Bananas have long been considered exotic: these fruits are sold everywhere now, and are familiar to all from small to large. They are good in and of themselves, and as an ingredient in a dessert, even in the baby food often includes sweet bananas. Benefits and harms of these fruits cause a lot of controversy, some doctors recommend bananas for everybody, while others call to refrain from the use of these fruits.
Cheap and cheerful
Of all southern fruit and bananas are the cheapest available. On sale they can be found year-round, and the price of bananas is often less than the price of seasonal fruits. Growing bananas - the basis of the economy in many southern countries, where banana plantations occupy huge areas.
Bananas are divided into two types - dessert that can be eaten in its natural form, and plantains, require heat treatment. The latter variety is virtually unknown outside the "banana republics," while the sweet bananas are familiar, perhaps, everyone in the world.
What are these fruits deserved national love? Banana - perfect for a snack "on the run". They should not be washed, cleaned using special equipment, cut in a special way, or subjected to heat treatment. Simply remove the thick skin of the fetus - and the dish is ready!
Of course, a convenient "packaging" - not only the dignity of the fetus. Sweet powdery pulp perfectly saturates, so bananas, unlike many other fruits, you can really eat. In addition, bananas are very useful.
The composition of bananas
Sweet fragrant bananas never cause allergies, although individual intolerance of the product still occur. The only exotic fruits, which are included in the menu of infants - a banana. Benefits and harms to children from these fruits has long been a subject of dispute pediatricians. Doctors came to the unequivocal conclusion that bananas are very useful for children, so many mothers are required to take a walk on a banana or two, in case their baby is hungry. These fruits are easily digested and absorbed well, and in addition, contain large amounts of vitamins and minerals.
Bananas - a great source of vitamin C, and vitamins of group B. Ascorbic acid helps protect the body from adverse environmental factors.
As for the B vitamins, are essential for the health of the nervous system. The disadvantage of these vitamins are not only detrimental to health, but in the emotional state, as well as on the exterior. If this group of vitamins in the diet is not enough, spoils the skin, the hair starts to fall, there is irritability
Irritability - you try to control my temper
Bananas have also vitamin E, which is often called the vitamin of youth - it helps to permanently preserve the beauty and freshness. Beneficial effect on health and other vitamins contained in the banana pulp -PP, K, choline, carotene. This fruit contains a large amount of potassium, which makes bananas very useful in a number of diseases. In addition, these fruits have a magnesium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, zinc, fluoride, and iron.
Bananas are particularly recommended for those suffering from cardio-vascular diseases and high blood pressure: the daily consumption of vegetables reduces the body's need for medications, improves the general condition of patients. Will this fruit and depression
Depression - a little more than a bad mood
- If you regularly eat bananas, the body actively produces serotonin - the hormone of pleasure, which is so lacking in depressive states.
Not only is the use of
Whatever may be useful bananas, abuse them still do not. This fruit - one of the most high-calorie, so many weight loss diet do not eat bananas. At the same time, some manage to lose weight with sweet fruit, but for this you need to eat for a couple of days only bananas, not eating anything else.
Some bananas cause bloating and other unpleasant symptoms. According to some reports, bananas increase the viscosity of the blood, which means that these fruits should give to those who have blood clotting and so increased. With care, this fruit can be used for those who suffer from diabetes
Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
, Suffered a stroke
Stroke - a serious brain injury
or a heart attack.
Noticed that those who eat a lot of bananas, more biting mosquitoes. The scientists of this law, however, has not been proved.
For every taste
In the tropics, you can find wild bananas that taste and size is usually much inferior to their domesticated brethren. Among the species specially grown bananas are also many varieties - red, yellow, green, mini bananas. Benefits and harms of these species may vary slightly.
For example, so-called "vegetable" green bananas are low in starch and useful even to those who are afraid to grow stout. Red banana peel brown-red shades are valued for their original taste and mini bananchiki - for sweetness.
Dried bananas: the benefits and harms
The sale can be found on only fresh fruits and dried or, as they are properly called, dried bananas. Benefits and harms of interest to many dried fruits. Is it possible to have sun-dried bananas, and if it does not hurt to health?
Dried bananas favorably with other dried fruits that in their manufacture do not use any chemicals, that is all-natural product is obtained. Dried bananas retain almost all the properties of fresh fruit, they are useful for various diseases - from hypertension to depression.
At the same time dried bananas 4-5 times more calories than fresh, which means that those who suffer from obesity, it is better not to abuse this fruit. At the same time, nutritionists recommend eating dried bananas instead of candy and other sweets to those who keep a diet: calories contained in dried fruits can not be considered "empty", in dried fruits high in potassium and other minerals. Since dried bananas contain sucrose, they can be eaten with caution for those who suffer from diabetes.
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