No, You’re Not Crazy – They’re That Good
You know the saying “going bananas” (which means going mildly crazy) – but is there any reason to ‘go bananas’ over bananas, the universal fruit we know so well? As it turns out, there’s a bunch of reasons that make bananas an insanely smart diet choice that’s crazy healthy!
It Makes Sense to Go Nuts Over Bananas
Bananas have too many health benefits to list on a single page, but here are 12 top banana health benefits. Bananas help…
- Combat depression due to their high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin – the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter
- Pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar before a strenuous workout
- Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and night-time leg cramps
- Strengthen your blood and combat anemia with their rich iron content
- Lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke due to their high-potassium, low-salt content
- Chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body as they are rich in pectin
- Stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel (acting as a prebiotic) and produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients
- Provide relief from acid reflux and heartburn by naturally neutralizing acids in the body
- Provide protection from free radicals and chronic disease as they are high in antioxidants
- Stabilize blood sugar and avoid binging between meals as they keep food cravings at bay
- Lower the body’s temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day
- Speed recovery from the effects of nicotine withdrawal if you’re trying to quit smoking, as they contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium
Discover a Fruity Variety of Bananas
Oh, and of course – bananas make great snacks, delicious smoothies, and versatile baking ingredients since they come in different varieties harvested at different stages of growth.
Next time you go online grocery shopping(the smarter way to shop today), make sure you toss a whole bunch of bananas in your shopping cart.
And while you’re ‘going bananas’, make sure to add – in addition to Yellow Banana – the lesser known but super-nutritious types of banana such as Baby Banana, Cardava Banana, and Green Banana.