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The Magic Fruit Called Banana

Eniola Awokoya

Titilayo Ilori

Bananas contain three natural sugars- sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber.

The vitamin B6 it contains, regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. A banana gives an instant sustained and substantial boost of energy. Researches has proven that just two bananas provide enough for a strenuous 90minute workout, no wonder banana is the number fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

Banana can help us keep fit it, and can also help us overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

DEPRESSION

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

ANEMIA

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and also helps in cases of anemia. This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. Research has shown that the potassium packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

CONSTIPATION

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the power without restoring to laxatives. Diarrhea usually depletes your body of important electrolytes of which the most important is potassium contained in high amount in bananas

HANGOVER

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and with the help of honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and hydrates your system. have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief MORNING SICKNESS, Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

MOSQUITO BITE

Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation,it is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness, it is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over chronicle cases. It also neutralizes over acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL

 Many other cultures see bananas as a cooling fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers, bananas are high in potassium, which helps normalize the heartbeat and regulate the body’s water balance. During periods of high stress our body’s potassium levels tend to be rapidly depleted; eating bananas is a healthy way to rebalance them without using drugs.  Banana is a natural remedy for many ills when you compare it to an apple, it has four times protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.