Bananas: the benefits and harms health

October 4, 2014

 bananas benefit and harm
 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  Irritability - you try to control my temper
   and nervousness.

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  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  Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
 , Suffered a stroke Stroke - a serious brain injury  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.

Maria Bykov

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Len - the plant is not only very beautiful, with sky blue flowers and slender thin stems, but also very useful. And if linens are recognized as one of the most comfortable, is another aspect of the use of flax known not so much. And in vain: for a man useful to virtually everything that bestows an elegant flower, but, for example, linseed oil - a product of an important, necessary and, no doubt, a healing. And almost universal.

Linseed oil - vegetable fatty oil extracted from flax seeds. In industry it is used for the manufacture of varnishes, oil varnishes, as a basis for a number of emulsions.

In folk medicine, flax seed oil is highly valued for its nutritional properties and as a source of essential fatty acids. This component of it is very interesting, because these acids a person gets from food only and is not able to synthesize their own. However, for all the "usefulness" survived, oil should be prepared in a special way, the old fashioned way - by cold pressing, with only high-quality seeds. The oil is purified, clarified and deodorized - useless.


For good health

The most important components are linseed oil fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid - 60% (omega-3); linoleic acid - 20% (omega-6); oleic acid - 10% (omega-9); other saturated fatty acids - 10%.

If omega-6 has, besides linseed in sunflower, soybean, canola, mustard, olive oil, the Omega-3 is present in sufficient amount only in fish oil Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?  Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?
   and - in linseed oil.

Use linseed edible oil has no side properties.

Essential fatty acids - lipolevaya and alpha-linolenic acid or vitamin F - involved in membrane processes, substances needed in the accumulation within the cell and the excretion of harmful substances. Based on these properties, linseed oil purifies the blood system, lowers cholesterol, strengthens the heart muscle and supports the immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
 . Recent studies have shown that the use of linseed oil in food reduces the risk of stroke Stroke - a serious brain injury  Stroke - a serious brain injury
   37%. In addition, linseed oil is recommended for various skin diseases Skin diseases - what to do when violated the basic functions of the skin  Skin diseases - what to do when violated the basic functions of the skin
   (inside and outside) and gastrointestinal disease. Moreover, despite the ominous word "oil" worst of all losing weight, linseed oil normalizes lipid metabolism and, therefore, helps to lose weight, if you need it. External oil can be used to treat wounds, burns, herpes, skin cracks, various bruises.


In cosmetology

Flax oil - an excellent supplement to the mask for the face and neck, especially for dry, aging skin. In addition, guileless mix - flaxseed oil and ground coffee - give excellent protivotsellyulitnye peeling, which is also great to apply and does not cause irritation.

An excellent result gives a "radical" mask for dry and damaged skin of hands: half a teaspoon of flaxseed oil content of one capsule of vitamin E, egg yolk. Mix everything and put on a good steaming hands, wear gloves beauty, stand for half an hour.


In nutrition

Linseed oil on its biological value ranks first among edible oils. On the content of unsaturated fatty acid linseed oil products exceeds the usual diet, and only one or two tablespoons is enough to meet the daily needs and fats, and fatty acids.

Fresh flaxseed oil can be used for the preparation of cold dishes, but the heat it - frying, deep-frying - not worth it.

Linseed oil is sold in its natural, liquid form or in encapsulated form. The present and also fresh flaxseed oil should be transparent, yellowish, odorless and turbidity. Store the product should be in a bowl of dark, tightly closed, avoid lit areas and protect against both high and low temperatures. Remember: if the oil is deteriorated, it is more unsuitable for food and for use in cosmetic purposes. Spoiled linseed oil becomes viscous, cloudy, a distinctive smell of linseed oil and bitterness.