The health benefits of bananas.

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Hello esteemed steemians, accept steem greetings from me @desireforku. As usual, it's a delight and an honour to share with you this valuable content. Today, I will be talking about the health benefits of bananas, why we should eat bananas and how bananas help us to live healthy. Fasten your seat belt, sip a glass of water as I reveal this mouth-watering information to you


The banana is an elongated-curve, edible fruit. Botanically it is a berry produced by numerous kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa
In cameroon, bananas are grown in almost all the regions and villages. Many households have banana stems around the compound and this makes bananas less scarce compared to other fruits.
Banana around the house
According to research, bananas very rich in energy, regulates the sugar levels and a lot more more


Did you know? the riper a banana is, the healthier it is for you!
Those dark patches not only boost their cancer-fighting antioxidants in bananas, but the bananas also have other
Wonderful benefits! If you are feeling sluggish and/or lazy, eat banana for an instant energy boost. They are rich in potassium, fiber, and natural sugars, this banana fruit contains diverse nutrients vital for our health. These are some of the many health benefits that bananas provides for you.

Rich in nutrients. Bananas contain many vitamins, like potassium, magnesium, calcium, and B6, which helps your
body’s proper functioning. High in antioxidants, they protect against free radicals, chronic diseases and help boost immunity to colds through the Vitamin C in it.
Their soluble fiber slows down digestion, keeps you feeling full longer, and makes them superb for breakfast. A banana can take you for a full day without food. The high potassium content helps regulate the heartbeat, blood pressure, and maintains an alert and sound brain. Bananas will help you prevent kidney cancer, avoid blurred vision, and build strong bones.
A healthy snack. Banana is a perfect pre-workout snack, it vitamins, minerals, and easily digested carbs give you high energy and sustain your blood sugar levels. Moreover, they may help reduce muscle cramps and soreness, thus supply superb nutrition for the body before, during, and after endurance workouts or any sporting exercise. Bananas consist of three natural sugars; sucrose, glucose, and fructose, which provide you with cholesteroland fat-free energy.

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Stabilizes blood sugar levels. Though they are sweet, bananas have a low GI (glycemic index) thus, they don’t cause sugar spikes.
Since fiber balances the sugar content in bananas, it helps maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
People with diabetes can enjoy a banana too but those with type 2 diabetes should limit their banana intake or track their blood
sugar if they do. Bananas are rich in pectin, which may moderate your blood sugar and reduce appetite.
Help in digestive issues. Bananas contain both soluble and insoluble fiber— besides high levels of pectin. Soluble fiber can help to control blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol in the body while insoluble fiber regulates the bowel function. The above helps to keep your gut healthy, pathogen-free, prevents constipation and helps in relieving heartburn. Potassium helps maintain body fluid levels and regulates the movement of nutrients and waste products in the body.
Ease weight loss. If you are on a low-carb diet, then make banana your friend . An average banana has approximately 90 calories only and since they have relatively few calories, they are linked to lower body weight and weight loss.
Furthermore, their high soluble fiber helps keep you feeling full, thus reduces your appetite by curbing your cravings. Bananas are rich in vitamins and fiber besides being fat and cholesterol-free, which boosts your weight loss. Resistant starch found in newly ripened bananas helps you manage your weight since you stay full longer. If you're dieting, low-glycemic food will help you control hunger, avoid overeating, and help stabilize your blood sugar levels

Support a healthy heart. A medium-sized banana contains up to 400-plus mg of potassium, bananas in your diet will
help prevent high blood pressure because they are high in potassium but low in salt, the FDA recognizes bananas’ ability to lower blood pressure and shield against heart attack. By blocking cholesterol absorption, they keep blood cholesterol levels low and under control while their soluble fiber reduces the risk of heart disease
A natural laxative. Are you feeling constipated? Then eat bananas, and such stomach challenges may just become a thing of the past. Well-ripened bananas have a fiber that helps to restore and maintain regular bowel functions in the body.
Helps to soothe stomach ulcer. Since bananas increase mucus in your digestive tract, they help in healing or preventing stomach
ulcers. This is confirmed by an alternative health researcher and chiropractor David Williams, D.C.
By forming a protective coating around the inner walls, they help reduce irritation in the digestive system. Hence, they naturally promote intestinal health and defend the stomach from acids.
Help fight premenstrual syndrome. The irritation, cramping, pains and bloating that occurs every month to many women is not funny. However, there’s a reason to smile as u read because I have a remedy for you. Forget the chips and chocolate or even drugs and instead get bananas. They are rich in vitamin B6 and potassium and can stop you from retaining water and reduce bloating. Potassium helps reduce cramps before and after the menses while iron combats fatigue linked to
Premenstrual syndrome. Too little potassium might lead to muscle cramping — definitely not what you want when menstrual
cramps hit right?

Improve libido. Potassium which is the main nutrient in banana, helps to boost the production of testosterone in men, the male sex hormone and improves the libido. Tryptophan present in bananas will help to increase the secretion of serotonin, a hormone that lifts the mood and increases the sex drive in men.
Manganese and magnesium in bananas will improve prostate health and promotes the functioning of reproductive organs to their optimum in men.
Bromelain and vitamin B in bananas regulates the hormone testosterone and increases the sexual desire, performance, and overall virility in men. Bananas being a good source of carbohydrates boosts energy levels and increases blood circulation even to male reproductive organs and helps to improve libido.


In this write-up, we have been looking at the health benefits of bananas to the body. From the write-up, we have seen that bananas are good for both men and women as opposed to the lay idea that banana is only for men. In this regard, I will personally recommend that we all make banana and integral part of our diet. At this juncture, I'm requesting @chiabertrand, @echamroland, @acbaby, @majerus, and the entire @steemcameroon to make friends with bananas.
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The riper the banana, the higher are it's health benefits just like you've said. I normally prefer eating banana that is not over ripe because over ripe banana is too sweet for me and makes me lose appetite at times. But haven gone through the write-up, Its evident that banana is a fruit not to miss out on.

Banana mixed with honey, olive oil and aleovera is also very good for a smooth face.

Banana my new bestie😍😍


Good, they are good for you... Grap some this afternoon and enjoy yourself

Your write up is very creative and educative. The Benefits are vast but still I'm not attracted to bananas. I only eat them when I stay for a while without eating and I know I won't have the opportunity to eat any time soon.


Yeah they help you stay longer without eating and not hungry... U can read again

Thanks for sharing these benefits of eating banana.



From all this it’s like banana is the sweet aloe vera. A lot of health benefit. Thanks for sharing

Wow bro I have learned valor oh I will be eating bananas most of the time because of muscle cram it disturbs me a lot. Thanks for sharing