The benefits and harms of bananas for men’s health


  • Banana fruits, their types
  • Composition
  • Properties
  • Why are bananas good for health?
  • Benefits for men
  • Applications and Recipes
  • Product Harm
  • Selection rules

Bananas are a low-fat, but quite valuable and nutritious product. Exotic fruits have a lot of advantages. The high content of vitamins, mineral elements, valuable amino acids, essential oils helps to saturate the body with useful substances and get rid of some ailments. It is proved that all substances present in the pulp are beneficial to men’s health. Regular consumption of them is the prevention of erectile dysfunction and decrease libido. Should take a closer look remarkable properties of fruit.

Banana fruits, their types

Many believe that bananas grow on a palm tree, in fact a banana tree is a shrub. And the fruit, which we are accustomed to be considered fruit, from the point of view of science of botany is a berry.


Homeland exotic plants are clusters of islands of the Malay Archipelago. Bananas grow in tropical and subtropical climates in Asia, Latin America and Australia. For many nations, bananas are the staple food, for example, every Ecuadorian consumes an average of 74 kg per year.

Solar fruits are consumed fresh, dried, fried, flour is made from them, fruit jelly, used to make wine. Immature fruits are used to produce starch. Edible bananas are of 2 types:

  • Dessert – edible, familiar to us bananas, which can be eaten raw;
  • Plantans are large vegetable crops requiring heat treatment.


Banana pulp consists of 1/4 of sugars and carbohydrates and 1/3 of solids. Pectins and fiber provide removal of toxic substances, improve metabolic processes and are a prophylactic against constipation. Essential oils impart a specific flavor, proteins and sugars help to quickly satisfy hunger and quickly recuperate.

The pulp contains components:

  • Vitamins C, PP, E, group B, carotenoids (precursors of vitamin A);
  • Minerals – potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, sodium, zinc, selenium;
  • Aminokyseliny – methionine, tryptophan, lysine;
  • Antioxidants;
  • Catecholamines.

The calorie content of a green banana is 89 kcal, of a mature one – 110 kcal, and if the fruit is over-ripe, its energy value rises to 170 calories. 100 grams of pulp contains 1.5 g of protein, 0.4 g of fat and 21 g of carbohydrates. Due to its high calorie content, fruits are recommended by nutritionists as a saturation of the body between meals. Despite the presence of sugars, they can be used in your diet when dieting. One banana per day will not harm the figure, but it will relieve you of vitamin and mineral deficiencies.


The beneficial properties of fruits are due to their chemical composition and biologically active substances. Fruits have the following effects on the body:

  • Sedative;
  • Antihypertensive;
  • Rejuvenating;
  • Immunomodulatory;
  • Hematopoietic;
  • Regenerating;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Tonic;
  • Anticholesterol.

Why are bananas good for health?

Bananas have a positive effect on the digestive tract, they have astringent properties and normalize the formation of hydrochloric acid. Therefore, yellow fruits are shown to people suffering from gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. Since they contribute to the production of mucus, the use of bananas for heartburn and flatulence is recommended. This is one of the few products that is useful for diarrhea: the fruit does not irritate the mucous membrane and relieves inflammation.

Pectins and delicate plant fiber gently act on the intestines and help cleanse it of toxins and stagnant masses. Interestingly, bananas are considered natural probiotics: they help the formation of beneficial microflora in the intestines.


By the concentration of potassium and magnesium solar fruits are champions. If you eat 3-4 bananas daily, this will provide the daily requirement for these minerals. It is potassium and magnesium that are necessary for the work of the heart muscle, which means that regular consumption of fruit is a prophylactic agent for diseases of the cardiovascular system.

Minerals act as normalizers of water-salt metabolism, relieve swelling and prevent the development of hypertension. Fiber and pectins remove excess cholesterol and have a positive effect on the walls of blood vessels.

Amino acid tryptophan contributes to the production of the hormone of joy – serotonin. Therefore, you should eat a banana when you are tired, annoyed or experiencing a strong emotional shock. The fruit will help get rid of depression and bad mood.

Iron, which is part of the pulp, has a hematopoietic function and prevents the development of anemia.

Nutritionists advise the inclusion of bananas in the menu to all people engaged in intellectual work, especially students and schoolchildren during the period of increased stress. The product improves memory and attention. Since the fetus helps to quickly restore power, it is recommended to use after heavy physical work.

