Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) And Diet - Banana

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As we mentioned in previous article, Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US alone. It is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women's menstrual cycle, it effects a women's physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss how banana effects women with premenstrual syndrome.

I. Definition
Banana is a herbaceous plant belongs to the family Musaceae, native to the Southeast Asia. It's phytochemical of yellow pigment is said to promote healthy eye and anti eye muscle degeneration. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating constipation.

II. How banana effects women with PMS

1. Potassium
Banana contains high amount of potassium, which is important to enhance the function of lymphatic system in regulating the levels of sodium resulting in reducing the risk of fluid retention and weight gain.

2. Fiber
The fiber component of banana besides helps to improve the muscle of large intestine, it also helps to decrease the risk of bad cholesterol accumulation in the bloodstream, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease and strokes and increasing the blood in transporting the oxygen to the body cells need, resulting in decreasing the risk of symptoms of loss of energy, dizziness and slow recall.

3. GI index
banana rank very low in glyemic index, after consumption, it releases glucose slowly into bloodstream resulting in decreasing the risk of insulin fluctuation and lessening the food and sugar craving for some women with PMS.

4. Antioxidant
Banana contains phytochemical which not only helps rejuvenate your eye sight it also helps the immune system in regulating the DNA of cell duplication resulting in decreasing the risk of tumor, cancer and inflammation to the reproductive organs.

5. Prebiotics
Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients in banana that helps to increase the growth of good micro organism in the digestive system which not only helps to improve the digestive system in absorbing vital nutrients but also prevent constipation and irritable bowl syndrome.

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This article was published on 2010/04/01