We’ve all heard that saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. And we know that apples are good for us. But don’t be surprised when you hear that bananas can be just as good, or even better than apples for your overall health. If we compare the two fruits we can see that the banana contains three times more phosphorus, four times more proteins, five times more vitamin A and iron and it’s double in other vitamins and minerals. And why are bananas so notorious when it comes to dieting and weight control? One banana contains approximately 100 calories and 17.5 grams of carbohydrates but it doesn’t contain any sodium, cholesterol or fat, so this makes them an ideal snack before exercise. And if you keep yourself within the limits of your daily calories intake, you can eat bananas, not gain any weight, and take advantage of all the health benefits.


Why is eating 3 bananas a day so important? Well, after extensive research, it has been concluded that 3 bananas a day can provide us with the energy for a vigorous 90 minutes training, and more importantly they contain 1500mg of potassium, which has loads of benefits for our health. And since we all love eating bananas here are 7 of the most important health benefits we can use to justify our love for this delicious fruit:

They control the blood pressure – As we already mentioned bananas have extremely low sodium levels but are very high in potassium. This means that eating three bananas a day can help you control your blood pressure and improve the condition of your hearth. In addition, they can prevent blood cloths formation, reducing your chances for a stroke significantly.

They fight depression – Recent survey conducted on people who struggle with depression issues revealed that many of them felt much happier after eating a banana. It may seem unlikely, but it’s a known fact that bananas are rich in a protein called tryptophan which after entering our body becomes serotonin. When we feel happy, relaxed and when we feel good in general, it’s due to the high levels of serotonin in our organism.

They help with PMS – Next time when PMS kicks in don’t reach for the pills immediately, try eating a banana and see how you’ll feel. It’s rich in B6 vitamin which sooths the nerves and makes you feel better immediately.

They regulate bowel movements – The banana is rich in fibers which are essential when it comes to regular bowel movement. So instead of pumping yourselves with laxatives when you’re having difficulties in this area, peel off a banana and wait for nature to do the trick.

They give you energy – Since they are full of vitamins and minerals as well as low-glycemic carbohydrates they are a great source of energy. Instead of eating a protein bar try having a banana before exercise, it will keep you energized and thanks to the potassium, cramp free as well.

They alleviate heartburn – Just one banana a day can help with heartburn because it has natural antacid properties. If you suffer from heartburn include bananas in your diet, it may very well be the end of your suffering.

They help fight anemia – Maybe you didn’t know but bananas are rich in iron which is very beneficial for anemic people. Anemic people have a lower number of red blood cells and hemoglobin in their blood, so the iron from the banana can stimulate the red blood cells’ production of hemoglobin and alleviate the condition.

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