Bananas are well known for their health benefits and are therefore an excellent food for babies and children too. They are rich in potassium and magnesium that may help manage blood pressure and in turn diabetes, lower the risk of stroke, and keep your bones healthy. The soluble fibre in them can help keep your cholesterol and blood pressure in check, and help ease inflammation. A ripe banana is a good source of prebiotics or in other words the carbs that feed the good bacteria in the gut, helping to keep it in a healthy condition, pectin (another fibre) may help prevent constipation and soften stools, and the relatively high content of Vitamin C in them helps protect you from the effect of free radicals.
It’s important to note that you should always have them on an empty stomach, especially to reverse lifestyle diseases like hypertension and diabetes.