Bananas are healthy


29-01-2017 - There is a lot of confusion whether bananas are healthy or not. It is thought that bananas are hugely fattening and that they can cause digestion problems.

This is just not the case! Bananas are super healthy!


Bananas give a huge energy boost

Because of the natural sugars in a banana, you get a big energy boost from them. A banana contains sugars that are quickly absorbed by your body, giving you energy fast. Bananas also contain other sugars that are slowly absorbed by the body and thus ensure long-lasting energy. Ideal to eat a banana before an exercise! Need a lot of energy, just 2!


Bananas help prevent a hangover

Do you have a hangover? Then a banana can help you get rid of your hangover faster. The best way to get rid of your hangover is to drink a banana in a milkshake. Thanks to the potassium and vitamin B6 in bananas, you'll be back in shape faster!


Bananas help to improve a bad mood during PMS

To all women: have you ever suffered from a bad temper caused by PMS (premenstrual syndrome)? Then eat bananas during this period and you will find that you have fewer problems with the mood swings! Irregular blood sugar levels often cause mood swings. The vitamin B6 in bananas help to keep your blood sugar levels steady and hence your mood!


Bananas help with sleep problems

Bananas contain an amino acid (tryptophan) that stimulates the production of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that has a calming effect and makes you feel better (happier). Tryptophan in banana is best recognized by your body when you eat it in combination with other foods rich in carbohydrates, such as rice, pasta and beans.


Bananas help against diarrhoea

Bananas contain are soluble fibres like pectin. If you suffer from diarrhoea pectin in bananas help to improve your bowel movement. To make optimal use of the pectin, the banana must be baked first before you eat it. By baking banana the soluble fibres are better absorbed by your body.


Bananas protect your stomach from gastric acid and stomach ulcers

Bananas work as an antacid. Antacid is a substance that works against heartburn. Bananas neutralize stomach acid that can prevent ulcers.


Bananas help absorbing other healthy nutrients

Bananas not only bring a lot of vitamins and minerals into your body, they also ensure that other nutrients are absorbed better! Very handy! The sugar molecules (fructo-oligosaccharides), in the banana, are a food source for beneficial bacteria in your intestines. Thanks to the growth of these beneficial bacteria, nutrients are better absorbed in the body. An important mineral that is better absorbed by the body thanks to these beneficial bacteria is calcium. So indirectly bananas cause strong bones!


Bananas help prevent morning sickness when pregnant

During pregnancy you wish to counter morning sickness. You can do so in a healthy way by eating bananas.


Bananas keep blood sugar levels stable, are healthy, tasty and make you feel full. Do not ignore bananas! You can eat as many bananas as you want. A banana is healthy for people of all ages, including babies. It's the nutritional value contained in the banana that makes this delicious fruit also very healthy. Even the banana peel is healthy!



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