You may go anywhere in the world, but banana is such a fruit that you will find it everywhere. The advantages and disadvantages of eating banana, nutritional value, plant compounds present in it are very important for the body.

What are the benefits of eating a banana everyday?

Healthy carbs

  • Eating banana with peel and without peel makes a difference in the amount of carb present in it.
  • The amount of carb present in the banana changes when peeled and eaten.
  • Whereas the main element present in banana along with the peel is starch which has a good amount of carbs.
  • When bananas are peeled and eaten, starch turns into sugar, in which starch remains less than one percent compared to unpeeled.
  • Mainly sugars like sucrose, fructose, glucose are present in banana.
  • Bananas have a low glycemic index, which largely depends on how well it is peeled.

Vitamin B6

  • Vitamin B6 is very important to keep the essential functions of our body smooth.
  • By consuming banana, we get about 33 percent of the daily requirement of vitamin B6.

Heart health

  • Heart disease is one of the leading causes of premature death worldwide.
  • The mineral present in banana is helpful in keeping blood pressure normal by improving heart health.
  • Also, the antioxidants present in bananas are known to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 


  • Bananas are a good source of potassium.
  • By including it in the diet, the blood pressure level of patients with high BP problem remains normal.
  • Which ultimately reduces the chances of getting heart related diseases.

Vitamin C

  • It is a type of antioxidant that helps in keeping us disease free by eliminating the free radicals present in the body.
  • Banana is considered a very good source of Vitamin C.

Better digestion

  • The main part of starch in unpeeled bananas is resistant starch, which is excreted from the stomach undigested.
  • In the large intestine, this starch combines with bacteria to form short chain fatty acids that benefit the digestive system.
  • Banana is also a good source of other types of dietary fiber, due to which the blood sugar level does not increase rapidly after eating banana.

What are the disadvantages of banana?

  • Many experts believe that bananas are better for patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Whereas some experts are of the opinion that the harm of bananas is more for type diabetics.
  • The reason for this is that bananas have high starch and sugar, due to which the level of blood sugar increases rapidly.
  • But on the other hand, due to its low glycemic index, eating bananas in moderate amounts does not increase blood sugar levels rapidly.
  • Diabetic patients should not eat more peeled bananas.

Nutritional Value of Banana

In its per 100 grams –

  • 2.6 grams fiber
  • 1.1 grams protein
  • 12.2 grams sugar
  • 75 percent water
  • 89 calories
  • 0.3 g fat
  • 22.8 grams carbs


Banana is a healthy source of many phytonutrients including many antioxidants, potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C. It has many health benefits which include improving heart health apart from aiding digestion. Along with this, you can also find it in yellow, green, some red types all over the world.

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FAQs – Banana

What are the benefits of eating a banana everyday?

  • Weight loss
  • Nutrients
  • Heart health
  • Antioxidants
  • Better digestion

What are the disadvantages of banana?

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gas
  • Cramping
  • Bloating 

What is bad about bananas?

  • High calories
  • May spike blood sugar levels in some people.
  • Weight gain, etc.

Is banana good for ladies?

  • It helps digestion.
  • Good in fiber fulfills some percentage of daily fiber needs.

Are bananas bad for your kidneys?

  • In cases of kidney damage, it should be avoided.
  • As they can build up potassium in the blood leads to heart issues.

Is it OK to eat bananas every day?

  • Yes, it is, for a healthy person.
  • Normally you can have 2 bananas every day. 

What is the best time to eat banana?

  • You can have it as a snack.
  • Before workout, In the middle of workout, Post workout – It can help you in getting more energy.
  • Make sure not to eat bananas when empty stomach, before or after dinner, late night.

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