Sunday, March 21, 2010

Banana’s Health Benefits

Banana belongs in the genus of Musa from the Musaceae family and are native in tropical countries in Southeast Asia. It is the largest herbaceous flowering plant.

The banana fruit offers numerous health benefits and some of them are the following:

Anemia - This common blood disorder that decreases the normal blood red blood cells can be prevented by consuming fruit/food that are rich in iron. And banana is relatively has high iron content which will help stimulate the growth of hemoglobin in the body.

Blood Pressure – Bananas being quite high in potassium yet very low in sodium can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Ulcers – one of the few foods that an ulcer patient can eat without suffering pain is banana. It helps reduce acidity and reduces irritation.

Constipation – Bananas has fiber contents therefore can help restore normal bowel movement.

Smoking – Because of the vitamins content of bananas like B6 and B12, as well as potassium and magnesium the substances that help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal, bananas can sure help those who are willing to quit smoking.

Depression – Bananas contain tryptophan, a mood leveling protein and vitamin B in bananas can help calm the nervous system and can improve your mood.

And finally, since bananas consist mainly of sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber, thus it is a very good source of energy.

So start your day with a banana.



  1. Thanks for sharing this! now that i am taking my diet seriously again, i eat a banana whenever I have cravings!

    Mellow Yellow

  2. Dagahn pud ani sa amo .... favorite man ni namung mga unggoy .... LOL! nice shot dear!

    In This Side of Town
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  3. Yummy and healthy. Happy MYM!

    Mine's here.

  4. Isa lang ang uri nang banana nila dito sa US, kung may makita ka mang ibang uri ang mahal naman. Kaya na miss ko yung sariling atin na banana. Happy weekdays and thanks for the visit!

    Bird or chicken?
    Macro Monday~ The bud

  5. agoy mag binisaya sad ko ha... kalami jud ani ever ang saging paborit nako ni. Dagku kaau ni ug lusak heheh... yumyum!Anyway here is my daffodils enrty. C yah!

  6. Interesting information. When I buy bananas in the store, they're all green...they don't look as delicious as yours!

  7. got plenty of those over the weekend! :) great shot sis!


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