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    Banana, also called Musa Acuminate, is not a tree but an herbaceous plant, known otherwise as a herb. The plant grows from 6 feet to as tall as 26 feet and comes in different sizes and colors when ripe — red, yellow, and purple. Grows abundantly in tropical countries in South and Southeast Asia, bananas are harvested throughout the year.

    Bananas are delectable and smooth. A 126-gram mature banana contains 400 mg potassium, and is the same as 10% of our recommended daily amount, and four grammes dietary fiber, which equates to sixteen per cent of our daily suggested amount. Moreover, this quantity of banana incorporates 14.8 sugar and 110 calories. A medium banana offers twenty percent of one’s daily suggested protein, sixteen percent of daily suggested vitamin C, and twenty percent of people’s daily suggested vitamin B6. Above all else, a banana contains no fat and no cholesterol!

    That higher potassium and lower salt proportion of bananas is significant for our healthy heart and nervous system. It helps keep blood pressure down and lowers the chance of stroke, atherosclerosis and further heart illnesses. Furthermore, the potassium to be found in bananas helps in regulation of the fluid balance of the body.

    Besides the cardiovascular pluses, potassium to be found in bananas is also helpful for the kidneys and one’s bones while restricting calcium excretion in urine to avoid forfeiture of calcium from the body, consequently reducing the chance of osteoporosis.

    Bananas have a high proportion of iron that increases the manufacture of hemoglobin in the blood and consequently diminishes the chance of anemia. The fruits of the banana plant are also a decent way of getting dietary fiber, which when joined with its high potassium content, may well help lower bad cholesterol.

    Some studies show that bananas contain vitamin B6 and vitamin C that assist in protecting the heart from harm and plaque formation. What is more, vitamin B6 helps in the production of antibodies that should strengthen the immune system and convert carbohydrates to glucose to sustain a normal blood sugar level.

    If adding bananas to low-fat yogurt constitutes part of a healthy heart diet, savoring whole-grain breakfast cereals with chopped bananas on top can constitute a healthy breakfast too.

    Nigel Wickenden’s father died when comparatively young. Nigel had a checkup and found that both his cholesterol and blood pressure were high. He decided that he need to follow a healthy heart diet and has set up a blog on what he finds out. He is not a doctor but believes his high level of self interest will make him find information that is relevant and useful to himself and others who believe that what we eat can affect our future health and likely life expectancy. The latest article is on bananas and the healthy heart and is a bit more detailed than this one.

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