25 Suprising Reasons To Eat a Banana Every Day

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Bananas are rich in fiber and they offer three natural sugars – glucose, sucrose and fructose – a huge energy boosters. Bananas are good in the fight against depression, make you smarter, relax, cure a hangover, alleviate morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. Thwy can soothe the skin after a mosquito bite and leave a great shine on your shoes. The whole list is here!

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1. Bananas can help overcome depression because of high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin, a neurotransmitter of happiness.
2. Eat two bananas before strenuous exercise, so you will have enough energy and will be able to maintain a stable blood sugar level.
3. To avoid muscle cramps during exercise and nocturnal leg cramps eat bananas.
4. Calcium loss through urination, needed to build strong bones, can be compensated by eating bananas.
5. Banana improve mood and reduce symptoms of PMS because it regulates blood sugar levels and stimulate the production of substances that reduce stress, ie. Have a relaxing effect.
6. Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, assist in weight loss, strengthen the nervous system and helps in the production of white blood cells, and all that because of high level of Vitamin B-sixth.
7. Strengthen the blood and reduce anemia because they offer a large quantity of iron.
8. They are rich in potassium yet low in salt. So, American doctors from the FDA included bananas among the foods that lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.
9. They are rich in fiber, ie, pectin and help digestion. Encourages the removal of toxins and heavy metals from the body.
10. Bananas act as a probiotic, stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Also produce digestive enzymes which assist in the absorption of nutrients.
11. You are worried about constipation? The richness of the fibers of the banana can help normalize gut motility.
Bananas have a soothing effect on the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhea.
12. Bananas have a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux and heartburn.
13. Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be eaten without risk in stomach ulcer because the stomach lining and protection against corrosive liquids.
14. You go too far with caffeine? Bananas can eliminate the consequences: trembling hands, palms sweating and headaches!
15. Bananas can help prevent kidney cancer, protect your eyes from macular degeneration and build strong bones, and all this because they increase calcium absorption.
16. Bananas will make you smarter. Eat a banana before the exam and use well high level of potassium.
17. Bananas are rich in antioxidants, resist free radicals and protect against chronic diseases.
18. If you eat bananas between meals they helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce morning sickness.
19. After an insect bite rub the inside of the banana on the skin and so relieve itching and irritation.
20. Eating bananas between meals balances blood sugar levels, so you can avoid overeating.
21. Bananas raise energy and improve your mood; If you have trouble with sleeping, half an hour before going to sleep, eat half a banana – tryptophan will soothe and prepare the body for sleep!
22. Bananas can reduce the body temperature, partially keep you cool during the summer or fever.
23. Naturally stimulate the secretion of tryptophan, which helps to get rid of seasonal affective disorder.
24. Weaning from smoking? Bananas contain a lot of vitamin B, as well as potassium and magnesium, which will facilitate quitting.
25. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or bag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine.

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