Water: once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Moderation of blood Sugar Levels : Bananas are rich in pectin, a type of fiber that gives the flesh its spongy structural form. Unripe bananas contain resistant starch, which acts like soluble fiber and escapes digestion.Both pectin and resistant starch may moderate blood sugar levels after meals and reduce appetite by slowing the emptying of your stomach
However, this may not apply to people with type 2 diabetes, who should probably avoid eating a lot of well-ripened bananas — and monitor their blood sugar carefully if they do.
Improve Digestive Health : Dietary fiber has been linked to many health benefits, including improved digestion. A medium-sized banana has about 3 grams of fiber, making bananas a fairly good fiber source
May Aid Weight Loss : No study has directly tested the effects of bananas on weight loss. However, bananas do have several attributes that should make them a weight-loss-friendly-food.For starters, bananas have relatively few calories. An average banana has just over 100 calories — yet it is also very nutritious and filling.
Furthermore, unripe bananas are packed with resistant starch, so they tend to be very filling and may reduce your appetite
May Support Heart Health : Bananas are a great dietary source of potassium. One medium-sized banana (118 grams) contains 9% of the RDI.
A potassium-rich diet can help lower blood pressure, and people who eat plenty of potassium have up to a 27% lower risk of heart disease
Furthermore, bananas contain a decent amount of magnesium, which is also important for heart health.
Contain Powerful Antioxidants : Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of dietary antioxidants, and bananas are no exception.
They contain several types of potent antioxidants, including dopamine and catechins
These antioxidants are linked to many health benefits, such as a reduced risk of heart disease and degenerative illnesses
Help You Feel More Full : Resistant starch is a type of indigestible carb — found in unripe bananas and other foods — which functions like soluble fiber in your body.
As a rule of thumb, you can estimate that the greener the banana, the higher its resistant starch content On the other hand, yellow, ripe bananas contain lower amounts of resistant starch and total fiber — but proportionally higher amounts of soluble fiber.
Both pectin and resistant starch offer appetite-reducing effects and increase the feeling of fullness after meals.
May Improve Kidney Health : Potassium is essential for blood pressure control and healthy kidney function. As a good dietary source of potassium, bananas may be especially beneficial for maintaining healthy kidneys. One 13-year study in women determined that those who ate bananas 2–3 times per week were 33% less likely to develop kidney disease.
Other studies note that those who eat bananas 4–6 times a week are almost 50% less likely to develop kidney disease than those who don't eat this fruit.
Benefits for Exercise : Bananas are often referred to as the perfect food for athletes largely due to their mineral content and easily digested carbs.
Eating bananas may help reduce exercise-related muscle cramps and soreness, which affect up to 95% of the general population.