Friday, March 5, 2010

Bananas efficacy


Do not underestimate the efficacy of a banana. Besides most of the favorite local and international athletes, because the filling but not fattening, bananas are also very efficacious for the health and beauty.


The fruit is not only easy to digest, but also contains nutrients 9 and restore energy. Compared to other fruits, bananas are prone to be enjoyed because it does not need to be processed.

Just so you know, a ripe banana will contain 99 grams (g) calories, 1.2 grams of protein, 0.2 grams fat, 25.8 milligrams (mg) of carbohydrates, 0.7 g fiber, 8 mg calcium, 28 mg phosphorus, 0.5 mg iron, 44 RE vitamin A, 0.08 mg of vitamin B, 3 mg of vitamin C and 72 grams of water.

But to get the benefits, you need to carefully choose. Because only the ripe bananas that can be changed into glucose blood sugar naturally and quickly in Absorption into the bloodstream.

The characteristics of a mature banana, a banana skin is yellowish green with brown or yellow spots. All content in the ripe bananas, will provide some health benefits, especially for:

1. Power Source
Bananas can be easily digested, so that the sugar contained therein will be converted into a good energy source for the formation of the body, working muscles and also very good to eliminate fatigue.

2. Pregnant women
Women who were pregnant are encouraged to eat bananas, because it contains high folic acid is important for the perfection of the fetus, the formation of new cells and preventing birth defects occur.

A ripe banana, will contain about 85-100 calories. So that by eating two fresh bananas, folic acid needs about 58 micrograms can be fulfilled. In addition, the banana will help keep blood sugar levels can reduce sick morning, so the banana is very good for pregnant mothers snacks.

3. Patients with Anemia
Iron content of a high enough on bananas, can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood for patients with anemia. Two bananas a day, very good for people with anemia.

4. Ulcer pain sufferers
As a fruit that can be consumed directly, bananas do not irritate or damage the intestine for ulcer sufferers. The fruit is often used to fight bowel disease, because the soft texture.

Bananas also can neutralize excess stomach acid and coat the stomach so as to reduce irritation. For those who have bowel disease or colic due to stomach acid, you can consume with the mixed liquid in a glass of milk.

5. Lever Disease Patients
For patients with liver, two bananas a day with the addition of one tablespoon of honey, be good to increase appetite and increase strength.

6. Burn Patients
Especially for people with burns, you can use banana leaves as a treatment. Way, the skin is burned in ashes spread with a mixture of banana leaves and coconut oil. This mixture can cool the burned skin.

7. The Experiencing Stress
Bananas contain potassium, which is a vital mineral which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulate the balance of water levels in the body. When experiencing stress, increases metabolism, thereby reducing our potassium levels. With bananas, potassium levels in the body will be balanced.

8. Stroke Patients
Based on the research of The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas every day would reduce the risk of death from stroke by 40%.

9. Controlling temperature
In some countries, the banana is considered as cooling foods that can lower the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure the baby is born with a cool temperature.

10. Increase Brainpower
In an English school, 200 students able to complete the final exam with just a banana for breakfast. They also often eat bananas during recess and lunch, because bananas can improve brain power.

English School is a research respondents, and prove that the potassium in bananas to make the students become more active in the learning process.

On the other hand, the banana is also useful for beauty. As with other fruits such as avocado, cucumber and Bengkuang, bananas are also often used as a facial mask, or to cope with damaged hair and smoothed his hands.

Bananas also have a role in the decrease or increase the weight. A study has shown, that a person can lose weight with a diet of bananas.

If you want to lose weight, how easy. Every day consume four bananas and four glasses of non-fat milk or fresh milk a day. Do it for three days a week.

Of bananas and milk, you get 1.250 calories. The menu is quite healthy for your body. In addition to weight loss, diet banana skin on the face also helps to be more clean and not oily.

Those who want to add weight, consume a glass of banana shakes are mixed with honey, nuts and mango, after dinner. This menu if taken every day, will help raise the weight.

Not to many know, that banana was also able to help smokers overcome nicotine addiction. Vitamins B6 and B12 found in bananas, can neutralize the effects of nicotine in the body. Even the enzyme Bromelain contained in bananas too, proved to increase male libido.

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