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Why you should eat bananas

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Sting Newz Web Desk: Bananas are said to be one of the most nutritious fruits because of high concentration of essential nutrients in them. They are recommended as healthy food for both adults and infants. It has rich source of vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, fibre, copper and biotin. This fleshy and creamy fruit is low cost and tasty. Include it in your daily diet and prevent many health disorders.

Maintain normal blood pressure: The effect of eating bananas in lowering blood pressure with its rich potassium content is remarkable. One medium sized banana contains 400+ mg of potassium that is good enough to fulfil the requirement of the body and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Check blood cholesterol levels: Bananas contain sterol content- a type of fat. The structure of sterols can block the absorption of dietary cholesterol and thus keep blood cholesterol levels under control.

Lower the risk of stroke: Bananas are packed with potassium, magnesium and fibre. These three nutrients help to prevent the risk of stroke substantially.

Reduce the risk of heart disease: Bananas are a rich fibre food having about three grams per medium one. Of the three grams, one gram is soluble fibre that decreases the risk of heart disease potentially. So, regular intake of bananas is good to avoid heart problems.

Speedy digestion: Banana is a digestion friendly fruit. Due to the fibre nutrient, bananas regulate the pace of digestion very well by converting carbohydrates into simple sugars. These simple sugars are also well regulated by the fibrous content of banana. With the presence of water soluble pectins and fructooligosaccharides, it supports the overall digestive health.

Lower gastrointestinal problems: Two servings of bananas each day can lead to significant increase in Bifido bacteria. With these increased levels of bacteria, you can experience lesser gastrointestinal issues and more regular bowel function.

Lower muscle cramps:  Bananas are said to prevent muscle cramps because of its rich potassium content. Since low potassium levels are considered to contribute to risk of muscle cramps, eat a banana daily if you suffer from such problem.

Gives instant energy: It is an instant energy giving food and banana fruit-shakes are considered as good as a sports beverage while and after workouts.

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