After Reading This, You’ll Never Look at Bananas the Same Way Again
Bananas give you the energy you need for tough work, be it physical or mental. You just have to learn to eat them at the right time.
Weight loss diets sometimes lie when it comes to food, although it’s true that some foods are worse for you than others when you’re trying to lose weight.
Bananas are a fruit that people tend to cut out of their diets due to their calorie count. However, as we’ve said many times before, food is so much more than the number of calories in them.
In fact, some high-calorie foods can be good for you and even help you lose a few pounds if you know how to take advantage of them. One of the biggest mistakes we make is not knowing what we need. You surf the web, look for diets, and follow them strictly, but the fact of the matter is that those diets may not fit your needs.
A person who works in an office doesn’t need the same things as a person who spends a lot of hours standing or a person who is more physically active. Therefore, the best thing to do is to spend some time studying what you eat to make sure you are making the most of what you eat.
Another thing to think about is the season of the year you’re in. Remember that your body doesn’t work the same in freezing temperatures as it does in the summer. In hot temperatures, you sweat more, your blood pressure goes down, and you have less energy to exercise. What you eat depend on factors like these.
Benefits of Bananas
Bananas versus depression
Why are bananas good if you are depressed? Because they contain tryptophan, a protein that turns into serotonin in your body. When this substance hits your brain, you begin to feel peace and tranquility.
It gives you that extra dose of optimism that you so desperately need if you’re dealing with depression. This doesn’t have the same effect as doctor-prescribed medication, of course, but it helps enhance its effect and can improve your quality of life.
Goodbye PMS symptoms
Have you ever craved something sweet in the days leading up to your period? Hormonal changes are the culprit here because they get your blood sugar levels out of balance, and consequently your body begins to crave sugar.
- Bananas are perfect in this situation, given that they stabilize blood glucose levels.
- Also, they are much healthier than other sweets because, like all fruit, bananas contain a lot of fiber. Fiber helps rid the body of things it doesn’t need.
Bananas can help with morning sickness
Bananas help with morning sickness on two fronts:
- On one hand, they regenerate the mucous that protects your stomach lining,
- On the other hand, they replenish the potassium lost from vomiting. As a result, the contractions associated with nausea will decrease.
We advise you to eat one banana between meals.
To give you an idea of how much energy bananas can give you, you’ll be ready for a 90-minute workout after eating one banana.
However, you need energy for more than just exercise. If you have a demanding job with very little time for a snack break, bananas are your solution. They’ll also help you be more productive.
Think about how much time it takes you to eat a banana. Not even a minute, right?
Bananas help keep you awake and focused
This point is related to the prior one, as well as to serotonin production. For your brain to think properly, you need to feel relaxed, but active.
This is how you need to feel in order to do things like relating concepts and making decision. Therefore, bananas are ideal for people who need their brains to be working at 100%.
Did you know that bananas were so good for you? It’s a happy surprise for many. Now you can enjoy them even more! The key is to do it with intelligence and restraint. Just listen to your body and give it what it needs.