Banana’s are an amazing fruit all around! They taste amazing and they have an abundance of health benefits! Studies show that if you eat two bananas a day, this will happen to you!
Bananas pack a powerful punch when it comes to defeating disease. They contain tons of vitamins and antioxidants. Bananas can promote a healthy cardiovascular system, digestive system, immune system, and increase athletic performance.
Here is a list of the best antioxidants and vitamins that are in this delicious fruit:
- Potassium: 9% of the RDI.
- Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI.
- Vitamin C: 11% of the RDI.
- Magnesium: 8% of the RDI.
- Copper: 10% of the RDI.
- Manganese: 14% of the RDI.
- Net carbs: 24 grams.
- Fiber: 3.1 grams.
- Protein: 1.3 grams.
- Fat: 0.4 grams.
When is the perfect time to eat a banana? When it is newly ripe or just before ripening? Studies show that bananas that are ripe or extra ripe contain more TNF. TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) is a substance that is proven to reduce the size of, or eliminate, tumors. TNF destroys cancer cells! The brown spots on bananas are a chemical reaction that creates TNF. TNF is a cytokine that assists cell-to-cell communication in immune responses and directs cell movement towards inflammation and infection sites. It interferes with the growth and spread of tumor cells and triggers apoptosis (cell death). Researchers pinpointed that TNF produced by ripe bananas is as effective of an anti-cancer agent as lentinan, an immunostimulant injected intravenously to stimulate white blood cell production. One ripe banana a day may just help keep the oncologist away!
Eating bananas every day for a month will not only reduce your chances of cancer, it will help you build more lean muscle. Bananas contain Magnesium, an ingredient that is crucial to muscle growth. Daily consumption of bananas for a month will also make you feel happier! because they contain vitamin b9, aka folate, a nutrient that may fight depression by boosting a substrate that has antidepressant properties. In other words, Serotonin enters the brain faster. Because of this, you will also experience relief of stress and anxiety! Our trusty yellow fruit also makes us sleep better! Bananas contain an abundance of Tryptophan, a chemical that promotes relaxation and regulates sleep.
I stick with my original statement; Bananas are amazing all around! If you are looking to improve your health and build muscle at the same time, try eating a banana every day! If you do not particularly favor the taste of a banana, try mixing it into a smoothie with other fruits! Smoothies are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, and they taste amazing too!