You might wonder if I’m out of my mind – dedicating an entire article to… bananas? Maybe If I had absolutely no clue about these fruits and what they do, then I’d probably share your view. But since I did my homework and quite a bit of research, I’m finally being able to answer the mega-question – are bananas good for men?
Yes, bananas have plenty of benefits for men as they are jam-packed with valuable vitamins and minerals.
Some of these nutrients may help by improving your fertility, increasing testosterone in those with insufficient amounts of it and even lowering your cortisol.
Seriously, these tropical fellows are and SHOULD be one of your closest friends when it comes to natural T optimization and just staying healthy in general.
Let’s now see what bananas are made of and what science has to say about the aforementioned effects and more.
How Are Bananas Good For Your Masculinity?
Because they contain hefty amounts of a plethora of vital nutrients for us men, like Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and Manganese.
They are literally packed with vitamins and minerals that you and I require in order to perform optimally!
And yes, I’m talking about all kinds of ‘performing’ if you catch my drift…
Wanna know what types of nutrients exactly are loaded in each and every banana out there? Here you go:
There’s no need to possess the eyes of a nutritional expert to spot that these bad boys combined are ANYTHING but bad!
Your daily vitamin supplement probably contains most if not all these micronutrients. Why? Because we need them, folks, especially as MEN!
Don’t let common misconceptions lead you astray, for bananas are amazing.
Not only with their taste and availability but just look at these nutritional values, wow!
Even Chuck Norris would put his seal of approval when it comes to bananas… but he’s probably too busy being Chuck Norris.
What’s So Special About The Nutritional Value Of Bananas?
Simple – they will help to keep your body operating in an optimal way.
Not only do bananas make for a perfect snack with a not-so-high amount of calories and loads of vital nutrients!
Now, we’ll cover each micronutrient of your average, everyday banana and WHY they are so awesome for your male hormone profile.
Your testosterone will thank you for this and who knows, your girl could, too.
So let’s not waste more time; check these out:
This one deserves its own thread, but for now, this one will do just fine.
Clearly one (if not the) most popular vitamins of all times, no need for a fancy introduction I’d say.
Still, for all the info-hungry people – vit C is a water-soluble vitamin that serves primarily as an antioxidant.
Now you don’t get all that much Vitamin C in a banana (around 12 mg/s), but it’s a useful addition nonetheless!
Especially taking into account that it has cortisol-lowering properties, which is awesome since cortisol is a direct antagonist of testosterone in the body (1).
Another vitamin from the water-soluble family.
Now, B vitamins are all great and stuff, but B6 is more involved in testosterone optimization.
It has its role in the creation of our favorite hormone and that’s… pretty good, eh?
Other than that, B6 is a crucial player for the production of hemoglobin (red blood cells).
Guess what that means? Goodness for your immune system sir!
Bananas are probably the most well-known as anti-cramp aid.
Mag is the real weapon for that!
This mineral has the purpose of maintaining muscle and nerve relaxation as well as assisting an array of different enzymes.
Your system needs Magnesium so that it can create protein, carbs, and fats and that’s neat!
Also, it has the added bonus of possibly helping guys with insufficient levels of testosterone i.e. low T (2)!
Our beloved tropical fruits have plenty of Potassium and trust me, that’s a good sign!
This micronutrient does a fabulous job for your cardiovascular system and blood circulation.
It’s something to have in your arsenal if you consume too much salt (sodium), which is not uncommon these days as just about everything contains salt in our everyday meals.
The overall greatness of bananas having good amounts of Potassium is that this helps with decreasing one’s blood pressure and also lowers the possibility of heart diseases.
This is another mineral that a banana will provide you with, but what’s it all about?
Well, it’s another awesome one for us men, particularly for active folks!
It assists in the formation of your connective tissues and that my friends is simply brilliant! If you lift weights, you’ll know what I mean.
Oh, and according to relevant scientific data, Manganese also has some benefits regarding improving sperm quality as well as fertility in men (3)!
A mineral known for its use when battling with anemia and of course, it’s inside every single banana in existence!
Copper is essentially mandatory for the production of Iron in our bodies.
It also boosts the healing effect of wounds if you ever get wounded!
And last but not least, Copper could be utilized against osteoporosis which is a nasty bone condition and that’s awesome in my book!
This fellow helps your digestive tract and you’ll thank your bananas when your bowel movements are nice and smooth as opposed to blocked and excruciating!
Each of these fruits has loads of dietary fiber and folks, trust me – that’s an awesome perk to have.
Not only that, but you also have pectin in bananas which happens to be a different form of fiber, yet it’s great!
Pectin’s known for its appetite suppressant capabilities, plus some blood-glucose-lowering ones too!
Side Effects of Eating Bananas
When consumed as food, bananas are usually safe when consumed in sensible amounts (e.g. 2-3 bananas per day maximum).
Although they are uncommon, there are still some side effects associated with eating bananas, such as:
- Softer stools
Also, bananas may raise potassium levels in the blood when consumed in extremely high doses and they can even cause allergies in certain people.
Another thing to keep in mind is that there still isn’t enough trustworthy data to determine whether or not using bananas as medicine is safe or what the potential side effects might be.
Is Eating Bananas Girly?
Not by any stretch of the imagination!
As I already pointed out, bananas can actually make you manlier.
Whether it’s about helping your workouts or simply giving you more energy, bananas make for superb food for us guys.
Now, apart from the actual consuming process of the fruit (which is definitely odd for guys), they are your assistants toward your primary male hormone optimization goals!
