Banana is a super food.

Banana is a fruit that is easily available in all seasons. Everyone can afford to eat because it is sold at cheap prices. 

Most of us did know that that it is called superfood. A banana has a high amount of fiber which helps to keep the stomach full.

Bananas also contain some essential vitamins that are good for the body.

This fruit is rich in potassium and fiber and through it the body also gets magnesium, vitamin C and B6.

You may not know it, but eating bananas every day is very beneficial for health, some of the benefits are as follows.

A large banana contains 120 calories and 490 mg of potassium, which is 19% of the daily intake for women and 15% for men.

This potassium calms the blood vessels which helps in controlling blood pressure while potassium also removes excess salts from the body.

Bananas are also a good source of vitamin B6, which is essential for the immune system, nervous system and brain.

What are the benefits of potassium?

A diet rich in potassium helps in controlling blood pressure as it removes excess salts from the urinary tract.

Potassium also improves the health of arteries, which reduces the risk of stroke, strengthens bones with age, improves muscle function, and helps prevent kidney stones.

But in case of kidney problems too much potassium can be harmful then it is better to consult a doctor.

Best for the stomach

Bananas are an easily digestible fruit, so doctors often recommend eating bananas to combat indigestion or stomach pain.

This fruit helps protect the gastric wall from acidity which can cause heartburn, vomiting or indigestion.

Probiotics in bananas can also help relieve inflammation of the urinary tract.

It is also thought that probiotics may help reduce the severity of the common cold and flu.

Improve physical performance

One study found that cyclists who ate a banana before a bicycle race performed just as well as those who drank sports drinks.

Quickly eliminate the effects of exercise

Research has shown that strenuous exercise with bananas helps to quickly eliminate the negative effects on the body.

Best choice for breakfast

The natural sweetness in it helps to keep away from sweets at breakfast. Drinking banana shake also has health benefits.

Full of fiber

Dietary fiber is very important for the body and a banana contains an average of 3 grams of fiber, which is equivalent to 10% of the daily requirement.

Bananas are high in fiber which helps control cholesterol and blood pressure while also reducing inflammation.

Eating bananas due to fiber increases the feeling of fullness without creating extra calories and therefore it is also a good choice for weight loss.

The right amount of carbohydrates

Bananas, like all fruits, contain carbohydrates, but they are not so high that diabetics cannot enjoy them.

If you are diabetic, you can enjoy half a banana if you are hungry prematurely.

A medium-sized banana contains 27 grams of carbohydrates.

Vitamin B6

A banana contains 25% of the daily requirement of vitamin B6, which helps in the function of vitamin metabolism, while improving the health of the immune system as well as contributing to the development of the baby during pregnancy. does

Vitamin C

The body needs 75 to 90 milligrams of vitamin C daily, and one banana contains 10 milligrams of vitamin C.

Vitamin C also helps the immune system to function better.


This mineral helps in controlling blood pressure and blood sugar and keeps the bones strong. One banana provides the body with 8% of the daily requirement of this mineral.

Vitamin A

This vitamin is good for eyesight and may also help prevent cancer



3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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