3 Scientific Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ditch The Wonder Food: Banana

Let’s peel some myths and discover the goodness of the good ol’ banana!

 

The banana needs no introduction. It is the most cost effective tropical fruit, easily available in abundance all year round in any part of India.

 

But the poor fruit has been on a slippery slope these past few years, thanks to a few myths. Since we are a community of mothers and good health means a lot to us, it is time to to peel off these myths and bring forth the goodness of the banana once again!

 

 

 

Bananas are not fattening! They are wholesome, easily digested and assimilated - ideal for normalizing weight! They have a rich reservoir of nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and many others!

 

Only foods with empty calories (refined sugar, oil, refined/ processed foods - breads/ biscuits/ white rice etc) are the cause of fat/ unassimilated food.

 

 

 

Bananas do not induce colds. Live nutrients and richness present in bananas cleanse the body. Cough (mucus) is nothing but elimination of toxins present internally. So, if you or your child get cough after eating a banana, it’s just the trigger to a condition that has been in the works for some time now, not the cause. Eat more fruits and vegetables to cleanse toxins from your body.

 

 

 

A medium-sized banana contains about 3 grams of fiber, making it a fairly good fiber source. It contains mainly two types of fiber: pectin and resistant starch.

 

While pectin is active dietary fiber which aids bowel movement, resistant starch escapes digestion and ends up in our large intestine, where it becomes food for the beneficial bacteria in our gut.

 

So the next time you see a banana, just pick, peel and eat!

 

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Comments (18)



leesha jain

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Dr. Payal M

this article is super.
the number of bananas tht r consumed at my place! my husband remarked one day tht it seems like we have monkeys living in the house as we r buying them almost everyday.
literally we all eat them- irrespective of the time(morning breakfast, evening snack, post dinner hunger) of the day, in sickness(even colds n coughs) n health.

Sumira Bhatia

my dad loves banana . . all my years growing up , have been hearing him go on and on about the benefits of banana haha

Poonam Sarkar

This article is really very helpful..  Thank you...

Sonia Gupta

oh really helpful

Shruti Giri

me n my son loves banana!!
let's go banana!!! nice article..

Varsha Rao

super duper artical...very helpful

arti trivedi

pregnancy me banana khana sahi h?

Rhituparna Mitra

arti trivedi Yes, absolutely. Jitna marzi kha sakte ho :-)

leesha jain

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Anchal sharma

What a great article.

Pricilla Dsouza

nice informative article.banana are highly nutritious and affordable fruit loaded with many vitamins and minerals. we have a similar post with amazing benefits of banana please click here https://www.smartwomanworld.com/health-benefits-of-bananas/

Ekta Khatri

Is it helpful; to eat in pregnancy as my older sister told me don't take it it reduces; the chances; of normal; delivery

Dr. Ketaki Pawar

I eat bananas every day but What about artificially ripened bananas that we get these days.. Is that healthy?

Surya Nithiya

I wish I knew this before

Pushpa Sakhare

I wish I knew this before

Kiran

इससे मुझे बहुत मदद मिली!

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