health Benefits of Banana

Banana is one of the most popular and widely consumed fruit all over the world. It is universally known as the natural remedy for many gastronomical problems, anemia etc. Rich in nutrients and low in cost, the golden fruit is considered the best value fruit globally. Packed with the rich nutritional punch it is a must-have for pregnant and anemic women. Its rich potassium content reduces the risk of stroke and helps preserve bone density. High in fiber, it is also known to lower blood glucose and insulin levels.

Banana aids weight loss

It is rich in carbohydrates and packed with natural sugar like sucrose, fructose, and glucose. Unlike the common myth, the insoluble fiber in it helps in smoothing bowel movement, improving absorption of nutrients and vitamins that keeps the heart-healthy.

Number 1 energy booster

Two bananas can give sustained energy for a rigorous one-hour workout. Besides being a number one energy booster it builds immunity. That’s why it is recommended as must-have in our daily diet.

Banana is the number one fruit with leading athletes because it gives an instant, robust and substantive boost of energy.

Alleviates Depression

Banana is known to uplift a depressed mood. It contains tryptophan, which is an amino acid, known as protein building blocks, that the body converts into serotonin which relaxes tensed nerves, uplifts mood and makes one feel happy. Bananas boost serotonin levels in the brain that in turn regulates mood, improves sleep and memory.

PMS (Pre-menstrual syndrome)

Banana is a must-have for women during PMS. The vitamin B6 in it regulates blood glucose levels which eases PMS symptoms.


The high iron content in banana increases the hemoglobin level in the blood. It is a must-have for anemic people.

Blood Pressure

It is also known to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke because it is rich in potassium and low in salt.

Brain Power

Banana is known to enhance brainpower. The potassium-packed fruit assists learning by keeping students mentally alert.

Relieves Constipation

Bananas are known as natural laxatives for constipated bowel. Its contains insoluble fiber which helps move the food from the digestive tract and helps smooth bowel movement.

Treats Hangovers

A little known fact is that it works wonders in treating hangovers. Banana milkshake with honey is one of the quickest cure for treating a hangover. It soothes the stomach and restores the depleted blood sugar in the body and milk re-hydrates the system.

Natural Antacid

Bananas act as a natural antacid and are known to treat heartburn. If you suffering from heartburn, eat a banana for soothing relief.

Mosquito Bite

Banana has been found to be amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation. Try rubbing the inside of a banana skin in case of an insect bite before reaching for an insect bite cream.


Banana because of its soft texture and smoothness is also used to treat intestinal disorders. It is the only fruit that can be eaten in chronic ulcers. It neutralizes acidity by forming a coating on the irritated stomach lining.


Bananas are also recommended for the treatment of diarrhea. Banana is rich in potassium and it replenishes the electrolytes like potassium lost in large quantities in diarrhea.

Boosts memory

Bananas contain tryptophan, an amino acid that plays an important role in preserving memory and boosting your mood. An average 21-25 gm is recommended for women and 30-38 gm for men.

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  1. Santosh Taneja 19/06/2019 at 4:06 am - Reply

    It is great to know the benefits of Banana. Thank you

  2. sanjay 20/06/2019 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Helpful information about banana.

  3. Satyanarayan Patel 21/06/2019 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Thanks for the info about banana benefits

  4. Sabita Satapathy 27/06/2019 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Banana helps in boosting our memory power and also it has many benefit for a healthy mind.

  5. Lipi 30/06/2019 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Banana contain high iron so it increases the hemoglobin levels. It reduces the risk of high blood pressure and heart stroke. Banana enhance the brain power. It acts as a natural antacid. That’s why everyone should take a banana daily.

  6. Sushree Sangita Sarangi 13/04/2020 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Thanks for this useful post about the golden fruit banana

  7. Surbhi 08/06/2020 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Good to know so many health benefits of banana. It is a super fruit. Sweet and filling. Great snack

  8. Bulet Kumar 16/07/2020 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Such a great article !!!! Thank you so much for sharing your valuable statement. it is so helpful for our health. it is so informative and after reading this blog, I think have to need some changes on my diet.

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