Banana is a fruit that is widely known in Indonesia. Bananas can be enjoyed in various ways: eaten directly, fried, steamed, or processed with other ingredients. But bananas are not only delicious, they have many benefits.
Helps Overcome Hypertension
Potassium contained in bananas can help regulate fluid and electrolyte balance so that blood pressure remains stable. The dietary fiber contained in bananas is able to bind fat, thereby preventing plaque formation. Plaque can constrict and even block blood vessels, causing blood pressure to rise.
Source of Carbohydrates and Vitamin A.
Banana fruit is rich in vitamins and fiber. When compared to apples, bananas have more than twice as many carbohydrates and five times as vitamin A. In addition, bananas are also rich in magnesium and potassium, which are important for the body to stay in shape.
Bananas Boost Metabolism
No need for medicine. By eating bananas, those of you who have difficulty defecating, can eat bananas as a treatment step. Because bananas can help facilitate the elimination of body waste in the metabolic process.
Do you have a lot of activity and like to exercise? The content of Vitamins A, C, and B6 found in bananas serves to increase immunity to fight infection. So that the body will feel refreshed and not weak quickly.
Launching the Flow of Oxygen to the Brain
Bananas are rich in potassium, a mineral that is essential for maintaining heart function and blood circulation. Therefore, oxygen circulation to the brain can be guaranteed and strokes due to high blood pressure can be prevented.
One of the other important things that bananas contain is iron. So that this fruit is good for people who lack red blood. Precisely to support the formation of hemoglobin, or protein that contains iron.
For people on a diet, the complex carbohydrates contained in bananas do not increase glucose levels drastically. In addition, bananas are also low in fat so they are safe for participants in weight loss programs. In Japan there is a new diet trend: a minimum of one and a maximum of four bananas for breakfast. It says it boosts metabolism, so people don’t have to exercise.
Regularly consuming bananas can help nourish bones. Banana is one of the fruits that contain high enough manganese.
Pisang sebagai “Mood Food”
Can food make people feel good? Yes, if the food includes “mood food,” which is food that encourages the formation of the hormone serotonin in the brain. This hormone causes feelings of pleasure.
For Skin Care
Banana mixed with honey can help treat skin that is too dry. It is also good for caring for the skin of older people, which tends to get drier. In addition, bananas are good for treating acne. The trick: crush the flesh of a ripe banana, then apply it to the skin of the face with acne. Let stand for 15-30 minutes, then wash off. Do it regularly until the pimples disappear.