It has a rare combination of energy value, tissue‑building elements, protein, vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of calories being richer in solids and lower in water content than any other fresh fruit.
Bananas are of great value in constipation. Their usefulness in constipation is due to their richness in pectin, which is water-absorbent and this gives them a bulk producing ability.
Arthritis and Gout:
Bananas are useful in the treatment of arthritis and gout. A diet of bananas only for three or four days is advised in these conditions. The patient can be given to eat eight or nine bananas daily during this period and nothing else.
The fruit is very useful for those who are allergic to certain foods and who suffer in consequence from skin rashes or digestive disorders or asthma. Unlike other protein foods, many of which contain an amino-acid which these persons cannot tolerate and which causes allergy. Bananas contain only benign amino-acids which in most cases are not allergic. The fruit, however, does cause allergic reactions in certain sensitive persons and they should avoid it.
Bananas are valuable in kidney disorder because of their low protein and salt content and high carbohydrate content.
A diet consisting of bananas and skimmed milk is considered an effective remedy for weight reduction.
Banana is known for promoting healthy digestion and creating a feeling of youthfulness. They help promote the retention of calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen-all of which then work to build sound and regenerated tissues.
Banana, taken as a table fruit, must be thoroughly ripe as otherwise it may be difficult to digest.