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Home > Diet & Nutrition > Food List > Bananas

BANANAS

Bananas & Chinese MedicineNature: cold

 

Actions: clear heat, lubricate lungs, lubricate

intestines, lower blood pressure, aid alcohol intoxication.

 

Conditions: constipation, thirst, cough, hemorrhoids, hypertension, alcohol intoxication.

 

Nutrition:


Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and Vitamin B6. Bananas also help soothe the stomach, providing a natural antacid effect. According to the International Journal of Cancer, women who ate 75 servings of fruit and vegetables a month cut their risk of kidney cancer by 40%. Those women who ate bananas 4-6 times a week cut their risk by 50% compared to those who did not eat bananas (January 2005).

 

1 medium:
 

Calories

 109

Total fat

 (g) 0.6

Saturated fat

 (g) 0.2

Monounsaturated fat

 (g) 0

Polyunsaturated fat

 (g) 0.1

Dietary fiber

 (g) 2.8

Protein

 (g) 1

Carbohydrate

 (g) 28

Sodium

 (mg) 1

Vitamin B6

 (mg) 0.7 (34% DV*)

Vitamin C

  (mg) 10.7  (18% DV)

Potassium

 (mg) 467 (13.5% DV)

 

*Daily Value

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