Beauty Blog: Plenty of goodness packed into one piece of fruit

Beauty blog bananas

Bananas are rich in Vitamin B6 and a good source of Fibre, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Potassium

GROWN in over 100 countries across the world, bananas are typically used as a healthy option in the morning as part of our breakfast or as a snack in the afternoon.

Apart from its ability to quash hunger pains and the temptation to snack on a chocolate bar, it has a surprisingly vast range of advantages and is useful in ways you never would have considered.

Many of us have always been told to eat a banana everyday, but why exactly?

After reading a article on the wondrous benefits of bananas, it triggered a conversation on all the reasons we have been told to eat this yellow, brown, green and brown fruit.

Growing up we always would have been advised to eat one before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium which is said to make you more alert.

I always eat a banana before I run or go to the gym because it has plenty of nutrients and a healthier blend of natural sugars and sustains high energy levels during my hour-long run or work-out.

But, this piece also explored some fascinating reasons why they can be so good for you.

A survey on mental health found that people who suffer from depression felt much better after eating a banana because it contains a protein which helps you relax, improve your mood, help you to sleep and make you feel happier. They are also a rich source of vitamin B6 and are high in potassium but low in salt which helps keep blood pressure level.

It has also been claimed that bananas are a great source for curing a hangover which is something I will be testing throughout my summer holidays.

Try a banana milkshake with honey which is said to calm the stomach while the honey builds reduced blood sugar levels and the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system. I’ve been searching for the best hangover cure for quite some time, so I will look forward to testing this claim.

However, it’s not just the banana itself that has all the cures but the skin too has added benefits.
Many people have said that the inside of banana skin is good for insect bites because it reduced swelling and irritation. Simply rub the inside of the skin on the affected area.

If you have a stubborn wart then again, put the inside part of the peel on the wart and tape it in place and continue this process for several days – although this process reminds me of the so-called ‘cure’ and has yet to work for a family member so I remain sceptical.

So, whatever your reason for eating your daily snack, remember that bananas are good for ailments, energy levels and your mood. Not bad for just 12p per banana.

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