Nutritional Value of Bananas

Note that Bananas contain high levels of tryptophan ( it is the same substance found in turkey that gives you that feeling of relaxation ). Tryptophan converts to serotonin in the body, the neurotransmitter in the brain that gives you that happy feeling, and aids you with sleeping. Bananas are also high in Vitamin B, which usually aid in warding off depression. Vitamin B can help conserve that tryptophan in your body, giving you more benefits of the serotonin.

Bananas are very high in fiber and easy for the stomach to digest. When struggling with constipation, ripe bananas in your diet are an excellent way to maintaining regularity, due to its soluble fiber, I love how freely it makes me feel. If your bowel function is irritated and causing an upset stomach or diarrhea, bananas can help restore it. It’s hard to believe that one fruit can help with both constipation and diarrhea, but bananas are all about keeping you regular. I found that according to, it’s the potassium in bananas that aids the passage of stool through the bowls and can prevent constipation.

Bananas Aid Weight Loss

In 2008, the Japanese Asa banana diet grew in popularity so rapidly, that Japan actually had a banana shortage after the diet’s creators insisted that eating bananas and drinking tepid water can aid in weight loss. While the banana diet is largely considered a fad diet, bananas are often recommended as a staple fruit in many weight loss plans. However, when it comes to incorporating bananas into a balanced diet to aid weight loss, the fruit contains moderate calories, plus fiber and resistant starch, which all support weight loss. They are also very filling, and sweet. Helping you curb your appetite, and satisfy your sweet tooth away from refined sugars and carbs.

Smelling Bananas Suppresses Cravings

There was a study conducted at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, in Chicago. It proved that some foods can help curb hunger and cravings, such as bananas. This method works by tricking the brain into thinking you’re actually eating said foods you’re sniffing. According to the study, bananas are one of those magical foods that trick the brain!

Baking with bananas are a great ingredient that you will want to be sure to use. Many underestimate the power of the banana and it’s benefits.

A Healthy Baking Substitute

Bananas provide excellent binding abilities in baking. The fruit has a creamy texture and a sweet flavor, which makes it a useful substitute in so many different ways. In baking, swap out unhealthy ingredients (i.e., butter or margarine) for a healthy banana, and add wonderful flavor and texture that even kids will love! Mashed bananas can replace sugar, butter, and fats in many recipes. Remember when using mashed bananas as a sugar substitute, it will cut down on the moisture in your recipe by using less milk or water. Your baked goods come out with the rich texture.

Banana Peels

Bananas peels are said to be very useful. So don’t toss those banana peels out just yet! There are so many ways you can reuse a banana peel. You can polish silver if you rub items with the innerve part of a banana peel, wipe it off with a damp rag, and then buff with a soft cloth? Banana peels can also help relieve the itch of a insect bite, soothe the discomfort of a burn, and remove splinters. Peels can also be laid out to dry in the sun, then ground in a food processor to make instant mulch for your garden. Since the peel is full of potassium and magnesium, it becomes an effective fertilizer when mixed with soil. This method I will certainly use and inform you of. It makes perfect sense.

I simply love eating a banana everyday, I have seen the nutritional value in doing so. As well as the pure enjoyment of the taste, I use it in my smoothies, and have a banana in my cereal, especially my Cheerios. It aids in my hypertension and potassium levels. Having a regular bowel movement is a pure beauty, I will give credit to the banana and fiber.