February 8, 2012

Eating Two Bananas a Day Keep The Doctor Away

Bananas are the perfect take-along snack. No wonder they're one of the most popular fruits in the Philippines. The banana is a nutritious fruit. The best source potassium you can find, but there are many other benefits to eating this fruit. It just might cure people of medical problems. It is also  best for living a healthy lifestyle. 

In order to have a healthy lifestyle, you have to meet your daily requirement of five fruits and vegetables. Bananas are a perfect part of your diet and they are the most popular fruit in many countries.  Bananas are available all year and they are a great source of instant energy whether you are watching your diet or just trying to eat healthy. Like other fruits and vegetables, bananas contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol. It is a known fact that a low fat, balanced diet rich in vegetables and fruit may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.

There have been numerous studies showing the health benefits of bananas, and this has proven this fruit to be very convenient, both for its ease of consumption (especially in a fast-paced work environment) and for its nutritional properties.

Bananas are rich in vitamin B6 and they are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Lack of B6 in a diet can cause weakness, irritability and insomnia. 

Generally, fruit is a poor source of vitamin B6, but bananas are the exception. A single serving has more than 30 percent of the recommended daily amount. Vitamin B6 helps to keep your immune system performing at its peak, and recent studies have found that, like a deficiency of folic acid, a long-term deficiency of vitamin B6 may increase your risk of heart disease.

The potassium found in bananas helps to regulate blood pressure and may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Bananas are loaded with potassium, and researchers state that adding potassium may play a stronger role in the control of high blood pressure than restricting salt. Bananas also have a lot of magnesium, a mineral that helps keep blood pressure levels in check.

Potassium is also essential for helping muscles to contract properly during exercise and reduces cramping up. A medium-sized banana provides 400 mg of potassium -11% of daily value- and contains 110 calories and 4 grams of fiber. Bananas also contain plenty of carbohydrates which are the body's main source of energy. They are also easy to digest.

Bananas are ideal for people looking to lose or maintain weight through sound nutrition, while also giving the body sustenance for daily strength and fitness. Bananas offer the body carbohydrates -- its main source of energy -- and provide a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and fiber. Bananas offer an amazing fat-free package of natural energy, minerals, vitamins, and fiber.

Bananas can also make a great choice of snack food, because they are naturally sweet without a great deal of sugar or fat, making them an excellent alternative to processed sweetened and fatty snacks. The high fiber content of a banana can also help a snacker to fill up, reducing caloric intake and encouraging healthy eating as part of a weight loss plan. 


Because bananas are available year round, and they are relatively inexpensive, it is a good fruit to eat daily. As what the doctors say, "Two bananas a day may keep the doctor away."   

 

10 comments:

Leah. said...

Oh, I love bananas.. Yun madalas nagiging dessert ko. Nilalagyan ko lang ng syrup, then instant dessert na sya. :D And very nutritious ang bananas.. and very affordable. Pwedeng araw-arawin. :)

myrnz ✿◕‿◕✿ said...

yes leah.. dessert and very nutritious fruit..stay having a healthy lifestyle friend !

violy vallester said...

Na guilty ako. Every time my parents goes to the market they buy banana for me. Ako naman na bubulok Lang sya sa table ko.. ;( sige na nga will start eating lot and lots of banana na! ;) thanks for this post!

anncash said...

I will try eating more bananas now!

myrnz ✿◕‿◕✿ said...

marami kasi health benefits ang mga fruits, especially ang banana... kaya , just eat banana Violy always and stay healthy.. :)

myrnz ✿◕‿◕✿ said...

yes that's good anncash ! have a great day and be healthy always ! vow... :)

Samantha Lee said...

Fruits are really healthy. This is the only fruit na like ng son ko. Hindi tumatagal ang isang piling sa isang araw.

Thanks for sharing!

fely said...

I love bananas! I just eat a bowl of cereal and a banana finger for breakfast (if I'm on a diet).

What a wonderful world Miss Myrna!

Rd Nard said...

I am looking forward to gaining weight, and i have been eating really lots of bananas daily, but i found out that i gain more strength than getting fat. i am skinny put just want to put on little weight. from the post above, it shows that eating bananas will not help you put on weight right? but i was told by a friend that it can only increase weight if i take excess of it, since the body will take of some of the energy i get from it and convert it to body fat. so i am really asking do i need to eat them as i did for weight gain??

Rd Nard said...

I also eat along site with eggs, bread and milk.

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