Banana: Commonly available across the world. It is the energy booster, high in potassium and contain good amount of protein and protein and dietary fibre. Potassium is important and helps in maintaining fluid levels in body, regulates the movement of nutrients and waste of the cells. In India it is used in variety of cuisines like kheer, halwa, payasam, sheera and paniyaram etc. Raw banana is also used in making snacks like banana wafers, kebabs, pakoras etc. If you travel towards south, in Kerala it is used to make the famous curries avail and kalan. When we go to northeast, their local breakfast is cereal known as jolpan consists of puffed rice with curd and jaggery topped with banana pieces. It is also used in most of natural home remedies in India such as upset stomach.
Incredible reasons that one must include banana in his/her diet:
High fibre content
Loaded with both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre keeps you feeling full for longer period of time. This is the reason banana is included in breakfast.
Heart health: It is good for your heart as it can lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases and coronary heart diseases. Ease in digestion: It supports digestion and helps in building metabolism.
Power of nutrients: It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as niacin, calcium, potassium, folate, iron, riboflavin and B6 which contribute in proper functioning of the body and keeps it healthy.
High in potassium: high potassium makes banana a super fruit which helps in regulating heartbeat, blood pressure and keeps brain alert.
Helps in fighting Anaemia: High in iron content so helps in fighting anaemia. Anaemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or haemoglobin decreases which can lead to shortness of breath, paleness and fatigue.
Constipation: Gives natural relief from constipation as they have enough fibre in them.
Temperature control: helps you to remain cool in hot days.
Ulcers: It limits you from the suffering of stomach ulcers. The smooth, soft, mushy texture coats on the banana protects against corrosive acids, irritation.
Depression: It makes people relax and help them to overcome depression because they are having high levels of tryptophan which convert themselves into serotonin.
Tumor Necrosis Factor: It is cancer fighting substance which can fight tumor cells.
So eat one banana every day to keep diseases at bay.