It feels like almost every day there’s a new hot diet that everyone is talking about. But at the end of the day, I think we can all agree that if we want maintain our health, we should aim to minimize the amount of artificial and processed foods that we eat. Yes, I crave my delicious junk food too but mother nature does a great job of providing us with plenty of yummy, delicious treats! Take, for instance, the humble banana. The choice food of monkeys and minions, this fruit is packed full of good stuff, including vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re super easy to find at any grocery store and they’re very affordable! Check out some of banana’s amazing health benefits.
High blood pressure? Bananas are low in sodium but high in potassium, making them a great food for your blood pressure and heart health!
How’s your, uh…. movement? If it can use a little assistance, the fiber in bananas can do the trick!
Bananas are full of vitamins, minerals, and low glycemic carbohydrates, making them a great source of quick energy. This makes them perfect before you exercise! And as an added bonus, the potassium will help to prevent muscle cramps.
If you suffer from heartburn, then you’ll be happy to learn that bananas (preferably unripe) have natural antacids.
Need iron? Banana can help with that, stimulating red blood cell and hemoglobin production.
Did you know bananas have tryptophan? Our body converts this into serotonin, which helps us relax and feel happy. No wonder the minions love bananas so much…