Nutrition Heart Health Tip!
Complete health is focusing on having a healthy lifestyle, mind, body, soul & spirit!
Have a positive attitude & mind set. Do you think negative or do you possess leadership qualities; and take a negative and turn it into a positive? How you view things impact your health, mood, immune system and heart! Also impacting the heart and moods of others around you! Strive to have a leadership positive attitude! You have the power to make your day and others GREAT! Don’t ever waste the power of positivity! Positivity propels you forward!
Proper exercise impacts your heart health and mood! Not enough exercise and over exercising both can negatively impact your health. Partaking in a balanced exercise program will increase your emotional well being, immune system, overall health, fitness and heart health!
The quality of the foods you eat impact your immune system, muscle recovery, mood and heart health!
With the arrival of spring had temperatures begin to rise, your health should rise with it! You will be able to get out, go to the gym also enjoy the beach! With the new season, you will begin to sweat more, releasing more toxins. To replenish your loss of electrolytes, here is a excellent quick snack to have in your arsenal and nutrition plan.
One medium banana (about 126 grams) is considered to be one serving. One serving of banana contains 110 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrate and 1 gram of protein. Bananas are naturally cholesterol, sodium & fat-free.
Bananas helps maintain normal blood pressure, and reduce the risk of asthma & cancer. They are a good source of vitamin C, and help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. High fiber intakes from vegetables & fruits like bananas are associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer.
Preserving Memory & Boosting Mood
Bananas contain tryptophan which is an amino acid that plays a role in preserving memory and boosting your mood.
The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in bananas all support heart health. Increasing potassium intake along with decreasing sodium intake are important changes that people can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. High potassium intake is also associated with a reduced risk of stroke, it protects against loss of muscle mass, and reduces in the formation of kidney stones.
Studies show type 1 diabetics that consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels. One medium banana provides about 3 grams of fiber. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 21-25 g/day for women and 30-38 g/day for men.
Bananas offer vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that is vital for protecting your eyes & vision. It helps preserve the membranes that surround your eyes and are a component of one of the proteins that brings light into the cornea. Adequate daily vitamin A intake also lessens your risk of night blindness and is essential for everyday vision. Women require 700 micrograms daily, men require 900 micrograms, and one 6-inch banana holding nearly 10 micrograms of vitamin A. Bananas also contain alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which convert to vitamin A to further keep your eyes healthy.
Fiber, Weight Loss & Regularity
Bananas even naturally help curb your sweet tooth, and are perfect to cure an afternoon sugar craving. One 6-inch banana only has about 90 calories. Further, about half of the fiber in bananas is soluble, and when soluble fiber reaches the digestive tract, it absorbs water to slow digestion. Food is then forced to sit in your stomach for a while, helping you feel full.
The other half of the fiber is insoluble, so this fiber travels through your digestive tract, cleans up waste and flushes it out of the body. You’ll have more regular bowel movements that are soft and easy to pass.
Treating Fatigue & Dehydration
Bland foods like bananas are recommended for fatigue & dehydration treatment for a couple reasons. Electrolytes like potassium are lost in large quantities during dehydration and may make those affected feel weak. Bananas can help to promote electrolyte and replenish potassium stores.