Bananas Are Good for You

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Bananas are very nutritious food because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin b12, potassium, manganese, magnesium and soluble fibers. Recent studies have shown that eating bananas may reduce the risks of colorectal cancer, renal cell carcinoma, breast cancer, kidney cancer, protects the eyes against mascular degeneration and helps build stronger bones by increasing our bodies’ calcium absorption. It acts as a probiotic, a substance that stimulates the growth of microorganisms, especially those with beneficial properties such as those of intestinal flora. It’s also a natural antacid which provides relief for acid reflux, heartburn and gastro esophageal reflex disease.

Bananas give instant surge of energy as it is rich in natural sugars that’s easily converted to help us deal with strenuous activities. Proof of this is seeing tennis professional players eating bananas after sets to help them keep up with the demand of keeping their energy up to be at their competitive level. It also helps lower high blood pressure and cholesterol thus decreasing risk of stroke. They even help quitting smokers to deal with withdrawal syndrome. We all know that there are tons of benefits that we, humans can get from bananas. I am also certain that it will also be good for animals. However, this particular question has been bugging me lately, Can dogs eat bananas?

I have a pet dog named Sasha and she always eats foods that I put in her eating pan. One time, I put a whole banana on his pan, she just smelled it and walked away.  I also tried cutting it into smaller pieces and evenly distributed it with her dog food but she just finished her dog food. I’ve heard of people sometimes feeding their dog some bananas but I am not successful. I’m thinking it’s really an acquired taste. I wanted her to eat bananas to also get the benefits that I get from it. Currently, she’s having some skin and shedding problems. Her veterinarian prescribed her fish oils for dogs.

I’d rather want her to eat unprocessed foods but unfortunately, I won’t and can’t feed him fresh fish as she can develop bad allergies from it. Fish oils are derived from fishes rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as mackerel, tuna, halibut and seal blubber. Vitamin E is normally combined with fish oil to prevent spoilage. It is used mainly for people as a vitamin supplement to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Advanced research and case studies also shows that it renews energy, protects us against auto immune diseases like lupus, has an anti-inflammatory properties and it reduces joint discomfort. It is also rich in anti-oxidants, the substances that are able to neutralize free radical damage in the body, that is beneficial to our skin and body that’s why Sasha’s veterinarian gave it to her. I was actually hoping for Sasha to eat bananas to not make him take fish oils but that wasn’t the case. It’s taking a toll on her as she was always active before having skin problems. I hope her skin allergies will clear up soon as I’m really worried about her.