If you want a fast energy booster, there is no better snack than a banana. Bananas have three natural sugars; sucrose, fructose and glucose-combined using a fiber, a banana gives an instant and sustained boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90 minute workout.
Unripe bananas contain resistant starch, so called because it cannot be digested by the small intestine-which then ferments in the large intestine, often causing wing. Because ripe bananas are extremely easily digestible and seldom cause any allergic reactions, they’re a popular good food for babies.
Bananas are also found to valuable to preventing or treating these ailments:
Mosquito Bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful in reducing the sweeling and irritation caused due to insect bites.
The banana calms the stomach and with the support of honey, builds the depleted sugar levels, while the milk soothes and rehydrates your system.
Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking.
Ulcers: Banana is used as a dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in chronic cases. In addition, it neutralizes acidity and reduces the irritation coating the line of the gut.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate increases, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These may be re-balance with the help of a banana snack.
Anemia: High in iron, Bananas can trigger the production of hemoglobin and help in the cases of Anemia.
Green Bananas or Plantains are indigestible and unpalatable when consumed raw. Because they are full of tannin, they can taste bitter, though some of the flavors disappears when cooked. Plantains contain more starch than Bananas because they are consumed before they are fully ripe. Some research has linked low incidence of stomach and bowel cancer using a diet high in indigestible starch.
Therefore a banana is a natural remedy for many ills. When compared to an apple it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorous, five occasions vitamin A and iron and twice other minerals and vitamins. So next time you see a banana don’t hesitate to grab a bite!