Bananas are popular not only in Vietnam but also in other countries. In addition to its low price and sweet taste, are bananas healthy? Studies have answered yes! Research has shown that by eating 3 bananas a day, you not only provide your body with about 1,500mg of potassium but also a multitude of other health benefits

Bananas lower blood pressure

Research shows that drink one bananas juice every day can significantly lower blood pressure. A medium sized banana provides about 422mg of potassium and is almost sodium-free.


Bananas help improve digestion

Bananas contain a lot of fiber, including both soluble and insoluble. Fiber is an important substance for the body because it helps regulate the speed of digestion. Eating a banana will make you feel full for longer and will also resolve constipation problems. Bananas should also be added to breakfast to start your day full of energy and keep you fuller for longer.


Bananas are rich in vitamin C

When thinking about vitamin C, oranges and grapes are probably the first two fruits that come to mind. But bananas can also provide about 15% of the recommended requirement for vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals are electrically charged atoms, molecules or ions that continuously destroy cells in your body. Vitamin C also assists in keeping blood vessels healthy and producing collagen that connects muscles, bones and cells together.


Bananas improve athletic performance

If you wonder why many athletes like bananas, here’s why: bananas juice strengthen muscles, provide antioxidants and other natural substances. According to one study, drink  banana juice  every 15 minutes on a cycling test test was just as effective as drinking a sports-specific carbohydrate drink every 15 minutes. It’s not surprising if Yohan Blake, an Olympic sprinter, dink bananas juice a day.


Bananas fight anemia

 Since bananas are rich in iron, drink a lot of them can stimulate hemoglobin production in the blood and help fight anemia. Anemia is a decrease in the number of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, leading to fatigue, pallor and shortness of breath. In addition, the vitamin B6 in bananas has the effect of regulating blood sugar, and also has anti-anemic effects.

 Bananas suppress hunger

 This effect is not only because the banana keeps you full for a long time, but also because of its flavor. The smell of banana can temporarily suppress hunger and appetite. According to a study in Chicago, smelling bananas when you’re hungry can fool your brain into thinking you actually ate bananas. Therefore, bananas can help you lose weight.

Bananas help you feel happy

 A medium-sized banana can provide about 27 mg of magnesium. This mineral can improve your mood and help you sleep better. Men need 420mg of magnesium and women need about 320mg of magnesium per day. If your magnesium intake is low, you will experience frequent anxiety, irritability, depression and other disorders. Since so many of us don’t get enough magnesium in our meal, consider drink an extra banana for a snack (around 3 p.m.) to keep you on top of a positive attitude.

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