You were thinking that bananas are just one sweet and tasty fruit but after you will discover all the health benefits from them you will never look them the same way. Bananas cure hangovers, combat depression, relieve morning sickness, make you smarter, protect against diabetes, kidney cancer, blindness and osteoporosis. They can heal the itchiness of a mosquito bites and can shine your shoes. Read in this article why we should eat bananas.

1. Bananas help to fight depression thanks to richness of tryptophan, which is transformed into serotonin – neurotransmitter. And sertonin is responsible for the happy-mood.
2. Only two bananas are enough before exhausting workout to feel full with energy.
3. Eat a banana to protect against nighttime leg cramps and muscle cramps when you exercise.
4. By consuming bananas you’ll build strong bones and will neutralize calcium loss when urinating.
5. Banana regulates blood sugar and reduces stress and PMS symptoms.
6. Bananas have high level of vitamin B6, therefore reduce swelling, aid weight loss, support the nervous system, protect contra type II diabetes, and help in the white blood cells production.
7. Iron from bananas relieves anemia and strengthens your blood.
8. Bananas are low in salt and high in potassium, so they are identified as being able to protect against stroke and heart attack. They can also low blood pressure.

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9. Rich in pectin, they aid digestion and help remove toxins from the body.

10. Bananas are prebiotic, they stimulate the good bacteria growth in the bowel.
11. Constipated? Bananas can help thus their high fiber.
12. Got the runs? Bananas calm the digestive tract. After diarrhea they help restoring the electrolytes.
13. Like a natural antacid, bananas provide relief from heartburn, acid reflux and GERD.
14. Bananas have high concentration of potassium, that can make you smarter and help you with learning.
15. Bananas are rich in antioxidants, therefore defend from chronic disease and free radicals.
16. Banana between meals will help with blood sugar balance and diminish morning sickness nausea.
17. To relieve irritation and itching, rub a bite with the banana peel from the inside.
18. .Bananas can help you low the temperature of the body during a fever or on a warm day.
19. The natural mood-enhancer Tryptophan, which is a natural mood raiser helps to soothe Seasonal Affective Disorder –SAD.
20. Quitting smoking?  High levels of potassium, B-vitamins and magnesium in bananas will speed up recovery.
21. Banana peel from the inside can be used for shining your leather handbag or shoes.

Oh, and of course – bananas are great for delicious smoothies

Delicious banana & avocado smoothie

banana-avocado-smoothie

Ingredients:

• 2 bananas
• ½ avocado without skin
• 1 ½ cup of milk
• ½ teaspoon of vanilla
• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon chia seeds
• 1 tablespoon of honey
• some peanut butter
• 3-4 ice cubes

Preparation:

In a blender put all the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Enjoy it.