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5 Amazing Benefits of Eating Bananas!

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, in a tweet, said that banana exports have reached 327 crores in the year 2022 from 51 crores in 2013, showing a spike of 541% in its exports.

Yash Saxena
One banana contains around 112 calories and contains almost every essential mineral and vitamin needed by our body.
One banana contains around 112 calories and contains almost every essential mineral and vitamin needed by our body.

India is amongst the major exporters of bananas globally with a share of around 25% of total output and about 70% of the country’s banana production takes place in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh.

There are more than 1000 species of banana available on the planet, but the most consumed and most commercialized species are the cavendish bananas which account for one-quarter of the production and consumption of bananas in India.

But how India is “making the world go BANANAS.”

To meet the growing demands, India has increased the harvested area with better irrigation systems, improved infrastructure, and suitable climatic conditions for banana production and has doubled its production to reach this mark. 

The other reason why banana is loved by everyone from kids to adults is because of the good taste and nutritional value if offers to consumers. But you might have heard elders back at home that you shouldn’t have bananas during winter. Well, if you have respiratory ailments like the common cold then one must reduce its intake. But the fruit shouldn’t completely go off your diet.

Benefits of Bananas

Essential minerals and vitamins

One banana contains around 112 calories and contains almost every essential mineral and vitamin needed by our body. Banana is loaded with potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, riboflavin, and much more. All of these support the body's healthy operation and keep you in good health.

Rich in Fibre

Bananas are incredibly high in soluble and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber has the propensity to slow down digestion, prolonging the feeling of a full stomach. Bananas are frequently included in morning meals because of this, allowing one to start the day without worrying about the one after it.

Beneficial to the heart

A banana can also help to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure. Bananas, which are high in fiber, are said to reduce the risk of heart disease. According to a study conducted by the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, eating more fiber-rich foods helps prevent both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD). The potassium in bananas helps to regulate heartbeat, and blood pressure and keeps the brain alert.

Prefect for Late-night cravings

If you have a late-night sweet tooth, banana is a clever way to avoid foods that are high in calories and high in added sugar. Banana is sweet enough to satisfy cravings while also being high in vitamins and fiber. It is a good habit to eat a banana after working out in the evening.

Promotes good sleep

Eating a banana after working out in the evening is a good habit. Banana, which is high in potassium, aids in muscle relaxation after a long day. Eating one or two bananas late at night helps your body prepare to sleep.

Should you have bananas during winter?

Yes, Bananas are good for health and are an instant source of energy and cannot be replaced. But they must be avoided if one is suffering from the common cold and other respiratory issues.

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