Monday, August 19, 2013

Banana fruit nutrition facts and health benefits

Banana (Musa paradisiaca) fruit .. this one is very popular   among us, because in addition to easy to get, cheap, fruit is also a lot of vitamin content. Pisang (Banana) is a type of Terna trees (trees with soft stems and woody) of the tribe Musaceae with strong stems, and leaves a large elongated and dark green. This tree appears in the form of combs, each comb which contains (10 20) bananas, and there are no seeds in the fruit. Bananas   a fruit with nutrient source that is almost perfect because bananas contain six nutrients are: water, sugar, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. And thanks to the high nutritional value it contains, it has become an important food (staple) for many people. It is said that the fruit came from southeast Asia and then the fruit is starting to spread to the western part of the continent. And keep in mind that Indonesia is one of the largest banana-producing countries, which ranks fourth in the world. In bananas contained lots of fiber and some   vitamins such as:

Content of Bananas

Bananas contain (68%) water, (25%) sugar, (2%) protein, (1%), fats and oils, (1%) Cellulose fiber. As well it contains starch and tannin acid, vitamin A (300 IU per hundred grams), vitamin B with various kinds; B1, B2, B 6, and 12 (100 mg per hundred grams), a considerable percentage of vitamin D, and little Vitamin Z. And bananas also contain calcium (100 mg per hundred grams), Phosphorus, Iron, Sodium, Potassium (potassium), Magnesium, and Zinc.

Benefits of Banana for Health

* Boost immunity
Vitamin A, C, and B6 contained in bananas can boost immunity against infection.

* Drug hypertension (high blood pressure)
Potassium helps regulate the balance of fluids and electrolytes to blood pressure control. Fiber content that is able to bind to fats can prevent the formation of plaque that affects blood pressure to rise.

* Prevent heart disease
Vitamin C and flavonoids which are antioxidants in bananas prevents oxidation of fats cause heart disease. Potassium is a good tonic for the heart. Pektinnya take effect in fiber helps lower cholesterol.

* Fetal health
Pregnant women are advised to eat bananas because the content of folic acid are easily absorbed fetus.

* Anemia (lack of blood)
This fruit also contains iron. Two bananas every day, enough to make people saved anemia.

* Overcoming indigestion
Bananas have antacid properties as well as easy to digest so well taken by people with stomach acid disorders. UK study on experimental animals, animals fed bananas, stomach wall becomes stronger. To choose such a sweet banana plantains. Banana fiber on bowel launched. Vitamin B6 helps relieve the symptoms of diarrhea.

* Lose weight
Complex carbohydrates do not raise blood glucose with drastic; also low in fat making it safe for weight loss program participants. Provided, bananas are not processed in the form of banana milk shake, banana fritters, or compote. Banana fiber on weight loss as well as expedite the process of metabolism.

Bananas For Pregnant Women

Women who are pregnant are encouraged to eat bananas, because they contain high folic acid is important for the perfection of the fetus, the formation of new cells and preventing defects bawaan.Sebuah ripe bananas, will contain about 85-100 calories. So that by eating two fresh bananas, folic acid needs about 58 micrograms can be met. In addition, the banana will help keep blood sugar levels which can reduce morning sickness, so bananas are very good for pregnant women snack.