Banana is a food rich in nutrients, good for the heart, weight loss, anti-inflammatory if used properly.
Banana is a fruit that is easy to eat, delicious in taste and can be processed in many dishes. Archaeologists have found evidence of banana cultivation in New Guinea as far back as 8,000 BC. Therefore, it is considered as one of the first cultivated fruits in the world.
This is also a fruit with high nutritional value with abundant content of vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E and minerals (maggie, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, fluorine). and iodine). However, eating too many bananas can cause many negative health effects.
* Benefits from bananas .
According to Livescience, a 2017 study conducted and compiled by the Prilozi Section of Medical Sciences showed that bananas have many benefits throughout the “life cycle” from green to ripe. They can help control digestive problems such as diarrhea, ulcers; lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Some studies suggest that lectins in green bananas can aid in the treatment of HIV patients.
According to a 2009 study published in the journal Food Science and Technology Research, ripe bananas are eight times more effective in boosting the strength of white blood cells. White blood cells help fight infections from bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other pathogens.
Bananas are also a heart-healthy food because they contain a lot of potassium. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the high potassium and low sodium content in bananas can also help you protect your cardiovascular system, fight high blood pressure, and reduce the risk of hardening of the arteries.
Bananas also help in fighting depression thanks to their high tryptophan content. It will convert into serotonin – the brain neurotransmitter, which helps improve mood. In addition, vitamin B6, tryptophan in bananas makes you sleep better, maggie helps relax muscles.
For those who lose weight or squeeze weight, exercise heavily, bananas are a food not to be missed thanks to their high fiber content. It also helps you fight type II diabetes, increase satiety, reduce appetite, and replenish electrolytes after exercise. Bananas’ serotonin and dopamine improve the antioxidant capacity of athletes and help fight oxidative stress, improving training performance.
For the eyes, bananas help prevent macular degeneration – a condition that causes vision loss. This is also a fruit that makes bones stronger thanks to carbohydrates fructooligosaccharides.
Some evidence suggests that eating bananas in moderation may help prevent kidney cancer due to antioxidant phenolic compounds. A 2005 Swedish study found that women who ate four to six bananas a week had a 50 percent lower risk of developing this cancer.
* Health risks.
Dietitian Catherine Collins, of St George’s Hospital in London, UK, says potassium is crucial for the survival of cells. However, if the potassium level in the body is too high or too low, it also leads to irregular heartbeat, stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea. According to the BBC, potassium chloride can even be deadly, as extremely high doses cause the heart to stop beating.
Ms. Collins said that to turn bananas – a fruit rich in potassium – into poison, you need to eat 400 fruits a day. However, patients with kidney problems should not eat too much of this fruit. Their kidney function is poor, easy to cause harmful accumulation of potassium in the blood because it cannot filter it out of the body when urinating.
This specialist once received a patient who suffered a heart attack after eating too many tomatoes – another fruit that is also rich in potassium. The person’s kidneys stop working so the body can’t get rid of the excess potassium.
Another study from the Maryland Medical Center, USA, shows that too much potassium leads to hyperkalemia, causing muscle weakness, temporary paralysis, and irregular heartbeat. In addition, according to the US National Institutes of Health, eating more than 500 mg of vitamin B6 per day can also lead to nerve damage in the hands and feet. However, to get this amount of B6, you have to eat thousands of bananas.
According to nutritionist Laura Flores, in San Diego, USA, eating too much fruit, including bananas, can cause headaches and drowsiness. The culprit for this phenomenon is the amino acids in bananas that dilate blood vessels. On the other hand, ripe bananas contain more amino acids. An abundance of tryptonphan and maggie is also the cause of drowsiness and muscle relaxation.
Bananas are sugary fruits, so if you eat too much and don’t maintain proper oral hygiene, it will make you more susceptible to tooth decay.
The US Department of Agriculture recommends that adults eat no more than 2 bananas a day. More than this, you may have an excess of vitamins and minerals.
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