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Bananas are plenty here in the Philippines and cheap.  Because of its abundant supply, many filipinos tend to ignore its importance.  Bananas have plenty of health benefits that may give us reasons to add them in our regular diet.   Did you know that bananas can combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness?  Here are ten good reasons to encourage you to ead bananas everyday.
  1. Bananas can help overcome depression due its high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin - the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  3. Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  4. Bananas are high in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure, and protect against heart attack and stroke
  5. Bananas act as a pre-biotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel.  They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  6. Eating bananas can help prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  7. Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert.  Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  8. Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.  Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids
  9. Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhea.
  10. Are you planning to quit smoking?  Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
You can find more reasons to eat bananas here.

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