You will never look at bananas the same way when you’ve read through this article. It has 3 natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose along with fiber. That’s why they give an immediate instant boost. A research says that only 2 bananas will give energy for a hard 90 minute workout, so it’s no wonder that the world’s most popular athletes list it as their favorite fruit. But bananas aren’t useful just for the energy they provide – it can overcome and prevent some serious illnesses, so we should really add it do our daily diet.


A recent survey by MIND among people affected by depression explains that eating a banana would make them feel better. This is because of the tryptophan, a protein that is converted in the body into serotonin which relaxes you and improves your mood.


Bananas can help with anemia because of their rich iron content, which stimulates the production of hemoglobin.

Blood pressure

Bananas are also high in potassium but low on salt, so they’re perfect for blood pressure. Even the U.S FDA (Food and drug administration) has made official claims about the banana as a fruit that can reduce the risk of stroke and regulate blood pressure.

Brain power

200 students at Twickenham School in England were helped in their exams by eating bananas in the 3 daily meals so they can boost brain power. Researches have confirmed that this fruit makes students more alert.


Because of its fiber richness, bananas can help overcome constipation without the use of laxatives.


A banana milkshake with some honey makes a great hangover cure. It calms the stomach and the honey raises the levels of the depleted sugar, while the milk rehydrates the body.


Heartburn can be beaten by bananas, because it has an antacid effect on the body.

Morning sickness

Bananas between meals keep the blood sugar levels up and help you avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites

You will be amazed at the results! Instead of anti-insect creams, try rubbing the bite with the inside of a banana. It will reduce swelling and irritation.


The vitamin B in bananas calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? A research from Austria has shown that the stress at work leads to people reaching to comfort foods, high in calories (chips, chocolates). So, to avoid the panic eating, we need to keep the blood sugars in the right levels, by snacking on high carb foods every two hours.


Bananas are soft and smooth fruit, so they are especially recommended against intestinal disorders. They can neutralize acids and reduce irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control

Many cultures in the world see the banana as a “cooling” fruit because of its ability of lowering body temperature of expecting mothers. In Thailand for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with the right temperature.

Seeing all of this, bananas are really a fruit that can help in many ways. Compared to an apple, it has 4 times more protein, twice the carbs, thrice the phosphorus, five times vitamin A and iron, and twice other vitamins and minerals. It’s also rich in potassium and is has great value. So we think it’s time to change the well-known phrase to “A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!”