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Binge on Banana - Top Benefits You Need to Know 

Having a banana straight up is delicious no doubt, but banana shake? An absolute game changer. Despite being the bomb that it is, banana shake is kind of underrated in the “nutritious” foods zone. 

 

Banana is often used for its taste, creamy texture and in bad double meaning jokes. But does this fruit ever get the attention it deserves for its nutritional value? Well, here are some health benefits that’ll make you want the banana day and night 😉 (Sorry… had to do it). 

1.Bananas are nutrient rich

A medium sized banana contains: 

  • About 105 calories 
  • 27 grams carbs 
  • 14 grams natural sugar 
  • 88 grams water 
  • 10 milligrams vitamin C 
  • 422 milligrams potassium 
  • 3 grams fibre

            All in all, bananas are great for your cardiovascular and digestive health.


 

2.Bananas and weight gain

 

A calorie-dense fruit as it is, bananas can season your body and help you ace your weight gain goals. To take it up a notch, adding healthy fat like almond butter to your Banana No Added Sugar Shake, coupled with weight training can really get you there quicker than you expect it to. 


3.Bananas and weight loss

Now here’s where you’re going to think, “What!? That can’t be true!”. But it is. Here’s how: 

Bananas may not directly help you cut calories and lose weight but they come in handy much more than you think. As bananas roughly contain 3 gram of fibre, it helps you feel full for a longer time. This inturn, helps you cut down on the binge-eating routine that you might have (you know.. While watching Netflix?).

4.Workout boost

Some might think having a gymming buddy who motivates you to do more reps is just too essential. You know what else is? A natural supplement to actually keep you going while your buddy is motivating (or screaming at) you to go another round. 

Bananas are rich in complex carbohydrates, which your body absorbs and digests a lot more slowly. Since they have a lower glycemic index, they can boost muscle glycogen stores and potassium. This inturn, prevents muscle cramps. 

5.Hangover cure

Never heard of this one before right? Thought so…

Alcohol pushes your body to urinate more and also prevents certain hormones from retaining water in your body. This can lead to the loss of electrolytes like potassium, which banana shakes are rich in. 

6.Healthy skin fuel

Why do only citrus fruits get credit when it comes to vitamin C? Bananas contain vitamin C too, which stimulates collagen production in your body. Collagen helps repair skin damage, keeps the skin hydrated and may even reduce wrinkles. 

 

All in all, bananas are some of the best fruits you can ever include in your everyday diet, without any regret. And if making a banana smoothie looks like too much work for you, just grab a Storia!