Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny
New Delhi: Banana is a fruit which is loved by all and good for health. The fruit is not only delicious but also cheap and available throughout the year unlike other fruits.
Here are some health benefits of the fruit:
Good for heart: Banana is good for heart as the fruit is packed with potassium. High potassium and low sodium content in the fruit may also help protect cardiovascular system against high blood pressure, according to the FDA.
Helps overcome depression: The fruit can be helpful in overcoming depression due to high levels of tryptophan in it. Even vitamin B6 content in bananas can help you sleep well, and magnesium helps to relax muscles.
Protects from cancer: It is suggested that moderate consumption of the fruit may protect you against kidney cancer. Eating four to six bananas a week halves the risk of developing kidney cancer.
Helps digestion and weight loss: Bananas are good for digestion and weight loss as it contains high fibre which keeps you fit. Vitamin B6 in the fruit can also help protect against type 2 diabetes and aid in weight loss, according to Flores.
Good for eyes: Just like carrots, bananas are also good for eyes. The fruits contain a significant amount of vitamin A which is essential for protecting eyes, maintaining normal vision and improving vision at night, according to the National Institutes of Health.