Bananas contain three natural sugars: sucrose, fructose and glucose, combined with natural fiber fruit give us an immediate abundance of energy. Through research it has been proven that eating two bananas provide enough energy to do a strenuous job for 90 minutes.
No wonder the banana is the number one fruit consumed by leading athletes worldwide. But energy is not the only way in which bananas favor us, we can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making their inclusion in our daily diet. When compared to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods that can be found.
According to a recent survey carried out by MIND to people suffering from depression, many of them felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain "triptophan", a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, which is known for its relaxing effects that improve your mood and make you feel happier.
The high content of iron in bananas stimulates the production of hemoglobin in the blood and helps to resolve cases of anemia.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium, making it the perfect fruit to beat blood pressure. That’s why the US Food and Drug UIDE just allowed the banana industry to make the corresponding claims about its ability to reduce blood pressure and related heart attack.
200 students of the Twickenham school (Middlesex), in England, ate bananas during their exams this year, both at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. The investigation showed that the potassium contained in the fruit help in the learning process, giving them greater ability to concentrate