Bananas are one of the favorite fruits in the whole world, and let them not grow in our latitudes, but they are sold in any store and are quite inexpensive. Long ceased to be exotic, these soft and sweet fruits are loved by many, used in various desserts and as an independent dish.
Bananas are often used in the diet.
But is it right?
What are the benefits and harm of bananas?
What makes a banana different from other fruits?
Bananas are an excellent snack during the working day, this nourishing fruit will relieve hunger for a long time.
Also, these fruits do not cause allergies, so they are recommended for use even to the youngest children.
What is the use of this fruit?
Bananas contain a large amount of vitamins and beneficial elements. Especially they are rich in magnesium and potassium – these are substances that are necessary for the cardiovascular system, they also saturate brain cells with oxygen and normalize the body’s water-salt balance. These fruits are shown to all smokers, they reduce the level of all the harmful properties of nicotine, and also help to overcome cravings for cigarettes. Bananas contain a huge amount of B vitamins, so regular consumption of these fruits will help to cope with nervousness and stress. The substance tryptophan, contained in them, is processed in the human body into serotonin, the hormone of happiness, so these fruits help to fight depression.
– Bananas contain iron, which is necessary for the production of hemoglobin in the blood.
– Natural fiber improves the gastrointestinal tract, helps fight constipation.
– Bananas contain natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose, they instantly give a boost of energy.
– Potassium contained in bananas is necessary for muscle growth, as well as for active mental and physical activity.
– That’s why this is the favorite fruit of all athletes.
– Contain vitamin C, which is necessary to strengthen the immune system.
– Vitamin E is very useful for skin and hair, which is why bananas are often made for face and hair from bananas.
– Useful in inflammatory processes in the oral cavity, with hypertension, kidney and liver disease, and diabetes.
– Remove excess fluid from the body, improve complexion, help with dry skin.
What is their energy value
Bananas are 1/4 of carbohydrates – natural fiber and starch.
But during heat treatment, carbohydrates turn into sugar.
And sugar, as we know, has no benefit.
Medium-sized fruit (140g) has a calorie content of 120 kcal, and also contains 30 g of carbohydrates, 1.5 g of protein and 3 g of fiber.
Contraindications and possible harm
Bananas have some negative qualities.
So, they should not be consumed by people with poor digestion, they should not be eaten immediately before eating, it can cause heaviness in the stomach and bloating. Bananas should be eaten on an empty stomach and not washed down with water, especially not with fruit juices.
People who have suffered a heart attack or stroke, as well as suffering from varicose veins or thrombophlebitis, it is better to exclude bananas from your diet. After all, they have the property to thicken the blood and increase its viscosity. It is often said that bananas are harmful to potency. And this is far from a myth. They slow down blood flow, so they have a bad effect on erection.
However, this occurs with frequent use of large quantities of this product. Poor quality fruits can have a bad effect on human health. Often, chemicals are used to improve taste, for long-term transportation and an attractive appearance.
Such a product is fraught with poisoning. It is always necessary to wash bananas before use, on the skin of the fruit may contain harmful nitrates. Do not lean on them for people suffering from overweight, and especially to drink banana necks – cocktails with milk or ice cream. Such a product is very high-calorie, besides bananas with milk is not the best combination, such a drink causes bloating.
Dessert for people with no weight problems
Dried bananas – this is a popular dessert or ready-made snack, they are easy to eat on the run, when there is no time for a full meal.
How useful is this snack?
Dried bananas are much more caloric than their fresh counterparts. If the fresh fruit contains about 96 kcal per 100 g, then about 330 kcal per 100 g dried Therefore, they should be consumed with small doses and better in the morning. People suffering from excess weight, it is better to completely refrain from this delicacy.
However, most of the beneficial properties of dried bananas preserve, all the vitamins and trace elements remain in full. They are safe to use, as they are prepared without adding any chemicals. Peeled fruits are dried on charcoal or in the sun naturally. The moisture content of such bananas decreases markedly, and they decrease in size several times. In general – this is a great dessert for people who do not have health problems and overweight. You can use this dried fruit in combination with oatmeal. In this case, the charge of energy and energy for the whole day is provided. Dried bananas have a mild laxative effect, like other dried fruits, so regular use of this dish in moderate quantities will help to establish the work of the gastrointestinal tract.
Chips are the favorite crunchy delicacy of adults and children. In Asian countries, banana chips are the most common snack. They are cooked with salt and sugar and even eaten with beer. Chips – tasty, nutritious and convenient to use, they can eat on the run or eat the whole mountain, sitting in front of the TV. Banana chips are addictive, no worse than seeds. This tasty product is eaten in large quantities in minutes. Sweet banana chips are prepared with the addition of sugar syrup, caramel or liquid honey, which can not but affect the calorie content of this dish. Chips are the most harmful form of cooking this product.
During heat treatment, fruits lose most of their beneficial properties, all useful carbohydrates are transformed into harmful sugars. The main danger of such a product is that the fruits are fried in oil, and the oil is most likely used repeatedly. All harmful impurities and carcinogens, which are obtained by roasting, are contained in this product. The calorie content of the chips is very high – 540 kcal per 100 g, so their use is not recommended for people suffering from excess weight.
Many people use a diet on bananas to quickly lose a few extra pounds. With such a food system, you need to eat 3 pieces a day and drink 1 liter of nonfat kefir. This diet perfectly cleans the intestines from toxins, removes excess fluid and reduces swelling. With proper and reasonable use, bananas have a beneficial effect on the entire body. But do not abuse this product. Bananas are better eaten in the morning, they will be a great addition to breakfast, they can be given to school for children or taken to work as a snack.
In any case, a freshly eaten fruit will be more useful than a sandwich caught on the run.