Banana is a commonly available fruit all around the world. Banana is from musaceae family. Banana is grown in the tropics. It is also available throughout the year.
The cavendish bananas are the most commonly eaten banana which are found easily at any grocery store. They are sweet in taste when ripened. Before ripening they are green in colour and does not have sweet taste but these kind of green bananas are used for cooking many dishes like banana curry, banana chips etc and their benefits are as follow:
GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM:
Potassium is a mineral which is important for controlling the body’s fluid balance. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure in cells, along with other minerals like sodium, magnesium etc. Banana contains high amount of potassium, so eating one banana everyday can help to balance potassium levels in your body.
HELPFUL IN ANAEMIA:
Anaemia is a situation in which the number of red blood cells lowers which can cause difficulty in breathing and paleness to the body. Banana contains good amount of iron and iron is helpful in anaemia, so people suffering from anaemia should consume banana.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:
When a person is suffering from high blood pressure it is suggested to avoid high amount of salt. Banana contains low level of salt. A person suffering from this condition can include banana in his diet.
HELPS IN ACIDITY:
Acidity is a situation when you feel burning sensation in your food pipe, it is caused due to intake of spicy and fried foods. Banana helps to relive acidity instantly as it coats the linning which helps to shield it from gastric acid and act as a natural antacid.
Banana includes potassium and fiber. Fiber is good for heart health as fiber reduces the risk of increasing bad cholestrol.
WEIGHT LOSS DIET:
Banana contains good amount of fiber. Consuming fiber rich diet can make you feel fuller for long time. so you can include banana in your weight loss diet plan in many ways.
SIDE EFFECTS OF HIGH INTAKE OF BANANA:
High intake of banana at a time can reverse its benefits.
1. High intake can cause weight gain as it has good amount of sugar content.
2. Banana are high in starch which can cause tooth decay.
3. Asthma patients should not consume banana very often as it can cause difficulty in breathing.
USES OF BANANAS IN VARIOUS WAYS:
1. Banana muffins
2. Banana and oats cookies
3. Banana smoothie
4. Banana chips.
SOME OTHER KINDS OF BANANA:
Red banana has reddish to purple skin colour. They are more tender and sweeter than cavendish banana and their inside fruit is light pink to cream in colour when they are ripened. They also taste slightly like raspberries.
1 Provides instant energy.
2 Contains high amount of vitamin B6 and vitaminD.
3 Full of fiber.
4 Strengthens your immune system due to good amount of vitamin C.
LADY FINGER BANANA:
Lady finger bananas are thinner than cavendish bananas. They shape like a ciger Having creamy consistency with a sweeter taste than cavendish bananas. They are available in tropical or semi tropical regions.
1 These bananas contains good amount of good prebiotic bacteria which helps to improve your gut health.
2 Ideal for person who are on diabetic diet.
3 High in minerals.
BLUE JAVA BANANA:
Blue java bananas are also known as ice cream banana. The outer cover is silver to light blue in colour and has a creamy consistency which is similar to ice cream and reminds the flavour ofd vanilla.
1 Helps to improve good mood.
2 Helps to improve heart health.
This type of banana is also called apple banana as it has a slightly flavour of apple. It is small in size but not as small as baby banana. It has sweet taste with drier consistency.
1 Good source of fiber.
2 Provides amino acids to our body.
3 Good source of vitamin c.
They are green to yellow in colour in tube shape having white fruit inside. These are smooth and silky consistency with sweet taste.
1. Contains antioxidants.
2. Rich source of carbohydrates.
3. Rich sorce of fiber.
These bananas are yellow, green and brown in colour they have different flavour than normal banana and does not have very sweet taste. These are mostly used for cooking.
1 Improves digestive system health
2 Good sorce of antioxidants
3 Improves heart health.