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Go Bananas with these health benefits


Medically reviewed by Dr. Unsa Mohsin.

Bananas are those fruits that are available throughout the year, and can, therefore, be found very often at our houses. They are a common feature in breakfast menus because they have low calories but a lot of nutrition.

It has been said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but did you know that a banana a day, keeps the doctor away while keeping your health intact. This is because they are rich in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, dietary fiber and manganese. They are also fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free.

So, you will actually find them very a-peel-ling one you get to know of these elaborate health benefits.

Turn the upset tummy into a happy one

Say bye-nana to your indigestion problems by eating this fruit. This is because bananas are easily digestible and they contain pectin which helps to initiate bowel movements.

They are also filled with fiber and therefore if you have a stomach cramp then eating these will help get things moving.

If you or people around you have stomach ulcers, then bananas should be on the top of your list as their smooth texture helps in coating the stomach lining and protecting it from irritation.

A hearty heart

Starting from your grandmother to the youngest person in your family knows that bananas are filled with potassium. This mineral is extremely vital for your heart. It has also been seen that eating lots of potassium helps to decrease the risk of stroke and lower blood pressure.

Therefore, you need to incorporate bananas in your diet to flush excess heart-stressing sodium from your body through your urine. Keep your heart healthy and yourself happy by eating bananas.

Say nay to sugar and massive yay to bananas

Bananas are sweet; there hasn’t been one story of banana not being sweet. Therefore, you can use them to make baked goods or desserts. The soft texture and the sweet taste make them an ideal ingredient in many different baked goods.

We are listing down two recipes you can use bananas in:

  • Scrumptious Banana Bread:

Take half a cup of raisins and blend them with 4 large bananas they are well pureed. In another bowl, add 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking powder and ¼ tsp. salt. Now in a mixer, beat 2 eggs, ½ cup butter, and ½ tsp. vanilla. Add the pureed banana mixture and combine well. Now, add the dry ingredients and mix. Add the batter to the loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Go Banana Cookies

Mash two large bananas in a bowl, add 1/3rd cup almond milk and stir to properly combine. Now add 1 cup of flour ½ tsp. baking powder and mix. Use a scooper to put out equal-sized scoops of the mixture on the baking tray. Now bake for 15 minutes, let it cool down and enjoy these yummy treats.

Yellow days are the brightest and yellow fruits make you bright

To conclude, we would say that bananas have many more benefits. And this is why you need to have them at your place at all times. These fruits are a healthy treat and tend to boost digestive and heart health because of their antioxidant content.

If you are a person with a sweet-tooth then make bananas your best-friends, as they are healthy and sweet. So what are you waiting for, go bananas for bananas starting from today!

Guest Credits: Asma Qadri



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