“They are very good for diabetics and they contain a lot of fibre. They release sugar slowly and helps to keep your energy levels up." Apart from being rich in potassium, vitamin C and beta-carotene, the red banana also contains B6 vitamin and vitamin D and can help with the metabolism of red blood cells and proteins.
Good for your kidneys
It’s no secret that potassium helps prevent the formation of kidney stones. It also helps in retaining calcium in your body which is good for the growth of bones and keeps them stronger.
Kidneys need potassium, which is found in red bananas.
Purifies your blood
The fruit is rich in antioxidants and vitamins which improve the quality of blood and your haemoglobin count. The red banana not only energizes you but also boosts your immunity. Red bananas contain Vitamin B-6 which helps in the breakdown of proteins and the formation of red blood cells.
Helps in weight loss
Red banana contains a lot of fibre which keeps you full for a longer time. One whole red banana contains only 90 to 100 calories and good carbohydrates that help in preventing binge eating and curbs cravings. This can help in supporting your weight loss goals.
Helps you tackle nicotine withdrawal
Magnesium and potassium are known to help with the withdrawal of nicotine. They help to deal with the urge to smoke. They provide energy and a sense of fulfillment that helps you tackle psychological problems.
Great for your skin
Red bananas are not only healthy to eat but they are also great for your skin when consumed or applied on the face externally. One way to prepare an easy and effective face mask is to mix powered oats, mashed red bananas and few drops of honey to make a paste. Apply it on your face an let it dry and then wash it off.
Gives you lovely locks
A lot of people use red banana as a hair mask too. You can mash the banana with coconut, sesame or almond oil to moisturize your hair and to relieve problems like dandruff, hair fall and dry hair. Add few teaspoons of lemon in the mask and apply it all over your hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash off for bouncy and shiny hair."
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