Along with the apple, the banana is one of the favorite fruits of the French. Easy to carry and eat without getting your hands dirty, it has many health benefits.
If there is one fruit to eat without moderation, it is the banana. And be careful not to underestimate the power of his skin. Here are five reasons to always have one in your bag.
Rich in antioxidants, the banana stimulates the body and is beneficial for the heart and the cardiovascular system. It also helps to fight against certain cancers and aging. Its richness in carbohydrates explains why athletes often consume it during exercise. Sugars assimilated in record time facilitate recovery after an intense match or competition. The banana, which therefore has regenerative properties, also brings a feeling of satiety and can be given to children for breakfast.
A NATURAL TREATMENT AGAINST STINGS
If you only eat the flesh, you should not forget the banana peel, especially in case of mosquito bites. The inside of the skin is placed directly on the area to be treated for about ten minutes, after having disinfected well with soap and water. This trick reduces inflammation and itching.
A SOLUTION FOR WHITE TEETH
If it does not replace a treatment carried out by a professional, the banana which is rich in potassium, manganese, and magnesium, nevertheless limits the appearance of yellow spots on the teeth. Before you brush your teeth at night, rub them with the inside of the banana peel for three minutes, and repeat this operation for two weeks. The result is quickly visible.
AN ANTI-DEPRESSION FOOD
It is well known: the banana gives the peach. It indeed contains tryptophan which helps the body to produce serotonin (neurotransmitter) and would influence mood. Consuming it would therefore help to fight against stress, anxiety, and nervousness on a daily basis.
AN ALLY FOR GOOD TRANSIT
Its high iron content reduces the risk of anemia, stimulates the production of hemoglobin, and fights against constipation. The vitamin B6 it contains also acts as a regulator of blood sugar levels, and contributes to the production of antibodies. A banana milkshake is an effective remedy for hangovers and stomach pains.