High in B Vitamins, the fruit helps calm the nervous system. Studies have proved that pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and wafers. To avoid panic-induced bingeing, it?s best if we control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods like bananas.
5 illnesses a banana can keep you away from
Blood pressure: It?s high in potassium yet low in salt, so, it?s perfect to help you beat BP.
Constipation: High in fibre, bananas help restore normal bowel action, without using laxatives.
Depression: Bananas contain trypotophan, a type of protein that your body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, and lift your mood.
Ulcers: Its soft and smooth, and neutralises over-acidity, reduces irritation by coating the lining of your stomach.
Morning sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps keep blood sugar levels up, and avoid morning sickness.
If you want to quit smoking
Bananas can help you give up smoking, since high levels of Vitamin C, A1, B6, B12, and potassium and magnesium content, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Even helps in mosquito bites!
If you get bitten by a mosquito, rather than apply a soothing cream on the affected area, try rubbing it with the inside of a banana skin. It?s been observed to be successful at reducing swelling and itching.
When to eat it, and how
Sliced, or in a bowl of cereal – Breakfast
Sliced, with other fruits – After lunch
With yoghurt in a milkshake – Evening snack
One banana has 16% of the fibre, 15% of the Vitamin C, and 11% of the potassium we need every day for good health