The Health Benefits of Bananas

Who knew bananas were so powerful? It turns out the health benefits of bananas are endless!

They have such a mild sweetness and go great with everything and the best news is – kids are bananas for bananas! Add them to smoothies, cut them up for peanut butter on toast or pack one in your child’s lunch and for every banana your child eats you should eat one too. Check out why…

Blood Pressure 

Bananas are high in potassium and low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Depression

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Anemia

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

PMS

The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels that affect your mood.

Brain Function

Research has shown that bananas can assist learning by making pupils more alert and focussed.

Blood Pressure

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. The US Food and Drug Administration has allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Heartburn

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body so try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Bug Bites

Rub a bug bite with the inside of a banana skin, many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Morning Sickness

Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Nerves

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Julia Davidovich

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