I love bananas; they are delicious, filling, nutritious, satisfying and versatile. They are so healthy and contain only about 100-110 calories approximately. There are so many healthy recipes possible with bananas and yet there are some misconceptions about the fruit.
The moment we think of bananas, the first three things that come to our mind are carb, fat and calories. But our body does need some calories, fat and carbs for general survival and well-being. Banana has some amazing nutritional facts, which are essential for our body, especially when we are trying to follow a balanced, healthy diet.
Bananas do have carbs, but they are good carbs, which are required by the body. In fact good carbs promote weight loss, give energy and lift up our spirits. The fat that is stored in a banana is good fat that help release essential fatty acid that keeps our skin soft.The calories, well, I wont worry too much about them, since, as we all know a certain minimum amount of calories are required by human body just to perform the basic functions like breathing, eating, sleeping, sitting and so on. There are other places where we can cut down calories. Bananas are too good to sacrifice!
When we attempt to incorporate a healthy, balanced and wholesome diet into our daily lives, we should learn to make good choices and understand the difference between good carb vs bad carb, good fat vs bad fat and minimum calorie requirement.
Bananas promotes good health, helps in lowering the blood pressure, keeps control over cholesterol and are a significant source of potassium.
According to Greatist.com “The high levels of potassium in bananas (around 420 mg, on average, or about 12 percent of the daily recommended dose for adults), is not only beneficial in upping potassium (of which most Americans don’t get enough), but can also aid in the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs. Potassium may also play a role in lowering blood pressure and protecting against hypertension”
Of course eating banana alone will not promote the complete health, we should be consuming a balanced diet and try to incorporate all the fruits and vegetables in our diet. But we must not ignore the benefits of the good old ‘Banana’.
My personal experience
‘I have been eating a banana every day for the past one year and it has helped me to get rid of my leg pain, which was due to potassium deficiency. Eating a balanced and healthy diet can make a lot of difference in our life and help us to keep away from medicines’.
There are ways to include bananas into your diet:
- It can be blended as one of the ingredients in a smoothie.
- It can be eaten as a snack between meals.
- It can be included in oatmeal for breakfast.
- It is a perfect sweetener for desserts.
Health tip of the month
“Include Bananas in your daily diet plan”.
Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before changing to any diet plan.