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Health benefits of Bananas

Bananas are relatively high in iron, which helps the body's hemoglobin function, and increase red blood cells.

By Islamic-health.com / 12 Feb 2013

"And the companions of the right hand; how happy are the companions of the right hand! Amid thorn less lote-trees, and banana-trees (with fruits), one above another. And extended shade, and water flowing constantly, and abundant fruit...” [al-Waq'iah; 56: 27-29]

Modern Science:

Anti Depression properties:

Bananas improve your mode, relax your body, and make you happier.

The reason for that is because they contain tryptophan, an amino acid that can be converted to serotonin, which induces good feelings.

Anti Anemia:

Bananas are relatively high in iron, which helps the body's hemoglobin function, and increase red blood cells.

Reduces Blood Pressure, and the risk of heart disease:

Bananas are high in Potassium and low on Sodium (about 4673mg), yet very low in sodium (1mg), making it perfect to reduce blood pressure. The US Food and Drug Administration allowed the banana industry to make    official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Constipation and Diarrhea

Due to their content in fiber, they help restore a normal bowel function. In addition, diarrhea usually depletes your body of important electrolytes (of which the most important is potassium, contained in high amounts in bananas). They also contain pectin, a soluble   fiber (hydrocolloid) that can help normalize movement through the digestive tract.

Promotes bone health:

Bananas are an exceptionally rich source of fructooligosaccharide, a compound called a prebiotic because it nourishes probiotic (friendly) bacteria in the colon. These beneficial bacteria produce vitamins and digestive enzymes that improve our ability to absorb nutrients,  and protect us from unhealthy bacterial infections. When fructooligosaccharides are fermented by these friendly bacteria, not only do numbers of probiotic bacteria increase, but so does the body's ability to absorb calcium. In addition, gastrointestinal transit time is lessened, decreasing the risk of colon cancer. In addition, green bananas contain indigestible short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are very nutrient to the cells that make up the mucosa of the stomach. These cells, when healthy, absorb calcium much more efficiently

Preserves Kideny health:

Bananas and many root vegetables contain especially high amounts of antioxidant phenolic compounds necessary for effective detoxification of potential carcinogens.

Helps you stop Smoking

Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. They contain vitamins B6 and B12 they contain, as well as potassium and magnesium: these substances help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress and heartburn Relief

Bananas are high in potassium, which helps normalize the heartbeat and regulate the body's water balance. During periods of high stress, our body's potassium levels tend to be rapidly depleted: eating bananas is a healthy way to rebalance them without using drugs.

Allah says in the holy Quran:

"He has given you everything you have asked Him for. If you tried to number Allah's blessings, you could never count them. Man is indeed wrongdoing, ungrateful."(Ibrahim: 34)

Consuming Bananas and other fruits mentioned in the Godly foods category will surely aid in preventing disease and increasing your overall well being.

 

 

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