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Bananas: natural medicine for digestive problems, depression and more

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Bananas Are The New Superfruit For Depression and Digestion

Bananas can help you fight depression because they help to regulate your blood sugar and are a rich source of L- tryptophan.  Tryptophan is the precurser to serotonin.  Serotonin is responsible for happiness and mood.

Bananas help you to digest your food.  They contain fructooligosaccharides (FOS) that help the beneficial bacteria to flourish while preventing the overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria that can lead to systemic inflammation.

Bananas also improve cardiovascular health because the naturally occurring flavonoids in bananas reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

 

So go ahead and buy a bunch of bananas…You will be happy you did

 

Bananas are highly nutritious, and a large number of studies confirm their many health benefits. This article takes a closer look at the research into these much-loved fruits.Maintain digestive function — Like most fruits, bananas are rich in dietary fiber and can help sweep the colon of accumulated waste.

Mood booster and antidepressant — There’s a good reason why so many people feel happier after eating a banana or two: One medium-sized banana contains an impressive 22 percent of our recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin B6, a water-soluble nutrient that helps the mood-regulating hormone serotonin cross our blood-brain barriers.(4)Moreover, bananas contain small amounts of the amino acid tryptophan, which possesses proven sedative and mood-boosting properties.

Improve cardiovascular health — A small but growing body of research suggests that eating more bananas can reduce our blood sugar and cholesterol levels.   The banana’s cholesterol-lowering effects, on the other hand, were revealed in a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, which proved that the flavonoids in bananas could reduce cholesterol, fatty acids and triglycerides.(8) These results suggest that eating more bananas can considerably benefit our cardiovascular health and reduce our risk of heart disease.

Read the full story at natural health news.com

 

 

 

 

 

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