Know Health

Bananas are widely known as healthy food items that are consumed in the world. They belong from plant class musa. Bananas have several health benefits. They can help you in reducing the risk of asthma, cancer, lowering blood pressure, diabetes and digestive problems.

They contain a huge source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, potassium, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and many more rich nutrients.

Those who are looking for reducing their body weight, bananas can be a better alternative to them compared to other fruit items.



Let's check out the facts, health benefits and tips of banana nutrition one by one


Nutritional facts

Here are the calculations of raw banana in 100 gm amount - calories 89 gm, water 75%, carbs 22 gm, sugar 12.2 gm, protein 1.1 gm, fiber 2.6 gm, fat 0.3 gm, omega-3 0.03 gm, polyunsaturated 0.07 gm, omega-6 0.05 gm, saturated 0.11 gm.

Now check some nutrients in detail.

Fibers

Bananas contain resistant starch which is a type of fiber that forms a short-chain fatty acid with the help of fermentation by some specific bacteria. This short-chain fatty acid is beneficial to our intestinal health.

Banana also contain pectin which is a type of fiber. Both the resistant starch and pectin control the rise of sugar level

Carbohydrates

Bananas have a rich source of carbohydrates that are sugar in ripe bananas and starch in unripe bananas. Sucrose, glucose, and fructose are the most common type sugar found in ripe bananas and in green bananas, 75-80 % starch is found.

Vitamins and minerals

Bananas mainly contain potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6. They are necessary for good health. We will discuss it below.


Antioxidant

Catechin and dopamine are most bioactive plant compounds that are found in bananas.


Health benefits

Like most other foods bananas have numerous health benefits like

1. Potassium in bananas helps in maintaining the fluid level in the body and controls the movement of nutrient and waste products of cells. It helps the muscles to stretch and contract which is good for our heart to beat properly. It also helps in reducing risk of kidney stone.

2. Magnesium and potassium protect our bone from osteoporosis.

3. Vitamin B6 helps in reducing mood-related disorders and increase the level of deep thinking.

4. Eating bananas lower blood pressure to a great extent.


Negative impact of bananas

Those who have problems related to diabetes must not eat large amount of well-ripened bananas.


How you should eat

According to some medical specialists, you can eat one banana per day to get good health benefits. You can eat it with some of these food items like banana based ice cream, chocolate, yogurt nut or nuts butter.

Vegetarians and diet restricted people can add bananas to their menu without any doubt as these will provide necessary nutrients for the body.

Those who are regular in workouts must include bananas in diet plan as bananas have enough energy sources to sustain their body after workouts.



The bottom line

Overall bananas are very rich food items with a high nutritional value. In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, you can add these foods to your menu.