Bananas are an incredibly popular food pretty much anywhere you go. Grown in 107 countries, they represent the fourth most valuable crop the world over. They are delicious ripe, cooked, dried, even slightly under-ripe.
They are great plain but nicely complement ice cream, cereal, and yogurt. Health gurus have a love-hate relationship with the curved yellow fruit.
Some warn against eating too many while others say they’re good for you. Pretty confusing. We were curious to find out what really happens when you eat two bananas a day—the result is pretty nice!
These positive things happen.
Of course, a banana is rich in sugar and some (e.g., diabetics) have to be careful when eating it. If you exercise and eat mostly healthy foods, then you can expect the following to happen if you start eating two bananas a day.
You get more energy
The carbohydrates in bananas will give you more energy because the energy is absorbed slowly over time. In contrast, snacks sweetened with granulated sugar will give you an initial burst of energy, but one that quickly wears off.
Your muscles won’t cramp as often
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with muscle cramps? You can try to stop this from happening by having bananas. They contain high levels of potassium, which ensures that your muscles will not contract as quickly.
You’ll suffer less from heartburn
Do you often suffer from heartburn? Then the banana is your best friend. When eaten at the onset of heartburn, a banana will provide immediate relief by neutralizing the acid in your stomach.