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The banana is a treasury of energy for the body: 7 benefits that make it an excellent choice for health

February 26, 2020 • By Alison Forde

It is one of the most widely consumed and delicious fruits in the world, as well as one of the most energy filled that exists. Did you recognize it? We are obviously talking about the banana, a product of nature known since ancient times and originally from the regions of Southeast Asia.

In addition to being delicious, it is known that banana is a fruit rich in nutrients, and is really beneficial for health, so much that it is often recommended as a "cure" against some debilitative illnesses that our body can suffer from, or as a contributor of energy when playing sports. In addition to its best known properties, however, the banana has many others, which really make it an excellent food.

via: Healthline

1. They are rich in fiber, antioxidants and nutrients

We could sum up the nutritional composition of this wonderfuly exotic fruit as having have few proteins, almost no fat, carbohydrates and about 105 calories each. In additional to all this, obviously, there is potassium, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, substances that make it excellent for giving us energy and vitality in a healthy and natural way.

2. They improve digestion

Thanks to the fiber and the complex starches starches they contain, bananas can assist our intestinal bacteria, safeguarding the health of the intestine and the colon and making digestion easier.

3. Regulate blood sugar

Since they are rich in pectin and resistant starch, bananas are able to moderate blood sugar levels after meals and reduce appetite, slowing the emptying of the stomach. In addition, they have medium to low glycemic indices.

4. They help us lose weight

Given its nutritional characteristics and low calory count, the banana is perfect for satisfying us for a long time without adverse affects on our body weight.

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5. They improve kidney health

How? Thanks to the banana's incomparablable richness in potassium. This substance, in fact, is essential for controlling blood pressure and promoting proper kidney function. Several studies in this regard have linked the consumption of bananas to lower chances of developing kidney disease.

6. They are good for our heart

As with the kidneys, it is thanks to potassium, which regulates and can reduce blood pressure. Regularly consuming bananas also means having our heart health at heart. Low blood pressure also means less risk of incurring heart disease.

7. Potassium and carbohydrates make for the perfect exercise snack

The banana is universally recognized as a great fruit for athletes. The reason is simple: with its treasure trove of minerals and carbohydrates, it is a great source of energy, providing an excellent supply before, during and after exercise.

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Within the limits of normal and sensible use, therefore, it is clear that the banana is a powerful fruit, a beneficial and fundamental ally for our physical well-being. As always, we remind you that this article is for informational purposes only, and cannot, in any case, replace the advice of a doctor. If you have doubts about your diet or your health, it is always advisable to consult a specialist.

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