Being our favorite fruit along with the millions of people in the world bananas are rich in so many nutrients and vitamins necessary for our overall well-being. But did you know that the health benefit from bananas depends on their ripeness and maturation stage? Even do it sounds ridiculous it is a true fact.
But that doesn’t have to mean that you should carefully choose your banana every time you go to buy one. It only means that there is a stage of maturity in which stage the bananas have the best impact on our health.
The following text will show you all the health benefits that bananas have…
1. Prevents any oncological diseases
Bananas contain one special type of protein known as tumor necrosis factor that protects the body from cancer. Those bananas that are in a mature stage have more amounts of this protein, and that’s way it is recommended to eat bananas that have stains or have a dark color on their peels.
2. Reduces cramps
The lack of minerals is the number one cause of muscle cramps. If you eat products that are rich in potassium and magnesium like bananas then you will never experience this problem. That’s way they are an inevitable part of athlete’s life.
3. Protects from kidney disease
The fact is that foods that contain enough potassium can prevent the development of kidney stones. According to one study eating bananas on a regular basis reduces the risk of kidney disease by 40%.
4. Healthy heart
People with high blood pressure or with cardiovascular disease are advice to eat food products rich in potassium. So if you consume at least 1.3 grams of potassium a day, you will reduce the risk of heart attack by 26%. To achieve that you need to eat 2-3 bananas in one day.
5. Clean blood vessels
Number one reason for clogged arteries or atherosclerosis is cholesterol. Bananas also containing phytosterols which are a family of molecules that are related to cholesterol and at the same time they reduce cholesterol.
6. Healthy gut
Bananas are recommended to people that have stomach ulcers as well as for those that are at risk of such occurrence. To be exact bananas contain special enzymes that increase secretion of mucus which then protects the stomach.
7. Energy boosters
Since they are full of vitamins and minerals bananas are an excellent source of energy. The simple carbohydrates that bananas have are easily processed inside the digestive system, and not only that it restores your energy in a blink of an eye.
8. Improves mood
Because of the presence of dopamine otherwise known as the hormone of happiness and B complex vitamins bananas has a very positive effect on our nervous system.
9. Helps with diabetes
This tropical fruit as we already mention contains resistant starch which is very beneficial for people with diabetes type 2. Green bananas have more of this starch than the yellow bananas. One green banana with an average size contains 12.5 grams of this starch, while the ones in the mature phase contain only 5 grams.
10. Lose weight
Not only that it helps in making a visible progress during exercising resistant starch doesn’t allow those processed ( trans) fats to be stored inside the body. The recommended daily intake of this delicious fruit is 10 grams. This doesn’t mean that you should eat bananas and skip exercising on the contrary you should continue with physical exercise and with your diet.