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I Bet You, After Reading This You Will Never Go A Day Without Eating Banana

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Marcos Rojo in a Manchester United match on the 16th of March 2017 Europa league match against Rostov was handed a peeled banana by his teammate Ashley Young from his manager Jose Mourinho. Banana fruit, botanically Musa Spp is ranked the largest herbaceous flowering plant and one of the most widely consumed fruits in the planet earth.
Banana which differs in color, size and taste is very rich in potassium and vitamins.

Bananas are perennial plants therefore are available all year round. Bananas are grown commercially in over 120 countries, the beautiful yellow curved fruit ranks the most grown fruit in Nigeria after Palm trees.

It's actually a pity that most people would consume such a mighty fruit without having a dime of what nutrients the wonderful fruit gives to the body.

Wanna watch your weight? Go grab some bananas bro. There are many reasons for which you should fall in love with this lovely fruit! Wait, hold on, banana is even a snack so why not grab a bunch of this nutritious fruit instead of that biscuit 30 naira, my Nigerian people how are you faring?! Let's ride on the benefits of banana consumption!

Banana aids digestion

Banana rich in fibre can provide up to 30 percent of your daily fibre requirements. With a percentage this high, you are good to go!

Instant release of activity energy

Marcos Rojo in a Manchester United match on the 16th of March 20017 Europa league match against Rostov was handed a peeled banana by his teammate Ashley Young from his manager Jose Mourinho. Does that send any message to you? Yes, I does to me. Rojo needed an instant energy reactivation in order to last for the remaining few minutes of the match and the banana was an intervention to the cramps brewing in the muscles of the Argentine defender. The match ended 1-0 to Manchester United's favor, i'm a fan of soccer too go view my complete profile. Ok, back to business.

Did you know? Banana floats in water! Go grab a banana and give it a try!

Banana boost vitamin C

Serving a banana in a meal provides 15 percent of daily vitamin c requirements. Vitamin C as an antioxidant helps to keep inflammation in your body system at constant check and at the same time maintaining healthy blood vessels.

Contains trace amount of vitamin A

Protects your eyes, maintain normal vision and improved night vision in the presence of a little light to the cornea, cede this glory to the vitamin A in this beautiful yellow plant. Macular degeneration is an incurable disease which blurs central vision, banana helps to prevent or keep this condition in proper check.

Want to lose weight? Grab a banana

Banana is weight lose friendly. Containing only but a few calories and rich in fibre. Lower body weight is an attribute of daily intake of banana. You can also try unripe bananas which have a resistant starch that reduces appetite. So tell me what happens if you loose appetite and do not eat? You loose weight, LOL!

Bananas improve the health of the heart

Potassium, a macro nutrient is the attorney of that your heart that is beating now. It controls your blood pressure. Even at that, most people are ignorant of the importance of potassium in all three square meals. But now that you know, also have it somewhere at the back of your head that a banana, medium sized contains 9 percent of the RDI. People who eat banana everyday have the risk of having a heart disease reduced to 30 percent.

Bananas improve insulin sensitivity

Resistant starch contained in bananas when taken up to 20-35 grams a day can improve your insulin sensitivity by 47 percent. Insulin resistance is one if not the world most serious disease after diabetes type 2. Consumption of unripe bananas therefore improves insulin sensitivity.

Bananas help to keep a healthy kidney

Banana is beneficial for maintenance of a healthy kidney. As a rich source of potassium, banana helps the kidney to function well. Those who eat bananas weekly are 55 percent less likely to develop a kidney disease.

Think of an anti-cancer plant, think banana

Bananas contain an antioxidant delphinidin which are tumor resistant. Increase in the concentration of delphinidin in the stomach cancer cells, inhibits it's growth.

Did you know? Putting an unripe banana in the same bag as a tomato makes the ripening process rapid.

Banana nutritional value
  • Vitamin B6 - .5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.5 mg
  • Vitamin A - 80 IU
  • Manganese - 0.30 mg
  • Potassium - 400 mg
  • Iron -. 5 mg
  • Sugars - 12.15 g
  • Dietary fibre - 2.6 g
  • Phosphorus - 20 mg
  • Riboflavin - .3 mg
  • Niacin - .10 mg
  • Magnesium - 27 mg
  • Water - 74.86 g
  • Zinc - 0.22 mg
  • Sodium - 1 mg

Plantain is another popular family of bananas that are less sweet and more starchy. Unlike bananas, plantains are cooked before eating and also with a skin thicker than that of a banana. Plantain is a type of a cooking banana.

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