This fantastic fruit is grown in more than 100 countries all over the world. It’s sweet, edible part is not the happiest solution for diet, according to many nutritionists, because it is very caloric and has a lot of carbohydrates. In 100g, it has 90 kcal, almost 23 g carbohydrates, out of which almost 13 are pure sugars. Fibers make 2.5 g of it; it has B group vitamins, vitamins C, A, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Phosphorus.
But, according to one Japanese man, bananas based diet is very good! He lost 18kg in 3 months eating bananas for breakfast, and sacrificing almost nothing more from his common menu. He claims that he did nothing more than eating one or two bananas for breakfast and a glass of lukewarm water. Actually, throughout those 3 months he was conducting his diet, he was drinking lukewarm water whenever he was thirsty. Also, he didn’t eat after 6 PM. This sounds easy, above all healthy, so if I’d have to lose weight- I’d try this one out.
Health benefits of bananas are numerous. Because of high potassium and sodium content, bananas are excellent for preventing high blood pressure. They are good in prevention of vitamin A deficiency, good against constipation and diarrhea, against depression, anemia, they make bones and kidneys healthier, etc.
Here are some interesting facts about bananas that I recently read! Firstly, they help people who want to give up smoking. Because they contain B6 and B12, magnesium and potassium, bananas help body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal. Secondly, many people claim that rubbing the inside of a banana skin on mosquito bites prevents swelling and itches. Interesting! I’ll try this one definitely, cause I suffer mosquito bites all summer long.