Bananas are one of the most versatile of all fruits. They can be cooked, dried, blended or eaten raw and are often one of the first solid food given to infants.
Bananas are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, manganese and vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is important in increasing serotonin, so is a great mood stabiliser. Bananas also contain a large amount of tryptophan - an amino acid that is a precursor for serotonin (an inhibiting brain neurotransmitter also known as the mood and sleep hormone). This therefore makes banana a calming food and can be eaten before bedtime to benefit sleep. The magnesium content helps relax muscles.
Bananas may be useful for the treatment of diarrhea, stomach ulcers and ulcer damage. Bananas strengthen the intestinal lining and can lower blood cholesterol due to their fiber content.
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