Science Explains What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Two Bananas A Day

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

By Power Of Positivity

Bananas are grown in at least 107 countries and are ranked fourth among the world’s food crops in monetary value. Americans consume more bananas than apples and oranges combined.” ~ Medical News Daily

Bananas: A “SuperFruit”


Why do we choose to eat something?

Three reasons: appetite, taste, and nutrition.

Bananas are unique in that they’re affordable, tasty, and very nutritious. These qualities help explain why the fruit is so prevalent.

According to Medical News Daily, bananas are grown in over a hundred countries; bringing in the fourth highest amount of revenue among all the world’s crops.

“But what about sugar?”

The natural sugars sucrose and fructose give the fruit its sweetness. Some people abstain from bananas because of their sugar content, but there’s no need to avoid or restrict fruits in reasonable quantities.

The chemical composition of manufactured and natural fructose, for example, is very different. Here’s what Kris Gunnar, BSc., writer at Healthline.com says:

“There is a lot of evidence that large amounts of fructose can cause harm when consumed to excess. However, this depends on the dosages and context and does not apply to fruit.

Furthermore, bananas are teeming with fiber and water. The former, metabolically-speaking, offsets the sucrose and fructose; the latter helps ease the digestion of the sugars.

Numerous Health Benefits

Let’s delve right into the health benefits of eating two bananas a day:

1. Cancer-fighting properties

According to Japanese researchers, fully ripe bananas (yellow skin with darkish patches), contain a significant amount of Tumor Necrosis Factor, or TNF.

TNF is a signaling molecule, known as a cytokine, that stimulates a potent immune response when abnormal tumor cells are discovered.

2. Lowers blood pressure

Consuming a diet low in sodium and high in potassium helps maintain a healthy blood pressure. Potassium regulates the dilation of the body’s blood vessels, which decreases blood pressure.

Health experts recommend 4700 milligrams (mg) of potassium daily. It’s estimated that only 2 percent of American adults meet this requirement.

A regular-sized banana contains over 460 milligrams of potassium and is nearly sodium-free.

3. Promotes heart health

Aside from being rich in potassium, bananas contain a rich amount of vitamins B6 and C and a healthy dose of fiber.

In a study published in the journal Today’s Dietitian, researchers concluded that individuals who ate at least 4,000 mg of potassium daily had a 49% lower chance of dying from heart disease compared to those who consumed just 1000 mg.

 

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE

Tags: , , , , ,

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS FeedConnect on YouTube

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the stories on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use'...you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. And, if you are a copyright owner who wishes to have your content removed, let us know via the "Contact Us" link at the top of the site, and we will promptly remove it.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.
Top

Send this to friend