17 May 2013

Banana for Breakfast anyone?


As the saying goes 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away' but did you actually know that apples aren't the best fruit for you. Bananas are!

Bananas contain three natural sugars, sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fibre. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy which is why sports people eat it at intervals. Research has even proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a 90 minute workout so no wonder the banana is the number one fruit for athletes.

But bananas aren't just for energy, they can also help prevent illnesses and conditions. 

Bananas contain tryptophan, a protein that the body converts to serotonin which is known to make you relax, improve your mood and make you feel happier in yourself and research has shown that this helps combat depression.

The high in iron content in bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood. This helps with cases of anaemia.

Bananas are high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat high blood pressure.

Want to know the best way to cure hangover? Make a banana milkshake and sweeten it with honey. The banana has a calming effect on the stomach and the honey tops up your blood sugar levels.

So you see, a banana is not just an amazing fruit but it's also a great help for illnesses. So when you compare it to an apple, it has 4 times the protein, twice the carbohydrate and 5 times the vitamin A and iron. 

So maybe its time to change that well known phrase to, 'A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!'

5 comments:

  1. WOW, I didn't know any of that! Great post :) x

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  2. Great post I am rubbish at eating fruit but love my veg Banana's are the only fruit I eat mainly so its great to know that there are some great benefits of eating them :)

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  3. Well they say you lean something new everyday! Thank you for that!

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  4. We all eat and love banana's but I didnt know they were that much good for you! Great post, thankyou

    @tjsi1963

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