Potassium and Magnesium help in controlling high blood pressure and bananas are loaded with it. Vitamin B6 helps in maintaining the immune system and deficiency of Vitamin B6 can increase risks of heart diseases. Normally, Vitamin B6 is not to be seen in fruits but bananas are exception giving more than 30 percent of the recommended daily limits. Bananas are high in fiber with a low glycemic index.
Eating banana when it is fully ripe or yellow usually, depends on your taste buds and health benefits your desire. When a banana is fully ripe having dark patches, then it produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which helps in combating abnormal cells. These ripe bananas are sweeter in taste.
The vitamins present in bananas work as a team to convert food into energy. This metabolism process turns carbohydrates into glucose which is the main source of energy for the body. We should be normally getting 14 gm of fiber for each 1000 calories in our regular diet and bananas provide 3 gm from a medium banana, which is about 10 percent recommended value.
Depending on the size of a banana, carbohydrates present in it may vary. They vary about 18 gms to 35 gms. Carbohydrates affect blood sugar and insulin levels. The low glycemic index of banana helps in maintaining sugar levels providing regular release of energy. It also helps in controlling diabetes.
This diet is a simple to plan where you can have bananas and water only for breakfast. Then have anything during the day but stop eating before 8 pm.
Ice creams, dairy products, alcohol, and dessert after dinner is restricted and only beverage allowed is water. There may be a various version of this diet with various explanations for a reduction in weight but it is mostly due to enzymes present in bananas which fasten digestion and reduce weight loss.
Do not come under the misconception that just by having bananas will not result in weight loss. A healthy diet, exercises help you reducing the weight. Banana is available at all seasons and clears all our problems. Get the best out of eating food. Be healthy always.