Natural pulp sugars act as an energetic on men, so fruits are widely used in protein shakes. Scientists tried to repeat the formula of antioxidants of banana, but their work was not crowned with success.

Let’s sum up. As a therapeutic product, bananas are used for:

  • Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Hypertension;
  • Inflammation of the oral cavity;
  • Edema;
  • Depression;
  • The general breakdown.

Benefits for men

Vitamins B, A, E are necessary for the synthesis of sex hormones, and also help the circulatory system supplying nutrients to the pelvic organs. Eating fruits improves all sexual functions.

No wonder bananas resemble the shape of the main male organ. The product is considered an excellent aphrodisiac – a substance that stimulates desire. It is proved that the use of a banana increases sexual opportunities: an erection becomes stronger and more pronounced, and the duration of sexual intercourse is extended. If you eat a banana before a romantic meeting, the evening will be successful for a man and his partner.


Thanks to the action of tryptophan, the effects of nervous tension and stress are removed, which will undoubtedly affect the emotional background and sexual function.

Since bananas stimulate the production of oxytocin, the quality of sperm and male fertility – the ability to conceive offspring – is improved. Regular consumption of fruit affects the results of spermograms: there is an increase in the number of sperm cells, which become more mobile and active.

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Such a property is known as the ability to reduce cravings for smoking , which is useful for men seeking to get rid of a bad habit. After a plentiful feast, bananas remove toxins and alcohol degradation products and thereby improve overall well-being.

Applications and Recipes

Academician Bolotov advised cooking banana peel healing kvass. Fizzy drink nourishes the body with tryptophan, removes slags, and is also a prophylactic against cancer. According to the scientist, banana kvass helps the treatment of tumors in the early stages. To make a drink, you will need to take 3-4 ripe fruit peels, pour three liters of water over it, add a spoonful of sour cream and a glass of sugar. Kvass perfectly quenches thirst and contains a small amount of calories.

Banana peel also has healing properties: it relieves inflammation on the skin and helps to heal burns. Folk healers advise you to apply the peel to the forehead with a headache, to the site of an insect bite, to skin growths and warts.

Banana gruel helps with coughing. To prepare the remedy, the pulp is mashed in puree, a glass of water and a spoonful of honey are added. Drink a drink throughout the day.

Cough helps and banana peel. It is washed, crushed and poured with a liter of milk. Boil for 15 minutes, after which the peel can be removed, and add a teaspoon of honey to the drink.

Product Harm

Nutritionists do not advise to eat the flesh of the fetus on an empty stomach: it can provoke unpleasant sensations in the stomach and provide bloating. Optimally eat a banana an hour after eating.

Despite the fact that the fruit rarely causes allergies, do not eat them in large quantities. Some people have a so-called hidden sensitivity to the product. Bananas themselves do not cause any reactions, but they contribute to the development of allergy to other substances.

Patients with obesity and diabetes should limit the consumption of fruits. In some people, bananas provoke blood clots, so they should not be consumed with a tendency to thrombosis.

The harmful effect is the presence of chemicals on the surface of the peel. It is known that bananas are harvested immature, in this form, they are better tolerate transportation and long-term storage. They are treated with chemicals, among which the most toxic are phenols that can provoke the growth of tumors. Therefore, after purchasing a product, be sure to rinse it under water to remove harmful compounds.

Selection rules

The most tasty and sweet fruits are of bright yellow color, medium-sized, on the skin of which there are dark spots (one should not confuse them with rotten and moldy parts). Dim color indicates the storage of the product in the refrigerator. The peel of a dark color is the fruit with violation of storage conditions, although the consumption of such fruits in food is allowed.

Many people buy green bananas because of their low calorie content. It should be noted that the fruits of such ripeness can cause increased gas formation and abdominal discomfort. If you happen to get a greenish fruit, put it in the fridge. After 2-3 days, he will mature and become suitable for food.

Store fruit at room temperature for no more than 3 days. If you purchased a large bunch of fruits, you should not lay it entirely in the vegetable compartment. Individually, bananas are stored longer. Freezing of the product is allowed, but do not expect the flesh to remain the same. After thawing, fruits are good as an additive to sauce or pastries.

Without harm to health, you can eat 3 fruits a day in between meals.

Bananas – a very valuable product, but with moderate use. It nourishes with energy, improves digestion, improves mood. Men should regularly eat them to preserve sexual function.