4. Digestion improves
Bananas are easily digested and don’t irritate the gastro-intestinal tract. Resistant starch contained in bananas is not digested and ends up in the large intestine where it serves as an effective nutritional medium for healthy bacteria.
Bananas can be eaten when a person has gastritis and heartburn, and they restore the minerals lost when a person suffers from diarrhea.
5. Stress levels will fall
Bananas improve your mood. They contain tryptophan, which is required by our bodies in order to receive serotonin (the “happiness hormone”).
On average, each banana contains around 27 mg of magnesium. This mineral is responsible for producing a good mood and healthy sleep.
6. Your vitamin deficit will be filled up
Bananas are rich in vitamin B6. On average, one banana contains around 20% of your daily requirement of vitamin B6. This helps your body produce insulin, hemoglobin, and amino acids that are needed for the creation of healthy cells.
Although we usually think that oranges and strawberries contain the greatest amount of vitamin C, bananas actually contain 15% of our daily norm of this important substance.
Vitamin C is an important anti-oxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals (active molecules with insufficient electrons that can destroy the body’s cells). It also helps keep blood vessels healthy and produces collagen.
7. Your energy levels will increase
The potassium contained in bananas protects your muscles from cramps, whilst the carbohydrates provide you with enough energy to endure a heavy workout.