An apple a day keeps the doctor away but we generally have nothing good to say about bananas? Considering that they’re widely considered as a ‘not-so-fabulous’ fruit, only bachelors and gym enthusiasts can appreciate it completely. According to an article on Higher Perspectives, eating two ripe bananas can go a long way in helping you lead a healthy lifestyle.
Here are the other benefits mentioned in the report:
1. It helps fighting depression.
Eating bananas has been scientifically proven to have helped fight depression. Bananas have a very high concentration of tryptophan. When consumed, tryptophan is converted to serotonin and that helps with depression.
2. It keeps you energetic throughout the day.
Bananas boast a powerful blend of three kinds of natural sugars: fructose, glucose and sucrose. These natural sugars keep up your blood sugar level and give you the required energy to get through your day unscathed.
3. It lowers your blood pressure.
The high levels of potassium and low sodium make it a perfect addition to your diet if your looking to lower your blood pressure. It’s extremely helpful for those suffering from a heart condition.
4. It helps increase bone density.
The calcium found in bananas is enough to boost the density of your bones. This also helps with people suffering from arthritis.
5. It helps you fight nicotine withdrawals.
If you’ve kicked the butt, bananas can save you from relapsing. The potent mix of healthy chemicals and vitamins is enough to reduce cravings and uncomfortable episodes.
6. It is extremely handy after a night of debauchery.
Once in a while, we all love going out for a night of boozing but dehydration is a huge problem later on in the night. The potassium helps the body retain moisture and electrolytes.