Banana For Your Brain

Banana grows fertility at tropical area, especially in lowland area. Therefore, in an place with good rain fall during the year, banana production can grows without seasonal. For example, Indonesia, Pacific Island, and Brazil which famous for banana exporter country. Indonesia is not be included in 15 the biggest state in a world of consuming banana. But, in Africa and Latin America, level of banana consumption is very high.

Based on way of usage or consume, banana can be grouped into two factions, that is "banana" and "plantain". Banana has very good nutrients, among others can provide high enough energy. Banana contains rich of mineral, Banana is a banana which is consumed a more regularly in the form of fresh after ripe. I.e, ambon banana, milk banana, king banana, thousand banana, and sunpride banana. While, "plantain" is a banana consumed after fried or made into kolak, like kepok banana, siam banana, cotton banana, horn banana, kneads clan banana like potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and calcium. Banana also contains vitamin, that is Citamin C, vitamin B complex especially vitamin B6. Besides, banana contains seratonin which is active as neurotransmitter, play role in fluency of brain function.

Instant Energy

Banana energy value, that is around 136 Calories for every 1OO gram, Whole comes from carbohydrate. Banana's carbohydrate provides slower energy compared to sand sugar and syrup. But, quicker compared to rice, biscuit, cookie and conspecific of bread. Hence, many famous athlete in interval rest time consumes banana as energy reserve.

Banana's carbohydrate is a medium complex carbohydrate and available step by step. That is the thing that makes banana  can provide energy not to fast or not too long. Banana horn is fruit sugar, that is consisted of fructose sugar having higher glikemik index compared to glucose. Fructose suger is good enough  applied as energy depositor because works slowly in metabolism. Hence, banana's carbohydrate is energy reserved quickly available for body.

After work hard, or think using brain to solve problems, usually we will feel run down, tired, and sleepy. That situation is sign of brain lacking of energy or blood sugar in brain decreased a lot so that biological activity also decrease. To do activity, brain needs energy in form of glucose. Blood Glucose is very Vital for brain to function properly, for example expressed in recall ability.

The glucose especially obtained from circulation of brain blood because gliycogen as very limited glucose. The blood glucose especially got from food contain of carbohydrate. However, banana's protein and fat is very low. Its protein rate only 2,3% and fat 0,13%. That thing makes we are not afraid of fatness if consuming many bananas.

Rich of Mineral

Banana is rich of mineral, like potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and iron. If it is compared to other vegetation food type, banana ferrum approximately almost entirely (100%) can be permeated by human body. Based on banana ferrum rate drought weight can reach 2 mg 100 grams and zinc matter reachs 0,8 mg.
Banana's vitamin is very high, especially pro vitamin A, that is beta carotene which contain until 225 ug per 100 grams from clean weight. Besides vitamin A, banana also contains vitamin B, that is tiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B 6 (piridoxin). Banana's vitamin B 6 is high enough compared to other fruits type. It contains 0,5 mg per 100 grams of fresh banana.

Vitamin B6 is also recognized with name of piridoksin, pyridoxal, and piridoksamin. Besides banana, food which rich of vitamin B6 are fish, egg, potato with medium content, and milk and apple with low content. Besides functioning as coenzyme for a few reaction in metabolism, vitamin B6 stands in syntetic and protein metabolism especially serotonin. Serotonin is anticipated play role as neurotransmitter that is good for fluency of brain function.

Vitamin B6 also play role as energy metabolism coming from carbohydrate. The role of this vitamin B6 supports availibility of energy for brain for activity and functioning properly.

Source: Recipes Lover

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6 Respones to "Banana For Your Brain"

Maricel said...

Way to go, bananas! Maybe we should call your post and mine about bananas "The Banana Chronicles?" :D

October 9, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Admin said...

Hmmm... sounds like a very clever idea :)

October 10, 2011 at 1:23 AM
Sumcara said...

@maricel - Banana Chronicles? I like it but really you should eat a lot every day but banana is not all the way to go for the day long...

November 29, 2011 at 12:56 AM
Clommo said...

I really do not like bananas but after reading your info i might change my bad time.

December 13, 2011 at 5:41 AM
Discount Vitamin said...

Well the best thing about banana that it gives you instant energy. I will always try to have bananas in my fridge every time. But however thanks for the review.

January 7, 2012 at 1:52 AM
Jennifer Vajda, R.D. said...

Hi, nice article, I learned a lot. -popped in for a borrow of the bananas image and got lucky on the serotonin and B6 update - I bake with them - Buckwheat Banana Bread recipe of my creation : it has a little info about gluten and mixing quick breads

January 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM

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