4. Bananas help in the battle of reducing cholesterol and maintain good blood pressure
The regular consumption of unripe bananas will go a long way in assisting to combat cholesterol issues, but note that it’s not a cure. Being mindful of everything you eat is part of the getting well process.
Many don’t really know what Cholesterol is a weird wax-like substance that is found in everyone’s blood. It is produced by the liver, but can also be found in food. We consume, red meat or dairy products like cheese and butter. We all need cholesterol to maintain a good healthy body balance. But when it’s too high we have a problem and changing our diet is important.
If you have a raised cholesterol level you are on track to later developing some form of heart disease. Visit your doctor regularly to have your levels checked. If you change your diet and lifestyle and consume bananas on a regular basis you are doing well by your heart in keeping your cholesterol levels down.
Often when we have high cholesterol we will also have high blood pressure. In many instances, they go hand in hand. Eating bananas on a regular basis will provide your body with a good dosage of potassium. It is a mineral electrolyte that is essential for your heart’s well-being. Once you have consumed a banana the potassium contained therein will travel to the cells throughout your body. This helps the circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain. This also helps maintain a regular heartbeat and a proper balance of water in the body.