Bananas are a rich source of carbohydrate, sugar, inflammation-fighting antioxidants, amino acids, B vitamins, and minerals. Banana is known to increase our energy level, increase oxygen flow throughout the body, regulate sex hormones, improve muscle performance, reduce stress, make us feel good, and help in erectile dysfunction.
As a rich source of essential nutrients, banana play a key role in sexual health, sexual performance, and sex drive or libido. The high potassium in banana is used to produce sex hormones, improve heart health, and sex drive. The B vitamins in banana help in energy production, reduce stress, and improve sexual performance. Studies show that banana has anti-anxiety, antidepressant effect as well as strengthening the memory. This relief of stress creates a more relaxed and enjoyable environment for intimacy in both men and women.
Bananas also contain the amino acid tryptophan which helps in serotonin production, a hormone that improves sexual mode, sexual desire, and make us “feel good”. Another “feel-good” hormone and a powerful antioxidant called dopamine is also present in high quantities in bananas. Dopamine is involved in all components of male and female sexual behavior including desire, erection, orgasm, and satisfaction.
Furthermore, magnesium levels are high in bananas, and it is an essential mineral for energy production, bone development, muscle contraction, promoting blood flow, normal heart rhythm and maintaining erection. These functions improve sexual performance.
Banana does not contain bromelain!
The popular believe that banana is an excellent source for the enzyme bromelain, which helps improve blood flow, and increase libido is not true. Although bromelain provides these benefits, it is not found in bananas. Bromelain is the general term used for a group of proteolytic enzymes present only in the Bromeliaceae plant family such as pineapple. Bananas belong to the Musaceae plant family.
Benefits of banana to men and their manhood
The nutrients and minerals in banana play a key role in men by boosting testosterone production, improving sperm count, improve prostate health, improve libido and mood, improve energy level, maintain penile erection, and improve muscle and heart health.
Boost testosterone levels
Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is made in the testicles and are important for normal male sexual development and functions. High testosterone levels offer direct improvement in muscle growth, sexual performance, and libido in men.
Potassium is one of the main nutrients in bananas. An average banana (7–8 inches long and 118 grams) contains 422 milligrams of potassium which is nine percent (9%) of the daily required value for adults. Potassium regulates and boost the level of circulating testosterone in men.
An average banana contains 32 milligrams of magnesium which is 8% of the daily recommended value. Studies have shown that magnesium intake increases testosterone bioactivity in both older people and younger men.
Bananas are also rich in manganese. Low levels of manganese affect the smooth functioning of the thyroid gland. An underactive thyroid gland can cause unexpected weight gain which can lead to low levels of testosterone.
Helps in erectile dysfunction
Bananas are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, tryptophan, potassium, and B vitamins. These nutrients make bananas incredibly special because they can assist in curing erectile dysfunction. Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress, prevent fat plaque from forming within the blood vessel and ensure smooth flow of blood. Also, the more flavonoids you consume, the lower your chances of getting an erectile dysfunction. B vitamins such vitamin B6 help achieve an erection especially for patients where a metabolic problem is interfering with erection. Bananas are rich in dopamine. Dopamine can trigger penile erection by acting on oxytocinergic neurons in the hypothalamus or on the pro-erectile sacral parasympathetic nucleus within the spinal cord. Potassium is required in remarkably high quantities during an erection. Potassium plays a key role during erection since it helps to maintain constant blood flow and regulate blood pressure.
Improve semen quality and fertility
Eating banana can help maintain semen quality and improve fertility in men. An average banana (118 grams) contains 0.319 milligrams of manganese. An adult male requires 2.3 milligrams of manganese a day while an adult female requires 1.8 milligrams per day. Despite conflicting scientific data, manganese plays a significant role in semen quality and male fertility. Too low or too elevated levels of manganese affect semen quality and fertility. Potassium is known to increase and boost the level of circulating testosterone in men. This also contributes to improve fertility in men.
Fight radical and inflammatory causing diseases
In addition to its role in sexual health, manganese is part of a particularly important antioxidant enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD helps to eliminate disease-causing free radicals and plays a role in reducing inflammation. Other antioxidants such as vitamin C are also present in bananas. Vitamin C protects the body from radicals and against inflammation. Vitamin C also reduces the concentration of LDL (bad) cholesterol which is a leading cause of cardiovascular diseases worldwide. Antioxidants such as SDO and vitamin C help in the prevention of chronic diseases, keep your immune system healthy and therefore improve sexual performance.
Promote prostate health
Although low in calories, bananas are very nutritious and contribute to the overall health of the prostate. The rich antioxidants profile in banana help neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidative stress or cell damage, which is one of the main causes of prostate cancer. In addition to antioxidants, bioactive components present in bananas also exhibit cancer preventative and anticancer activities in cancers including prostate cancer. Bananas help to reduce (or shrink) the size of enlarged prostate due to their effect on the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. Also, the potassium in bananas may reduce dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production, which can contribute to prostate enlargement.
Although bananas are beneficial for overall prostate health, it is important that they should be considered as part of a comprehensive approach to prostate care. A comprehensive approach to prostate care will include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, regular exercise, staying hydrated, and following medical advice from your doctor.
Benefits of banana to women and their sexuality.
Banana plays a significant role in women in that it boosts libido, improve fertility, improve orgasm, improve vaginal lubrication, and maintain a healthy hormonal balance. In addition, it helps reduce stress, improve muscle contraction, and maintain healthy bones and heart rhythm.
Maintain hormone balance and increase fertility.
Low intake of manganese in women has been linked to an increased risk for sporadic anovulation and may impact fertility. Anovulation is when an egg (ovum) fails to be release from the ovary during your menstrual cycle. An egg is needed to have a pregnancy. Women with sporadic anovulation have abnormal hormone profiles during preceding and future ovulatory cycles.
Helps boost vagina sensitivity and lubrication.
Because banana increase blood flow to the genital area, it helps to improve sensitivity and lubrication in women. The B vitamins and antioxidants in banana also help to maintain a healthy hormonal balance and a healthy immune system which improve vaginal secretions.
Sexual benefits of mixing honey with banana.
In addition to other important nutrients, banana is rich in potassium, manganese, vitamin B6 and vitamin C while honey is rich in sodium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Combining banana and honey is very effective in increasing blood quality, sexual functions, and performance. Mixing honey and banana helps effectively at managing sexual dysfunction and weakness.