Looking at the list of micronutrients that this awesome food from the tropics has, you have to be a total fool to shy away from making them a staple in your diet!
Bananas are also a great source of carbohydrates and while they might not be the best possible option for cutting weight (only fat, please).
They still have their place in every man’s meal plan.
Besides, a banana goes down in only a few small bites and that for me, makes it INCREDIBLY convenient when I want to eat someone on the go.
One banana per day, keep the feminization at bay!
And all you gym-goers out there, remember one more super cool benefit of having bananas at your disposal?
Post-workout banana-infused shakes, hooray!
Mixing a scoop with your favorite protein powder and adding a banana or two in the blender gives you a superb, nutritionally rich cocktail that fuels your muscles like no other!
Obviously, you can make yourself all kinds of juices and/or shakes, including bananas, but in my opinion, they are best used in the morning or after you bust your arse in the gym!
I’ve written a sophisticated Juicing For Your Manhood review about a book covering the subject of juices by the way – it’s directly related to natural testosterone optimization while we’re at it!
Bananas Have An Undeservedly Bad Reputation!
From your granny to your wife, brother, sister, nephew, dog, mouse, or tarantula – everybody (or everything even) has a bloody stereotype for these fruits.
It’s always the same crap – they’ll make you gain weight, they contain a lot of carbohydrates, especially sugar etc.
I mean, come on now – your average banana only has ~110 calories!
This reminds me of a spicy joke about bananas.
You either love it or you don’t in this case:
Q: Why did the banana go to see the doctor?
A: The banana was not peeling very well
It’s about time someone makes a stand for our tropical inanimate buddies, don’t you think folks!?
To burst the bubble of ignorance, yours truly will emphasize on what REALLY makes you gain or, or simply fat:
Calories in vs calories out
You consume more than you eat or burn – your rear parts (and all others) grow.
And no, I’m excluding genetic issues or certain endocrinology-related conditions that could interfere with your weight for obvious reasons.
Now that I’ve managed to get this off my chest… actually, I want to shout it out loud again!
Bananas are NOT the reason why people store excessive fat!
Check your diet or lifestyle as a whole and only then worry about insignificant (calorie-wise) additions such as bananas.
And let’s not forget that as men, we absolutely MUST check the 5 foods that killtestosterone!
What is the benefit of bananas for men?
The primary benefit of eating bananas for men is naturally increasing your testosterone levels.
The male sex hormone testosterone is in charge of various functions, including libido, energy levels, and muscle building. So eating bananas would be a smart place to start if you want to raise your testosterone levels.
Vitamin A, vitamin B6, and magnesium are among the elements that are abundant in bananas and are crucial for the creation of testosterone. Additionally, they contain a compound called bromelain, which has been demonstrated to raise male testosterone levels (4).
Do bananas help men last longer?
They can, potentially. It has been reported that eating bananas can make guys stay in bed longer.
There are some theories floating around, that claim that bananas’ potassium content helps delay muscle exhaustion, which in turn might aid in lengthening sexual activity.
Another hypothesis is that bananas’ natural sugars can give you a rapid energy boost and help keep you running for longer. However, these statements are not backed by any scientific data, so take them with a grain of salt.
Although bananas are a nutritious snack and undoubtedly include numerous elements that are good for overall health, there isn’t any concrete proof that they can make men stay in bed longer.
Therefore, I’d recommend trying different approaches and seeing what works for you if you’re seeking for a means to increase your stamina.
How many bananas should a man eat a day?
Men should consume a maximum of 2 to 3 bananas daily, according to relevant data. Note that this is based on the 2,000–2,500 caloric intake that most men typically consume each day.
By sticking to this amount of bananas per day, you’ll be getting a good amount of additional vitamins A, B6, and C, dietary potassium and fiber.
However, bananas are a sugary fruit and they contain hefty amounts of sugar (in the form of sucrose), which can result in weight gain and other medical issues. So make sure that you’re not eating too many of them.
Anyhow, you don’t need to be concerned about consuming too many bananas if you are eating them as part of a balanced diet and lifestyle.
Is banana good for erectile dysfunction?
Yes, research shows that bananas can indeed help with erectile dysfunction (5).
They are loaded with numerous minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and vitamin B6. They are heart-healthy food because they are also low in salt and cholesterol. Together, these nutrients help to maintain a healthy blood flow, which is necessary for maintaining erectile function. On top of that, bananas’ magnesium content can also aid in blood vessel relaxation and lead to improved blood flow.
So there you have it, folks, bananas are truly incredible fruits and you’d be foolish not to eat them and benefit from their superb nutritional profile.
And since we’re obviously talking about naturally enhancing our alpha male status (i.e. testosterone), bananas are simply excellent in this regard!
Sure, foods like pomegranate, eggs, oysters etc. might be some of the top ones when it comes to testosterone boosting foods, but you simply CANNOT deny the greatness of these yellow-skinned fruits.
And no, I’m not implying that you should buy yourself enough bananas that could feed the entire Chinese population for years ahead (although that might be a cool thing to do!).
Instead, my ambition is to introduce to you another brilliant way of naturally keeping your manhood high!
Do you need advice for your grocery list or simply want to share how awesome bananas are?
Then feel free to do so in the comment section below!
I’ve been fascinated by natural male hormone optimization since 2016. And ever since I’ve been going through boatloads of different meta-analyses and scientific data associated with increasing testosterone levels naturally. I hold a PhD degree in public health and have 10+ scientific publications on Google Scholar. Thus, in my collective work here you’ll find helpful tricks, natural remedies, detailed product reviews (including stuff I’ve personally tried)… and more!