Bananas contain fiber and three natural sugar types — sucrose, fructose and glucose. You probably know that this fruit boosts your energy instantly. However, energy is not the only thing you can get when eating a banana, moreover this exotic fruit can help you stay fit and healthy.
A number of studies have proven that bananas are quite efficient in overcoming and preventing a lot of diseases and health issues, and today it is the number one fruit with the world’s most popular athletes — after reading this article, you would probably start saying ‘a banana a day keeps the doctor away’.
We have explained some of the main health benefits you can enjoy with a single banana.
A recent research conducted by MIND (a well respected and popular mental health charity) involved a group of people struggling with depression. The results showed that the people surveyed felt much better after eating a banana.
Bananas are rich in tryptophan, which is later converted into serotonin, known for its ability to relax the body, improve the mood and make you feel much happier. This is an excellent back up for the research which claimed that the imbalance of serotonin can cause depression. Actually, serotonin is often called ‘the happy hormone.’