Benefits of Eating Bananas

Bananas are a great food for all round health benefits, for the average person, dieter or even athletes bananas may provide greater benefits than most fruits. The combination of carbohydrates and B vitamins present in a banana helps provide an energy boost which makes them great to eat 30 minutes before a workout, or even at breakfast to help boost energy at the start of every day.

Bananas are not only a good source of B vitamins they also contain vitamin C, A and high levels of potassium. The natural fiber in bananas also contribute to the many health benefits listed below.

Health benefits of eating bananas

Bananas and losing weight

Bananas may be one of the best fruits to eat when attempting to lose weight. They are full of nutrients for increased energy and vitality. Bananas are also low in calories and fat, plus they have a high water content and potassium levels. A diet high in potassium foods and lower in sodium-loaded processed foods can help reduce water weight.


3 Responses to Benefits of Eating Bananas

  1. Regina Martins says:

    I'll bet you've never even taken the time to consider what your nutritional needs might be, or the importance of that nutrition on your health. Did you know that if the brain doesn't get enough protein, it doesn't develop correctly, or if the healthy female body doesn't get enough flax oil, omega-3 and omega-6 her body's metabolism will not function correctly and she is more susceptible to weight gain? All these pieces of information and many more are contributing factors to our nutritional needs, and our nutritional needs are met through our eating habits, good or bad.

    Nutrition as it applies to our daily lives means that we take in what we need to maintain our body's healthy state. Nutrition has become an important word.

    • Gabe says:

      IF you don't get enough protein your brain wont develop correctly? What is your source on that information. Human breast milk is somewhere between 2% -6% protein. Is that too little? growing babies need more protein than adults for there little muscles to grow. There is so much misinformation about protein. What about all the raw vegan athletes that don't eat anything but fruit, vegetables and leafy greens (80/10/10 diet)? They eat less than 10% protein and yet are extremely healthy. Also when you eat cooked protein you body can not absorb the protein so its rendered useless. Give me one example in medical history of someone being protein deficient. I've never heard of it, although excess protein is linked to cancer, heart disease and an array of many other health problems (The China Study). Where is your information coming from?

  2. Preeti says:

    Not sure about Regina's comments but protein deficiency is a real issue.

    "An example in medical history of someone being protein deficient" - http://archderm.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/137/5/630
    http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/sec01/ch002/ch002b.html

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