Why eat a banana?

Ever wondered why you should eat a banana? Here is Why..


Quick energy source : Bananas consist mainly of sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber, which makes them ideal for an immediate and slightly prolonged source of energy.


Rich source of potassium and fiber : An average banana contains about 450 - 470 mg of potassium. Thus it is effective in lowering blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke. Also bananas being a rich source of fibers helps prevent heart diseases.


Antacid properties : Bananas have long been recognized for their antacid effects. This helps to protect against stomach ulcers and ulcer damage.




Source of Pectin : Bananas contain Pectin, a water soluble fiber that helps normalize movement through the digestive tract, improves digestion and eases constipation.


Rich in vitamins :  Bananas are a rich source of vitamin C, Vitamin B6 & B12. It improves the functioning of the nervous systems.


Iron content : Bananas are relatively high in iron, which helps to fight Anemia.


Good for our Bones : Presence of calcium and potassium in bananas help strengthen our bones.

Why eat a banana? Why eat  a banana? Reviewed by Sandipan Chakraborty on March 28, 2010 Rating: 5
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