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Wellness Wednesdays: Health Benefits Of Bananas

By: CICELY MITCHELL
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Bananas are one of the most nutritional foods that we can eat. They taste great with other foods as well as mixed in a beverage, they’re easy to carry and they pack nicely in our bags.

Check out the benefits of eating bananas and enjoy a bunch of banana bliss today!

Great Amounts of Fiber Inside one banana lies 11% of the RDA of dietary fiber and only about 108 calories. The fiber in bananas also keeps digestion regular and helps the body maintain low blood sugar. Fiber is a nutrient that gives us that feeling of being full. So enjoy a banana or two today with your breakfast or even with your lunch!

Bowel Health I wanted this tip to follow the “fiber” one because they seem to go hand in hand. If you are feeling constipated… and we all suffer from constipation, then eat a banana. The fiber in a banana is far more gentler to the digestive system in helping to formulate bodily waste that needs to be eliminated. Bananas serve as a great alternative to laxatives which can contain harsh stimulants.

Energy Booster Are you feeling sluggish or fatigued? Then grab a banana. With their abundance of vitamins and minerals, bananas are a great source of natural energy. I usually consume about two bananas before my workout and I can honestly say that I have great energy to endure the treadmill, the weights and then my water aerobic workout! Bananas are also great for that midday slump many of us experience. Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee or a caffeine fix, reach for a banana instead.

Prevention Of Cancer In a recent study by the Internal Journal of Cancer, the probability of developing kidney cancer is greatly lessened by frequent consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and…you guessed it bananas!The fruit contains tremendous amounts of magnesium and potassium to help in the prevention of cancer.

Rich In Vitamin B6 Of course you know that bananas are rich in vitamins and nutrients but one vitamin in bananas is truly prevalent! It has been proven that one banana has 34% of the RDA of vitamin B6, which serves many important roles in the body’s health. Vitamin B6 in bananas serves as an anti-inflammatory agent that helps ward off cardiovascular disease, obesity and even Type II diabetes, so eat up! Vitamin B6 also plays an important role in maintaining strong lymphoid glands that ensure the successful production of healthy white blood cells; you know we need our white blood cells as protection from infections!

Menstrual Health Instead of reaching for those pain meds for the menstrual cramping and bloating, reach for a banana instead. Remember that Vitamin B6 I wrote of above? Well that vitamin B6 is also instrumental in helping to regulate blood glucose level as well as your overall mood.

The Peel Can Heal! Did you know that if you rub the inside of a banana on a mosquito bite, you will help reduce the itching and swelling that is normally associated with these annoying bites!? Try it! My granny also used to swear that the inside of a peel would get rid of her warts… I don’t have warts but I’m just saying…

Enjoy a banana with some fresh kiwi, strawberries and peach juice for a great and healthy smoothie! (Photo Credit: Harald Walker/ Getty Images)

Enjoy a banana with some fresh kiwi, strawberries and peach juice for a great and healthy smoothie! (Photo Credit: Harald Walker/ Getty Images)

So enjoy a banana for great health! If you are one of those “I cannot eat a banana, it’s too mushy to me” kind of people, then do what I do in the mornings; I make a great banana smoothie! Just get some peach juice, a cup of peaches, some strawberries, a handful of blueberries and some pineapples and blend them together! Freeze your fruit before hand or add some ice, blend and enjoy!

Are you going to eat a banana soon? Watch related video by clicking here and enjoy a banana today!

 

 

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