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A Banana A Day (Part I)

This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana
in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose
combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial
boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a
strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit
with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also
help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and
conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst
people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a
banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein
that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve
your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains
regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin
in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

4 blog comments below

Sounds like bananas are like drugs. Does it have any side effects?
Peterssidan on Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:48 pm
I have not had a banana for over a week. Usually have one everyday. No wonder I am feeling a bit depressed. Off to the store I go.
standready on Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:33 pm
I hear banana is also high in fibre. Is that correct?
deanhills on Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:29 pm
According to this article, a banana has 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.
mgeek on Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:15 pm

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