These 9 health benefits are why you should eat a banana every day

A banana a day keeps the doctor away

Everyone probably knows by now that bananas are very healthy. It’s a fruit, and generally speaking fruits are good for you; they’re full of great vitamins. Most parents encourage their children to eat at least one, but preferably two, pieces of fruit a day. But what kind of fruit should you eat? Well, it turns out that bananas are especially good for you!

Bananas have all kinds of amazing health benefits and we have put together a list of nine of them for you!

1. Stress

Are you feeling stressed out? Try eating a banana! Bananas regulate your blood pressure, they provide you with energy and have a positive influence on your digestion. They also contain tryptophan, which is a substance that helps you relax. So, instead of going for that bar of chocolate when you’re stressed, grab a healthy banana instead.

2. Cool down

It sounds a little strange, but bananas can actually help you cool down. Banana is an astringent food, which means that it can cause tissue to shrink, which in turn means more water can be absorbed. This can help you cool down. Grapes and beans do this as well.

3. Heartburn

Although experts aren’t exactly sure about why this works, they do know that bananas can function as a natural antacid. In other words: a banana can help against heartburn.

4. Constipation

Banana is a fruit that is very rich in fibres, which makes it ideal when it comes to intestinal problems. If you’re feeling constipated, you should eat a banana because it is bound to help.

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results and each person’s results may vary.

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