The Many Benefits of Bananas

Healthy reasons to eat the yellow fruit daily

From the LjfeMinute.TV Team

April 13, 2021

Just how healthy is this tropical fruit?  Here are the nutritional bonuses of bananas and some delicious ways to incorporate the yellow berry into your diet.

Good for Digestion
Containing about 3 grams of fiber, a medium sized banana will provide about 10-12% of your daily fiber needs. Fiber plays a crucial role in your digestive health.

The average banana is about 100 calories making it a low-calorie snack that’s also packed with starch to keep you feeling full.

Protects Against Heart Disease and Diabetes
Bananas are rich in potassium. People who get plenty of potassium in their diet have up to a 27% lower risk of heart disease. Besides potassium, bananas also contain resistant starch which can help improve insulin sensitivity.

The Perfect Pre-Workout Snack
Bananas are loaded with potassium that aids in maintaining nerve and muscle function during work outs. They also helps reduce cramps and soreness.

Skin Boost
Bananas contain manganese which helps your body make collagen and protects your skin and other cells against free radical damage.

Ways to Eat More
They tastes great on top of cereal, oatmeal or on toast with peanut butter. If you have bananas that are past prime ripeness, use them to make banana bread. You can also freeze bananas to maintain their life. Plus frozen ones are great for making smoothies or  ‘nice cream’  an ice cream alternative.

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