Banana Trees are also most commonly grown in our school gardens and provide numerous benefits to our communities.
Bananas are grown in tropical region. Banana plants grow quickly and can reach their full height of 20-40 feet in only 9 months. After growing for about 6-8 months, the plant develops a nice crown of leaves. Then a flowering stem emerges from the top, and a large bud begins to develop. Once the bananas have been harvested, the plant dies.
Let us take a look at some of the benefits of Banana Trees:
Banana trees give us bananas, which is a common fruits and favorite among humans and animals. When harvesting banana the tree so-called stem is cut away. In fact, the tender inner part of the stem can be utilized as a vegetable. This stem is very fibrous so it is necessary to clean the fiber yarn properly. In some parts of the world, this stem using as a vegetable and eaten with rice. It is rich in fiber, and helps in flushing out kidney stones.
The banana flower is good source in proteins, vitamins, and flavonoids. This flower can utilize as a traditional medicine to treat different illnesses such as ulcer and bronchitis problems. It also contains a host of essential vitamins and amino acids, is low in calories, and boost metabolism which great for the overall wellness of the reproductive organs, aiding breastfeeding moms and keeping infections at bay.
The fruit is a source of vital nutrients. It is also a great digestive, which aids bowel movement and contains good fiber for your gut. Rich in vitamin B6 as well as vitamin C, it helps your body absorb iron better, increasing the hemoglobin count and overall blood and cardiovascular health. It is great for pregnant women to eat, as it aids foetal health. It is enriched with potassium as well and is effective to treat cholesterol and high blood pressure.
3. Prevent Diabetes
The flower is good for people looking to prevent and control type 2 diabetes because it balances out blood sugar levels in the body.
Consumed with fiber, banana stem slows down the release of sugar and fats stored in the body’s cells.
4. Eases Stomach Problems
Bananas also relieve stomach issues like constipation and stomach ulcers.
Banana stem juice helps in regulating the acidic levels in your body and restoring balance. It provides relief from heartburn and discomfort and burning in the tummy.
5. Strengthen Immune System
The extracts of the banana flower have antioxidant properties that prevent free radicals and control cell and tissue damage.
6. Aids Weight Loss
Consumption of banana stems helps in slowing down the release of fats and sugar that has been stored in the body. It is a low calorie food that improves metabolism and is known to aid weight loss.
Here are some of the benefits shared by our viewers on social media:
@Steveredwolf (Twitter) -
"They produce Bananas"
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"Keeps the skin soft and moisturized. It helps fight against burns & acne"