Saturday, 8 April 2017


Bananas are among the most commonly consumed fruits in the world. The reason for their popularity boils down to their great taste, convenience as a snack and overall health benefits. The following infographic by Authority Diet provides the top 16 benefits of bananas that are proven by scientific evidence.

More details at Authority Diet.

Infographic References:
Basic Report:  09040, Bananas, raw
2. Short-chain fatty acids and human colonic function: roles of resistant starch and nonstarch polysaccharides
3. Effects of Native Banana Starch Supplementation on Body Weight and Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Type 2 Diabetics
4. Potassium intake and risk of stroke in women with hypertension and nonhypertension in the Women's Health Initiative
5. The Benefits and Hazards of Antioxidants: Controlling Apoptosis and Other Protective Mechanisms in Cancer Patients and the Human Population
6. Differences in Biological Response Modifier-like Activities According to the Strain and Maturity of Bananas
7. Prediabetes & Insulin Resistance
8. Fruits, vegetables and risk of renal cell carcinoma: a prospective study of Swedish women
9. Magnesium intake from food and supplements is associated with bone mineral density in healthy older white subjects
10. An electromyographic study of induced and spontaneous muscle cramps
11. Childhood asthma and fruit consumption
12. Food-derived serotonergic modulators: effects on mood and cognition

Top image credit: PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay.

[Source: Authority Diet.]

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