Here’s what happens when you eat banana everyday

Get Your Potassium in a Tasty Package

Potassium is a critical nutrient that is found in every cell of the body, used to generate the electrical charge that keeps cells functioning correctly. It also helps to keep your heart rate steady, triggers release of insulin to control blood sugar, and supports an optimal blood pressure. Healthy adults are encouraged to consume between 3,500-4,700mg of potassium per day, depending on lifestyle and other factors. An average banana contains about 450mg of this vital nutrient.

Support Healthy Blood Pressure

Most of us think primarily about sodium when we want to lower our blood pressure. In reality, it is a delicate balance of sodium and potassium that supports a healthy blood pressure. It’s estimated that fewer than 2% of all US adults meet the recommended daily intake of potassium, which means that this critical balance is way off for many of us.

Lower Cancer risk

Eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies lowers cancer risk overall because these foods are nutrient-rich without the addition of troubling salt, refined sugar, chemical preservatives, and food dyes. Bananas in particular are a good source of vitamin C, which helps to strike down the formation of cancer-causing free radicals. Their high fiber content is also thought to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Boost Heart Health

Sodium also negatively affects the heart. Boosting potassium while reducing sodium is probably the single most important change you can make to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. One study has indicated that people who take in at least 4,069mg of potassium per day have a staggering 49% lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease than those who consume less than 1,000mg. Bananas boost heart health in other ways, too: the fiber, vitamin C, and B6 in bananas are all critical to a strong heart.

AMAZING! See how exposure to blue light can help lower blood pressure

Latest research have shown that exposure to blue light can help lower a person’s blood pressure.

After 14 healthy men were exposed to blue light for just half-an-hour, their blood pressure levels were reduced just as much as with medication, a study found.

Blue light stimulates the release of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and therefore decreases blood pressure.

Researchers from the University of Surrey and Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf exposed men all over their bodies to 450 nanometres of pure blue light for 30 minutes.

This is comparable to a daily dose of sunlight. Unlike UV rays, blue light does not cause cancer.

On a different day, the same men were exposed to blue light with a filter, which acted as the control.

The participants’ blood pressure, heart rates, blood flow and arterial stiffness were measured during the exposure and up to two hours later.

The study was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and carried out in collaboration with the electrical goods manufacturer Phillips.

‘Exposure to blue light provides an innovative method to precisely control blood pressure without drugs,’ study author Professor Christian Heiss, from the University of Surrey, said. ‘Wearable blue light sources could make continued exposure to light possible and practical.

‘This would be particularly helpful to those whose blood pressure is not easily controlled by medication, such as older people.’

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