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Baby Banana Health Benefits

The dwarf, or “baby” banana, a nutritious, tasty, but lesser known tropical fruit. They are nutrient-rich and an excellent source of many essential nutrients.

You might be surprised to learn that there are 30 different varieties of bananas in existence! Baby bananas are tropical fruits, a cousin of the other varieties of bananas, and are grown in very humid climates, especially parts of the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico.

 

There are smaller baby banana crops in California and Florida. These yellow-skinned fruits are ideal for health because they have a sweet taste that most people enjoy. Bananas are also known as one of nature’s own antacids.

 

They are known to help protect against stomach ulcers and ulcer damage. The reason for this seldom known and almost odd fact is that bananas contain “mucilaginous bulking substances”.

 

One banana contains 467mg of potassium, providing powerful protection to the cardiovascular system. Regular consumption of the potassium-packed fruit helps guard against high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and stroke.

 

Another benefit to bananas high potassium content derives from that mineral’s role as an energy-supplying electrolyte.

 

Since bananas also contain tryptophan, serotonin and norepinephrine, they help prevent depression while encouraging feelings of well-being and relaxation.

 

In addition, the vitamin B6 in bananas helps protect against sleeplessness, mood swings and irritability.

 

Bananas suppress acid in the digestive tract, alleviating heartburn and helping guard against ulcers.

 

Since bananas contain pectin, a soluble fiber, they aid in the elimination process, helping prevent constipation.

 

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure.One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey.

 

The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

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