21 Reasons to Start Eating Bananas

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Bananas aren’t just for the monkeys. Sure, we all put one in our smoothie, but bananas are more than just a way to sweeten your drink.

Once you discover all the wonderful benefits of eating a banana, you’ll never look at one the same way again.

Here are 21 reasons to eat bananas:

  1. Eat a couple of bananas before working out for energy and maintain your blood sugar.
  2. Speaking of working out, bananas help protect against muscle cramps and night time leg cramps.
  3. Did you that bananas counteract calcium loss during urination.
  4. Improve your mood by eating a banana, which produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  5. Bananas reduce swelling.
  6. Bananas protect against type II diabetes while aiding in weight loss.
  7. When you eat bananas, it strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  8. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  9. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.
  10. Bananas act as a prebiotic,  (awesome!) that stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel.
  11. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  12. Constipated? The high fiber in bananas can help get you going normally.
  13. Bananas provide relief from acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD.
  14. Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.
  15. Eating bananas will help prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  16. Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing protection from free radicals and chronic disease.
  17. Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar.
  18. Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  19. Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana.
  20. Eating a banana can lower your body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  21. The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).