Nutritional benefits of bananas –

Nutritional Value of Bananas 

Bananas are the most eaten fruits in the world. They are sweet and simple fruit. Most people believe that they come from a tree however they come from a plant (see picture below). Banana skin can be yellow, purple, black and pink colour, it depends on their ripeness. The banana plant belongs to the same family of the lily and orchid. Hence, they need a tropical or subtropical climate to grow well. Bananas are a great source of nutrients and most people can have them, I have not seen anyone yet to be allergic to it. However, if you are yeast sensitive or have yeast or candida, it might be possible that bananas can feed the yeast, so you might need to avoid them, and also if you have a history of diabetes in your family or have yourself hyperglycaemia or being diagnosed with diabetes, then you need to be careful in eating too many of them or maybe just have them with yogurts or nuts to reduce the sugary burst that they give.

Nutritional value of the bananas

The most common knowledge of nutrient that bananas are an excellent source of is potassium (about 440 mg, 1 mg of sodium), and vitamin B6 as well as vitamin C. Bananas also are a good source of fiber, B2, magnesium, biotic and carbohydrates. Because of low water content, as I mentioned above they have higher sugar content as well as more calorie than any other fruit. Potassium is an essential mineral for the inside of every single cell in the body, and it is essential for the electrolytes in the body, which helps regulate heart function and fluid balance, which in turns regulate the blood pressure. Bananas are also soothing for the intestinal tract as they have a lot of pectin, which is a soluble fiber. Have you ever tried to eat just banana and porridge when you had a stomach flu or any kind of gastroenteritis. Quite often it is very soothing and healing, I would add a bit of honey in there as well which coats the intestinal tract. Again this only if you have no problem with yeast or yeast related conditions and or sugar balance.

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(c) copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – Craniosacral therapist

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