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7 Reasons to Go Bananas For Bananas

Reasons to gorge on this wonder fruit each day!

Parenting And Family
| Contributor Content| UPDATED: December 13, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
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Bananas are the first foods for your little child, but it is one fruit that should be taken every day by people of all ages. The sweet, soft and full of nutrition fruit is readily available all year through. There is a general perception that bananas make you fat, however, the reality is the opposite. Bananas help you develop lean muscles, boost immunity and keep your blood sugar levels under control. Let us give you 7 reasons to gorge on this fruit each day, every day:

1. Feel Happy

Bananas are rich in folate or vitamin B9 therefore capable of fighting depression by releasing serotonin (an antidepressant or the happiness hormone).

2. Reduce Stress

Bananas contain norepinephrine – a neurotransmitter that regulates stress levels. Eat a banana and stay calm in the most natural way.

3. Burn Belly Fat

Bananas are rich in choline – a B-vitamin essentially required to burn belly fat. Also, Bananas are a good source of magnesium that helps in protein synthesis and relaxing our muscles that paves the way for a lean body. Bananas help in lipolysis by which our body releases accumulated fat.

4. Avoid Bloating

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium that helps relieve water retention and also facilitate anti-bloating bacteria in the stomach. Therefore making you look less bloated.

5. Less Snacking

Bananas are the go-to food for healthy snacking. Eat a banana between your meals and you’ll never hover around chips, candies, cakes.

6. Feel Full

Bananas are an excellent source of resistant starch that keeps you feeling full for longer as it slowly absorbs into the bloodstream.

7. Reduce LDLs

Bananas are rich in phytosterols that fight LDL (bad cholesterol levels). So next time you consume those burgers, fries, or other unhealthy trans-fatty foods, you know what to eat next.
First Published: December 13, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
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