Saturday, December 1, 2012

Nutritional Benefits Of Bananas

Banana is a natural remedy for a sick body. If you suffer from a hangover, morning sickness (nausea and vomiting in the morning), ulcers, high blood pressure, depression, constipation, diabetes, muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat, dehydration, nausea or vomiting, low energy, anemia, insect bites, nerves, stress, weight gain, withdrawal from nicotine or even leukemia, try eating a banana.

Introducing bananas and oranges in toddlers from the age of 0 to 2 years can help reduce the development of leukemia. Children should continue to eat a banana from age 2 to 14 years to reduce the risk of leukemia. Bananas contain 16% fiber, 15% vitamin C, potassium 11% and 20% of vitamin B6 and B12 are needed by the body.

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The main reason for eating bananas is potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte that brings much needed oxygen to all the cells in the body to help regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, water balance and acid levels in the body. If low potassium levels can suffer from an irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, and nausea or vomiting. Low potassium levels can lead to stroke.

If you have ever suffered from drunk, you could eat a banana before bed to avoid a hangover in the morning with a headache caused by the constriction of blood vessels and dehydration. Drink 16 Oz of water and eat a banana before bed.

Do you suffer from heartburn or gastritis? Try eating bananas to neutralize the acid that bothers your stomach lining. Eating bananas can also help if you are experiencing morning sickness. No need to bother using harsh laxatives which can further interfere with the body, but instead try to balance bananas natural movement of your stomach.

Do you suffer from depression? Bananas are a natural source of tryptophan which helps calm the nervous system and makes you sleepy. In the body of tryptophan is converted into serotonin, which helps you to relax, improve your mood and make you feel happier. Next time you can try snacking on bananas during lunch at work instead of fast food and unhealthy. This will help keep improving your mood, keeps you alert and the best part is you do not have to worry about the weight of poor diet.

Do you want to quit smoking or know someone who withdraws from nicotine? Quitting smoking can be difficult and make you irritable toward others. Bananas can help with withdrawal system by providing vitamins B6 and B12 to the body needed to keep your mood along with the calming effects of serotonin are released into the brain.

You feel sick due to a reaction to insect bites like mosquitoes? Next time if you are exposed to insect bites try rubbing the inside of a banana peel on the bite. This will help reduce swelling and itching irritation from insect bites. So, let's eat bananas!

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