Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious. Grown in at least 107 countries and ranked fourth among the world's food crops in monetary value, bananas are one of nature's great snack foods, they are a great source of potassium which is one of the numerous health benefit this 'natural snack' possess. Bananas combat depression, builds the brain, cure hangovers, protects you against some diseases such as kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and blindness. here are just some health benefits of bananas you never thought of.Bananas Improve Digestion
Most of us don't get nearly enough fiber in our diet. Fiber is needed to help food travel smoothly through the digestive tract. it also improves your bowel movements. Bananas are great sources of dietary fiber.
A couple of bananas might be all you need to treat occasional constipation rather than taking a laxative to treat it.
Also, bananas are rich in fructo-oligosaccharides(FOS), a prebiotic that feeds the important, non-harmful bacteria that live in your digestive tract thus helping your body absorb nutrients more effectively. Bananas Cure Ulcers & Heartburn
Bananas are a known cure for heartburn. They help balance your stomach pH and enhance the protective mucus layer, relieving pain. The fiber content also moves food through your digestive tract faster thus preventing reflux.
Eating bananas regularly may also help protect you against stomach ulcers. Bananas help thicken the protective mucus barrier in the stomach, preventing damage from hydrochloric acid (HCl). They also contain protease inhibitors that help eliminate stomach bacteria which can cause stomach ulcer.Skin Treatment
Nothing is a waste, even the banana skin has its uses. It is great for treating skin conditions like psoriasis and acne.
Rub the freshly peeled inside of banana skin gently over the affected area and leave the residue to be absorbed. The fatty acid content of the banana skin helps relieve a variety of skin conditions as well as serving as a good skin moisturizer.
Banana peel treatments are a traditional remedy to heel warts. Rub a small piece of banana peel over the wart and then tightly tape it in place. Leave it overnight and repeat the process for at least a week or until the wart disappears. Helps Fight Cancer
Recent Japanese animal research linked bananas that are fully ripe(with dark spots) to production of a compound called TNF-a. A cytokine believed to have the potential of increasing the white blood cell count, which in turn enhances your immune system
and combating cancerous cell changes. Helps Reduce Stress
Bananas are a good source of the amino acid trotophan which our bodies converts into serotonin. Proper serotonin levels help improve your mood, reduce stress and enhance your general outlook. It also helps regulate your sleep pattern.Cures Hangovers
A couple of bananas blended with ice, berries and coconut milk or cow's milk makes a really good hangover recovery drink. Of course its not advisable to f=drink so much at night, but just in case, it's good to have some bananas around for the next morning.