Banana Benefits For Men

Consuming a diet rich in a variety of essential nutrients will help enhance men's performance from the boardroom to the bedroom.

As research shows that men with well-developed egos tend to be confident and very resilient in the face of life's difficulties. Such that even when very difficult events or tragedies occur, such men are able to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and move forward with a sense of optimism. One such food is bananas. Banana is a sweet, tropical fruit shaped like the male reproductive organ that has a worldwide appeal. But besides their sweet taste, they are very healthy. It is rich in nutrients- vitamins (A, C, and B6), Minerals (Potassium, Magnesium, Folate, Manganese, Riboflavin, Niacin, Thiamine, and Iron), Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fibers. With the above-listed nutrients, bananas have various benefits for men's health - they are good for the heart, digestive system, muscle movements, help with weight management, prevent constipation, soften stools, and improve the production of testosterone hormone in men, and lots more.

Outlined Below are Some Sterling Benefits of Banana to Men'sMen's Health;

*Increases Libido*

Testosterone hormone is a male sex hormone that plays a vital role in improving sex drive and helping men last longer in bed. Bananas are not just shaped like the male reproductive organ; they also help in boosting the function of the male reproductive organ and keep it in amazing shape.

*Good For the Brain*

There is a reason that bananas are often referred to as brain food. The overall activities of man are controlled by the brain, and the rich potassium and magnesium content in bananas give the brain energy and help sharpen the brain's focus, thereby increasing the ability to pay attention and learn.

Truly a super-fruit for the brain, bananas also offer vitamins and nutrients that improve cognitive function overall. It improves and regulates mood, which is controlled centrally in the brain.

*Good for the Skin*

The manganese content in bananas is very good for the skin, aiding collagen production, which helps the skin look and feel great. This also helps in healing faster after an injury.

*Heart Health and Nerves*

If you do like to reduce the risk of stroke, you are strongly advised to eat a banana as it is rich in potassium and magnesium, which are needed to regulate nerves and heartbeat and as well reduce the risk of stroke.

*Kidney Health and Bones Development*

The high potassium content in this fruit also contributes to healthy kidney function and bone development.

*Blood Pressure*

While potassium and its low sodium content keep the blood pressure low, It'sIt's also a great source of quick energy. 

*Immune System and Blood Formation*

The high content of Vitamin-B6 in bananas supplies blood hemoglobin and maintains healthy blood sugar levels by turning carbohydrates into glucose. It can also aid the immune system, help form red blood cells, ensure a well-functioning nervous system, and assist protein metabolism.

*May Support Digestive Health*

The fiber content in bananas can help to maintain bowel movements regularly, and it provides 12 percent of the fiber needed in a day.

*May Support Exercise Recovery*

Bananas are sometimes referred to as the perfect food for athletes. The reason is; that athletes lose electrolytes through sweat during vigorous exercise. So, eating a banana resupplies the body with potassium and magnesium after sweating. Nevertheless, bananas provide excellent nutrition before, during, and after exercise.

*May Aid Weight Management*

Aside from the fact that It has very small amounts of calories and almost zero fat as well. It also helps you to feel satiated longer after eating, thereby reducing the possibility of overeating so that your body weight can be maintained.

*Mood Enhancer*

This fruit also serves as a mood enhancer because it contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a chemical messenger that's believed to act as a mood stabilizer. It'sIt's said to help produce healthy sleeping patterns as well as boost your mood.

Research shows that serotonin levels can have an effect on mood and behavior, and the chemical is commonly linked to feeling good and living longer. Serotonin is synthesized from tryptophan.

For a natural approach to possibly increase serotonin levels, one can try eating foods that contain tryptophan. It'sIt's known that tryptophan depletion is seen in those with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Research has also shown that when someone follows a low-tryptophan diet, brain serotonin levels drop. Eating bananas might help increase serotonin levels.

This can thereby help make it easier for men to focus on the task at hand, while it also helps to fight depression. According to a nutrition expert, It is not about one single food or even a handful of foods. What is more important is the pattern of regularly consuming a rich diet. The finding shows that one banana contains about 400 milligrams of potassium. Therefore, eating one regularly a day can help you stay healthy during times of stress as the body consumes potassium quickly when stressed.

*When To Eat Banana?*

It'sIt's not enough to know what you should eat. You might be doing your health more harm by eating them at the wrong time. Having a banana to get rid of hunger pangs, or snacking on it to uplift moods, comes very naturally. But did you know that having this goody at the wrong time of the day can actually result in the very opposite reaction? Banana is your best friend when you feel low on energy. Eating a banana on its own might not be ideal as a breakfast meal, but enjoying it before your morning meal or as part of a balanced breakfast could be beneficial. In fact, a nutritionist recommends that one should have bananas before workouts to get some energy, but never at night. In other words, you can have bananas before workouts, but avoid eating bananas for dinner or after dinner. It may lead to mucus formation and indigestion.

*How To Eat Banana?*

Bananas can be eaten as filler food or as snacks. All you need to do is peel them, and you're good to go. Aside from the popular method of eating bananas and groundnut, below are other ways bananas can be eaten.

*Easy to add to your diet*

They make a great addition to yogurts, cereals, and smoothies, and they work a treat as a topping on whole-grain toast with peanut butter. You can even use them in place of sugar in your baking and cooking. With bananas, you can make the easiest, most delicious pancakes. Overripe bananas can also be combined with unsweetened applesauce, oats, milk, and baking powder to make a batter for simple, baked oatmeal muffins. If you'd like to include unripe bananas in your diet, try using them as you do use plantains. Or blend a banana into a protein shake. So enjoy a banana each day before your workout so as to enhance your performance from the board room to the bedroom.

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