The banana is a fruit readily available across the world. It is pretty common in India as a fruit as well as used across the world as the breakfast fruit, consumed on its own or eaten together with yogurt, oatmeal or used in smoothies. Bananas are also used to make chips, curries and desserts. Eating banana benefits you in many ways, due to its high nutritional but low-calorie value. The banana is high in fibre, both soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre slows down digestion and keeps you full for longer, which is why bananas are a popular breakfast food. Fibre is also good in keeping your digestive system healthy. Another way the banana benefits you is by its high potassium content. Potassium helps to keep your brain alert, while regulating your heartbeat and blood pressure, thereby being good for your cardiovascular health. Bananas also get included in several recipes for hair and skin care that use the banana as one of the main ingredients.
Other banana health benefits include fighting anaemia due to their high iron content, and reducing the risk of degenerative illnesses due to their antioxidant content. Bananas contain calcium as well, which is good for bone health. For more banana benefits, see the infographic below.
To leverage all the benefits of banana for hair, deep dive into these recipes for hair masks that use banana.