The society in which we live with the frenetic rhythms that it imposes on us are a constant source of stress. And you know, stress is terrible. Not just on a mental and psychological level. It is now well established that anxious and highly stressed people somatize much more than others. Everyone expresses discomfort in their own way. There are those who get fat because they eat compulsively and those who lose weight by wearing out. Migraine sufferers and digestive disorders. We could go on and on with examples. But we prefer to give useful advice that is really very simple to put into practice.
In addition to regulating our way of life and trying to “take it a little more philosophically”, we can get help from a food that more or less everyone always has at home: bananas. To feel less stressed, sleep better and always be in a good mood we should eat this good and cheap fruit more often.
Vitamin B9 or folic acid
Banana contains vitamin B9 which has remarkable properties. In particular, it helps serotonin, nicknamed the good mood hormone, to reach our brain more quickly. Scientific studies have found a deficiency of this nutrient in as many as 50% of patients with depression.
Bananas are also rich in tryptophan, an essential amino acid considered a “precursor of serotonin”. Also present in chocolate, legumes, fish, milk and cheeses, this nutrient helps fight anxiety.
But not only. Tryptophan also stimulates the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Very useful therefore for those suffering from insomnia.
Gives ready-to-use energy
The high potassium content present in bananas helps the body to recover energy in a short time. For this reason, athletes usually eat one or more bananas after particularly intense workouts.
In short, the benefits of bananas are truly numerous. To find out more just click on this other article. Without forgetting that bananas are good, sweet and inexpensive, why not make it a habit to eat them daily?
We certainly can’t say that a banana a day keeps the middle off, but eating a few more will certainly not hurt us. To feel less stressed, sleep better and always be in a good mood we should eat this good and cheap fruit more often.
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