Bananas are the most largely consumed fruit in the world. They are full of nutrition that not only helps you to be healthy but also provides you with a quick boost of energy.
They are known as the superfood. But what makes them a superfood? Top fitness trainers, boxers, mix martial artists eat and recommend it post workout. Reason? They give a sudden boost of energy needed to be back to normal after a grueling workout.
In this article, we will discuss why you should always have bananas on your dining table, after you come home, exhausted!
Bananas per serving (weight 118g) contain:
- Sugars – 14.4g
- Carbohydrates – 27g
- Dietary Fiber – 3g
- Vitamin B6 – 0.5 mg
- Magnesium – 34 mg
- Manganese – 0.3 mg
- Vitamin C – 9 mg
- Protein – 1.3 g
- Folate – 25.0 mcg
- Riboflavin – 0.1 mg
- Potassium – 450 mg
- Niacin – 0.8 mg
- Iron – 0.3 mg
One serving of banana gives about 110 calories
Bananas are sodium, cholesterol and fat-free, which makes them even healthier.
A bunch of bananas are great as recovery food; bananas contain simple carbohydrates that gives a quick boost of energy.
Proteins play an important role in muscle building. Although a banana contains only about 1.5 grams of protein, the protein in banana gives you about 12 milligrams of tyrosine, which is an essential amino acid that stimulates the production of norepinephrine (a neurotransmitter) in your brain. Norepinephrine influences your levels of alertness and your internal reward system, motivation, memory, and ability to focus.
Bananas contain natural sugars known as fructose to produce energy. Fructose converts into glucose that fuels your brain and gives a quick boost of energy. They have a lower glycemic index because of the presence of fructose compared to refined carbohydrates, which makes banana a safer option for energy in people with diabetes.
Vitamin B12 deficiency causes tiredness, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, depression, confusion, dementia and poor memory. A large banana provides about 0.5 milligrams of the 1.1 to 1.7 milligrams of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 present in banana helps improve your cognitive function and helps improve your concentration.
Magnesium helps improve your brain function. A serving of large banana gives you about 37 milligrams of magnesium. Magnesium helps facilitate the electrical activity between the nerve cells in your brain. Eating bananas improve your brain function.
Potassium plays an essential role in muscle strength, nerve function, heart health, kidneys, and other organs to work normally. Low levels of potassium in the body are known to cause fatigue.
The daily recommended intake of potassium for adults is 4,700 milligrams.
Bananas help replenish the energy stores in your muscles that you burn during the day-long, back-breaking work.
Next time you come home exhausted, you know what to do.
Eat bananas and go bananas!!!