Bananas are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6, C and Manganese. It’s good for your skin, heart, blood pressure, digestion and energy. Most important – It’s a powerful antiviral food. Bananas strengthen the core of who we are.
Health benefits of bananas
*Vitamin B6 from bananas is easily absorbed by your body and a medium-sized banana can provide about a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needs.Vitamin B6 helps your body: produce red blood cells, metabolize carbohydrates and fats, turning them into energy, metabolize amino acids, remove unwanted chemicals from your liver and kidneys, and maintain a healthy nervous system.
*Bananas are a sources of vitamin C providing about 10% of your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C helps: protect your body against cell and tissue damage, your body absorb iron better, your body produce collagen – the protein which holds your skin, bones and body together, and support brain health by producing serotonin, a hormone that affects our sleep cycle, moods, and experiences of stress and pain.
*Manganese in bananas is good for your skin and provides approximately 13% of your daily manganese needs. Manganese helps your body make collagen and protects your skin and other cells against free radical damage.
*Potassium in bananas is good for your heart health and blood pressure providing around 320-400 mg of potassium to your daily diet. Potassium helps your body maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure. In addition, bananas are low in sodium. The low sodium and high potassium combination helps to control high blood pressure.
*Bananas can aid digestion and help beat gastrointestinal issues providing about 10-12% of your daily fiber needs. Singapore’s Health Promotion Board recommends a daily dietary fiber intake of 20g for women and 26g for men.
*if Soluble and insoluble fibers play an important role in your health. Soluble fiber helps your body control your blood sugar level and get rid of fatty substances such as cholesterol. Insoluble fiber adds weight and softness to stools, making it easier for you to have regular bowel movements. This helps to keep your gut healthy and safe from harmful bacteria. Bananas, especially newly-ripened ones, contain starch that does not digest (resistant starch) in your small intestine and is able to pass into the large intestine. Such bananas help you manage your weight better as you stay full for longer. constipation, stomach ulcers, and heartburn
Bananas give you energy they contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose – giving you a fat and cholesterol-free source of energy.