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HEALTH BENEFITS OF BANANA IN THE DIET
Banana is a high-calorie tropical fruit.
100 grams of its flesh carries 90 calories.
Besides, it contains good amounts of health-benefiting fibre, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins.
Banana contains soft, easily digestible flesh of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose that replenishes energy and revitalizes the body.
Thus, it is a popular quick-bite among athletes wanting instant energy.
It is also a recommended supplement food included in the treatment plan for under-nourished children.
Banana holds a good amount of soluble dietary fibre that helps in normal bowel movements; thereby reducing constipation problems.
The fruit provides adequate levels of minerals like copper, magnesium and manganese.
Magnesium is essential for bone strengthening and has a cardiac-protective role as well.
Manganese is utilized as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
Copper is an essential trace element in the production of red blood cells.
In addition, banana is a very rich source of potassium.
It provides 358 mg potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure, countering bad effects of sodium.
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