The banana or platanito, as this fruit is known in Cartagena’s homes, is almost always part of everyday life. This is due to the belief of mothers that this delicious fruit has many vitamins and properties.
One of the benefits attributed to this fruit is that because it is rich in potassium, it helps improve cardiovascular health and strengthen bones, but this is not the only contribution it makes to our health. Read here: 4 benefits of eating pineapple every day
Nutritionists explain that bananas, in addition to helping us improve our physical health, can make us feel better emotionally thanks to its content of typtophan, an amino acid that has relaxing properties.
“This component relaxes and improves character, which produces a state of happiness, explains clinical and sports nutritionist Tania Cruz Rodríguez in an interview.
In addition to the great contributions that we already mentioned. Here we tell you what are the benefits of eating bananas and how many servings you should consume per day:
1. Prevents stomach problems. Thanks to its high content of fiber, insulin and vitamin B6, these nutrients can improve intestinal health and the functioning of the nervous and muscular systems. Banana helps prevent constipation and influences the use of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
2. It is power source. Banana contains vitamins B6, B12 and minerals such as magnesium, iron and phosphorus. These nutrients help fight anemia, tiredness and fatigue. It may interest you: These are the benefits of papaya for your health
3. Control sugar levels. Foods with a low glycemic index and low glycemic load, such as bananas, help regulate blood glucose levels.
Eating fruits and vegetables is related to better intestinal health, decreases the risk of suffering from chronic non-communicable diseases.
4. Improves the appearance of the skin. Banana helps fight skin problems, such as wrinkles, thanks to its high content of antioxidants.
How many servings are recommended?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends consuming at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Eating fruits and vegetables is related to better intestinal health, decreases the risk of suffering from chronic non-communicable diseases. In addition, it improves body appearance.