After discovering the amazing health benefits bananas can have, it will be hard to ever look at them the same again. Bananas can cure hangovers, defend against depression, relieve morning sickness, make you smarter, protect against diabetes, blindness, osteoporosis, and even kidney cancer! They can also help relieve the itch of a bug bite and make your shoes shine like the sun.

Here are the 25 AMAZING reasons to eat bananas:

1. Bananas help to combat depression since they contain high levels of tryptophan, which is metabolized into serotonin; the neurotransmitter responsible for happiness and mood.
2. 2 bananas eaten before a work out can help you sustain your blood sugar and give you an extra energy boost.
3. Bananas protect against muscle cramps during work outs and can prevent night time muscle spasms.
4. They help counteract calcium loss during urination and can help increase bone strength
5. Bananas have been shown to improve mood and reduce PMS symptoms and produce stress-relieving relaxation.
6. Swelling can be reduced by bananas. They also protect against type II diabetes, aid in weight loss, boost the nervous system, and help in the production of white blood cells, all due to the high levels of vitamin B-6 found in bananas.
7. Due to the iron found in bananas, they can help strengthen the blood and relieve anemia.
8. Since bananas contain high potassium and are low in salt, they have been officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.

Eating bananas aids digestion

9. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals
from the body
10. Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel.
They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
11. Constipated? High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
12. Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost
electrolytes after diarrhea.
13. Bananas are a natural antacid, providing 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

Natural cures from a simple banana


15. Eating bananas helps prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular
degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption
16. Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a
banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
17. Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing free radicals and protection from
chronic disease
18. Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea
from morning sickness
19. Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation
20. Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana
21. Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or
on a hot day
22. The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective
Disorder (SAD)
23. Quitting smoking? Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium
and magnesium speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal
24. Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart
and taping it in place
25. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish
with a dry cloth for a quick shine

Source: http://www.altering-perspectives.com/2013/01/25-amazing-reasons-to-eat-bananas_17.html

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