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Benefits of the Banana


Stress Relief
Bananas are rich in potassium and low in salt. They help the body maintain blood pressure.

Bananas are especially useful for people who suffer from stress or hypertension. Bananas are also high in B Vitamins which help the nervous system.

Boost of Energy
At only about 100 calories, bananas will give you a natural boost of energy. They contain sucrose, fructose, and glucose which will give you an instant and sustainable amount of energy. Athletes eat bananas frequently for this reason. A good way to start the day is to slice up a banana and add it to your whole grain cereal.

Improve Your Mood
Bananas help the brain produce serotonin which helps with mood problems and depression.

Keeps You Alert
It's widely known that bananas help improve brain function. Once again, it's a good idea to add a banana to your breakfast before you start the day.

Soothes Your Stomach
Bananas are known for soothing sour stomach and heartburn. Studies have shown that bananas with milk can significantly cut down on the level of stomach acid your body produces. Bananas also help eliminate bacteria that causes stomach ulcers.

If you suffer from sour stomach, it's a good idea to have bananas around the house instead of always relying on Pepto Bismol, Tums, or Alka-Seltzer.

Cure a Hangover
A great remedy for a hangover is a banana milkshake with honey. The banana soothes your stomach. Along with the milk, it rehydrates your system. The honey also comforts your stomach and brings your depleted levels of blood sugar and potassium back to normal.

Helps Quit Smoking
The combination of magnesium, potassium, vitamins A1, B6, B12, and Vitamin C help the body with nicotine withdrawal.

A Natural Laxative
Bananas are high in fiber and help with constipation.

Reduced Risk of Stroke
Research has shown that regular intake of bananas can reduce the risk of stroke by 40%. You can keep that in mind when shopping for your parents or grandparents.

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