Bananas can improve your mood , here is how ?
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Bananas can improve your mood , here is how ?

Bananas are jam-packed with nutrition 

A medium-sized, slightly ripe banana (about 100 grams weight) consists of the following nutritional values:

Energy: 98 kcal
Carbohydrates: 21.3 grams
Fibre: 1.6 grams
Sugar: 15.8 grams
Protein: 0.74 grams of protein
Fat: 0.29 grams
Potassium: 326 milligrams

Bananas are high in vitamin B6, which helps synthesize feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin (1) Serotonin helps in mood improvement .It also  helps in sleep regulation by helping in melatonin production .  

Furthermore, one large banana (136 grams) provides 16 grams of sugar and 3.5 grams of fiber .When paired with fiber, sugar is released slowly into your bloodstream, allowing for stable blood sugar levels and better mood control. Blood sugar levels that are too low may lead to irritability and mood swings .

Finally, this ubiquitous tropical fruit, especially when still showing green on the peel, is an excellent source of prebiotics, a type of fiber that helps feed healthy bacteria in your gut. A robust gut microbiome is associated with lower rates of mood disorders . These can improve digestive health and reflux symptoms However,  too many bananas can increase your weight due to theri high calories.





 In addition to this Bananas are rich in Potassium that helps in the reduction of high blood pressure thus can avert heart diseases.   Due to their high fiber content it has a filling effect  thus it helps in eating less and can help towards weight loss .The best time to eat Bananas are in the breakfast. 


References :

Clayton PT. B6-responsive disorders: a model of vitamin dependency. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2006 Apr-Jun;29(2-3):317-26.



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