Due to the high potassium and fiber content, bananas remain one of the most nutritious and healthy foods. Moreover, they support heart health and have a positive effect on digestion.
Nutrition expert of New York City Yan Karetnik told in an interview that the potassium in the product contribute to balancing a sodium level in the body, regulates blood pressure and may reduce the heart attack and stroke risks. Plus, bananas are good for those looking to lose weight as they contain pectin and resistant starch, which are responsible for lasting satiety.
His colleague Yana Lisa Richards is convinced that bananas provide the body with vitamins and minerals that have an important role in lowering cholesterol level and improving mood. The product provides a person with a significant amount of vitamin B6 and fiber.
In addition, bananas, thanks to pectin and resistant starch, help to lower a blood sugar level. Their soluble fibers slow down the digestion rate, which prevents overeating.
Therefore, even for those suffering from diabetes, this sweet fruit is not dangerous if consume about half of the Cavendish banana per day, which is the most common type of this fruit.
While most people believe that potassium is purely a mineral, remember that it also acts as an electrolyte. That is, it has an important role to play in regulating muscle activity. And since the heart is a muscular organ, potassium and heart health are inextricably linked.
Potassium helps the body balance a sodium level. If there is too much sodium in the body, a person may have high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for a heart attack.
Therefore, including bananas in the daily diet helps reduce the high blood pressure risk. Nutritionists suggest combining the product with eggs or yogurt for the greatest benefit to the body.
Ripe bananas can help you clear the body of toxins because they contain insoluble fiber that absorbs and processes nutrients. At the same time, the soluble fiber helps clear the body of chemical waste.
The flourishing of the banana industry dates back to the second half of the 19th century, when, with the invention of refrigeration, it became possible to transport this product to regions with a temperate climate.
In many countries, bananas are one of the main food sources. For example, in Ecuador, the annual consumption of this product is almost 74 kilograms per person.
In our country, the first crop of Turkmen bananas was harvested in March last year. The fruits were grown in the Ferhar Economic Society’s plantations in the Mary Region.