What Can Happen to the Body When 2 Ripe Bananas are Eaten Every Day

What Can Happen to the Body When 2 Ripe Bananas are Eaten Every Day

One of nature’s most underrated fruits, the bananas are one of the most popular foods in the world because of their perfect portion size, natural protective wrap and cheap price. What exactly can eating 2 bananas a day do for your health?

Here are some things that may occur if you eat a proper serving of bananas daily:

The risk of anemia falls

Anemia causes paleness, tiredness, and breathlessness. It’s the result of a reduction in red blood cells and a low level of hemoglobin in the blood.

Bananas contain a lot of iron, which stimulates the production of red blood cells. Bananas also contain vitamin B6, which regulates blood glucose levels, helping people with anemia.

You may shed some weight

Though there haven’t been any studies on the direct impact of bananas on weight loss, the nutritional benefits of bananas suggest that they make a weight-loss friendly food option. Ripe bananas are high in soluble fiber, which per Healthline, will increase feelings of fullness, thereby suppressing your appetite when you’re tempted to (literally) bite off more than you can chew.

Digestion improves

Bananas are easily digested and don’t irritate the gastro-intestinal tract. Resistant starch contained in bananas is not digested and ends up in the large intestine where it serves as an effective nutritional medium for healthy bacteria.

Stress levels will fall

Bananas improve your mood. They contain tryptophan, which is required by our bodies in order to receive serotonin (the “happiness hormone”).

On average, each banana contains around 27 mg of magnesium. This mineral is responsible for producing a good mood and healthy sleep.

You may experience an increase in performance

According to a study from the Journal of Proteome Research, after fasting overnight, 20 male cyclists consumed only water or water with pears or bananas before cycling 75 kilometers at high intensity. Those who consumed water with fruit experienced a 50 percent faster recovery than those who consumed water alone. They were also faster and had more energy and focus.

You may lower your risk of heart problems

A diet loaded with potassium-rich foods is essential for good heart health. In fact, cardiologist John Day, M.D., says in an article on Everyday Health that these foods can help to lower your blood pressure. According to Healthline, one medium-sized banana alone contains 9 percent of the recommended daily intake of potassium. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends you aim for at least 4,700 milligrams of potassium each day in your diet.


Eating a banana to two a day is fine for healthy individuals if you eat them with as a part of an balanced diet. However, remember that moderation is the key. Bananas are a higher calorie food that, if eaten too much and without a healthy diet, will contribute to weight gain.

Source: womenworking.com, healthline.com, brightside.me, fitnessandpower.com

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