The banana also contains two other important minerals—phosphorus and magnesium.

Phosphorus makes up our bones and teeth and helps in the digestion of carbohydrates. Magnesium acts in the production of cellular energy and is essential for muscle relaxation. It’s generally recommended for people with high stress levels.

Therefore, the banana is a food necessary in the treatment of depression. In addition to phosphorus and magnesium it also contains lots of tryptophan, which is a natural antidepressant that helps maintain serotonin levels in the brain and improves people’s moods. Phytoalexin is another substance found in bananas that acts as a natural antibiotic. It’s described as a powerful anti-aging agent because it has the ability to inhibit premature aging. Finally, phytoalexin also fights inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

For these and other reasons, the banana is a powerful ally for people who want to lose weight. It gives us a full feeling, more energy for physical exercise, and improves mood—which certainly can become altered in initial stages of a new diet.

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