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Nutritional Value

Nutritional Value of Banana

Banana has been known to comprise of the following nutrients:

  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Fibers
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B, especially Folate
  • Some amount of Iron, Zinc and Folic Acid
  • Calories (per 100 g) - 90 to 93

Health & Nutrition Benefits

  • The fiber content present in banana helps in lowering cholesterol level in the body.
  • Banana helps in soothing an upset stomach and is also beneficial for those suffering from diarrhea.
  • Bananas have been found to provide immediate relief to those having a hangover.
  • Bananas is said to help in alleviation of problems associated with premenstrual symptoms.
  • A milkshake of fresh bananas, non-fat frozen yogurt and honey is said to ease headache and hydrate the body.
  • The vitamins and minerals present in a banana make it a good post-exercise snack.
  • The potassium content in banana regulates blood chemistry (particularly Ph) and prevents it from becoming too acidic.
  • The magnesium content of a banana helps a person in recovering from fatigue.
  • Bananas have also been associated with brain stimulation.

Banana has been found to have positive effects in relation to the following ailments:

  • Anemia
  • Blood Pressure
  • Bowel Problems
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Heart Problems
  • Morning Sickness
  • Nervous Disorders
  • Stress
  • Ulcers

Nutritional Value of Green Grapes

Nutritional Value of Grapes

  • Total Carbohydrates - 79 gm
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 gm
  • Sugars - 59 gm
  • Protein - 3 gm
  • Vitamin C - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin E - 0.12 mg
  • Vitamin K - 3.5 mcg
  • Thiamin - 0.106 mg
  • Riboflavin - 0.125 mg
  • Niacin - 0.766 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.174 mg
  • Folate - 5 mcg
  • Calcium - 50 mg
  • Iron - 1.88 mg
  • Magnesium - 32 mg
  • Phosphorus - 101 mg
  • Potassium - 749 mg
  • Sodium - 11 mg
  • Zinc - 0.22 mg
  • Copper - 0.318 mg
  • Manganese - 0.299 mg
  • Selenium - 0.6 mcg

Health & Nutrition Benefits

  • Having antioxidant properties, grapes help keep the blood clean and flowing, by getting rid of all the impurities.
  • Grapes are believed to be good for bone density and have been associated with lower risk of osteoporosis in women.
  • The phytonutrients and olenolic acid present in grapes makes them beneficial for the health of teeth and gums.
  • Grapes are good for eyes and have been found to be helpful in prevention of macular degeneration.
  • Being high in calories, but not fats, grapes are a very good source of energy, especially for children and athlete.
  • Grapes are a good source of fiber and can help cure constipation. For the purpose, boil grapes in a saucepan of water, strain the liquid and drink it.
  • Studies claim that grapes contain additional nutritive compounds that can protect against heart disease and colon cancer.

Nutritional Value of Guava

Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 1 cup (165 gm) of Guava, apart from Iron and Folic Acid:

  • Calcium - 50 mg
  • Carbohydrates - 19.6 gm
  • Fiber - 8.9 gm
  • Niacin - 2 mg.
  • Phosphorus - 48 mg
  • Protein - 1.35 gm
  • Total Fat - 0.9 gm
  • Vitamin A - 412 IU
  • Vitamin B - 1.15 mg
  • Vitamin C - 498 mg
  • Calories - 84

Health & Nutrition Benefits

  • Guava is a very good source of vitamins, fibers as well as minerals.
  • Guava has been associated with healing of wounds, when applied externally.
  • Guava has general haemostatic properties and can be used for treating bleeding nose, gums and minor internal hemorrhaging.
  • Guava helps cure dysentery, by inhibiting microbial growth and removing extra mucus from the intestines.
  • Guava helps the body in combating free radicals produced during metabolism and aids in preventing age-related chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer's, cataract and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Guava is one of the richest sources of dietary fiber and thus, is good for those suffering from constipation.
  • Guava strengthens and tones up the digestive system and even disinfects the same.
  • Guava, having high content of roughage, no cholesterol & less digestible carbohydrates, is good for those trying to lose weight.
  • Guavas can improve the texture of skin and help avoid skin problems. For the purpose, you can either eat it raw or make wash your skin with a decoction of its immature fruits and leaves.
  • Juice of raw and immature guavas or decoction of guava-leaves is known to bring relief in cough and cold.
  • Researches have shown that guava is pretty effective in preventing cancer and even heart diseases in people.
  • The presence of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibers in guava makes it effective in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Guava has been found to be beneficial for people suffering from the following ailments:

  • Acidosis
  • Asthma
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Catarrh
  • Congestion of the Lungs
  • Convulsions
  • Epilepsy
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Obesity
  • Oral Ulcers
  • Poor Circulation
  • Prolonged Menstruation
  • Scurvy
  • Swollen Gums
  • Toothache