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8 healthy benefits of

Banana: Reason to
include in your daily diet
Banana is one fruit which is commonly available everywhere. In India, it
is used to make various regional cuisines like -
kheer, malpua, halwa, payasam, sheera, and paniyaram, and many
more. It is a common food in breakfast menus, and it is definitely with a
solid reason. It provides you instant energy to kickstart your day, and is
also said to be very good for the stomach. Many Indian households use
banana to cure upset stomach. There are many benefits of banana
which are enough to make you include this sweet and delicious fruit in
your diet today itself. A single piece of banana contains only 90 calories,
which makes it a great (and healthy) snack to munch on rather than
sugar loaded dishes or deep-fried ones. Carry one in your bag, and you
will be thanking me whenever a sudden hunger pang grips you.

Here goes a list of 8 reasons to include banana in your daily diet:

1. Instant energy booster: Just 1 banana has the capability to provide


you enough energy to kickstart your day. Just include it in your
breakfast menu and feel the difference.

2. Ease in Digestion: Bananas help to restore normal bowel function,


especially if you have diarrhoea and they restore electrolytes and
potassium that may be lost due to runny stool . It is also known to
stimulate the digestive juices, thereby supporting digestion and
help in building up metabolism.

3. High Fibre Content: Banana is loaded with fiber. The soluble fiber
has the tendency to slow down digestion which keeps you feeling
full for a longer time. This is the reason why bananas are often
included in breakfast so that you can start your day without to
worrying about the next meal.
4. . Powerhouse of Nutrients: Banana is loaded with
essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium,
manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. All
these contribute to the proper functioning of the body and keeps
you healthy.

5. Heart Health: Bananas are rich in potassium. Potassium helps


muscles to contract and nerve cells to respond. It keeps
the heart beating regularly and can also reduce the effect of
sodium on blood pressure.
6. Blood Pressure: It is a well-known fact that salt is the culprit when
it comes to high blood pressure. Bananas have low salt content
and high potassium content, and makes an ideal food for those
undergoing this condition. But make sure you consult your
nutritionist or doctor before you add it to your diet.
7. Good source of Potassium: The high potassium-content in
banana makes it a super fruit. Potassium is known for its various
health benefits - helps in regulating heartbeat, blood pressure,
and also keeps the brain alert. So make sure you add bananas to
your daily diet to keep your heart and brain healthy, and also for
more stable blood pressure.
8. Helps Fight Anaemia: Due to the high iron content in bananas,
they are good for people suffering from anaemia. Anaemia is a
condition where there is a decrease in the number of red blood
cells or haemoglobin in blood. This leads to fatigue, shortness of
breath, and paleness of skin. Banana helps fight anaemia and its
symptoms.