Bananas are one of the best to-go snacks pre-packed by Mother Nature herself. A banana is an elliptically shaped fruit with a firm, creamy flesh wrapped inside a thick peel that is usually yellow or green but can be colored red, pink, purple or black when ripe. It grows from a plant that rows 10 to 26 feet tall and is found in clusters of 50 to 150. The individual fruits are grouped in “hands”, or clusters, that hold around 10 to 25 bananas. There are hundreds of banana varieties but it falls under two species: the sweet banana and the plantain banana. There are many nutrients and health benefits that can be gained from eating Bananas. The following is a list of the 11 health benefits and nutritional facts of bananas.
1. Good source of Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is a vitamin that is water-soluble and can be found in some food we eat and in our bodies. Bananasa are rich in Vitamin B6. It supports in the production of heme in our bodies. Heme is a key section of the haemoglobin, a protein present in the red blood cells that assist in carrying oxygen around the body. Vitamin B6 also assist is in processing carbohydrates in the body. The enzyme that initiates the processing of carbohydrates needs Vitamin B6 to function properly. It is also one of the vitamins that contribute to the proper functioning of messaging molecules in the nervous system. Vitamin B6 deficiency has also be studied to show its relationship with inflammation related diseases.