More Benefits of Bananas – Healing Properties of Bananas

banana - photo credit: Marlies Cohen

banana – photo credit: Marlies Cohen

I am still collecting all kinds of helpful information about food and just want to share share this article that showed up in my Facebook stream from: Homesteading Self Sufficiency Survival

Bananas are filled with mood-boosting serotonin that improves your mood and helps you stave off depression.They’re also great for weight loss because they are high in fiber, filled with nutrients, and they are low calorie.Bananas provide lasting energy and are a wonderful source of carbs (sugar). And will keep you going in a workout for many hours!Bananas are RICH in potassium. What does potassium do? It helps the body’s circulatory system efficiently deliver oxygen to the brain (important!!) – this helps to boost brain power, and help you function much better

Bananas promote BOWEL health – They help with reducing constipation and diarrhea

Bananas contain TRYPTOPHAN – a mood regulating substance that contains a level of protein that helps relax the mind so you feel happier (people suffering from depression feel better after eating bananas)

Bananas help ease menstrual pain! (for the ladies)

Bananas contain B6 which helps to regulate blood glucose levels!

Bananas can help people stop smoking!! B vitamins and other minerals they contain reduce the physical and psychological effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Bananas help to combat morning sickness – calms the nerves.

Banana peels (on the inside) help to relieve bug bites – like mosquito bites (just rub it on your bite).

Bananas help soothe ulcers – they reduce the acidity in the stomach that some foods can leave in the stomach. Since they help to neutralize acidity, they are also a great way to get rid of heartburn. They act as a natural antacid and they quickly soothe the burn.

Bananas help reduce the irritation of the digestive system by leaving a protective coating around the inner walls, making it a natural way to promote intestinal health too!

Bananas are RICH in IRON – If you are anemic, eat lots of bananas! They also help promote hemoglobin production so your blood can clot faster in case of a cut or serious injury.

Bananas can also benefit your garden. Instead of throwing the peels away, banana peels are ideal fertilizer for gardens and soils.

If you have a wart on your foot, wrapping a banana peel around your foot so that the exterior of the peel rubs against the wart will help it go away in a matter of time.

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