Reasons why you should eat bananas: ????
Firstly, it is a powerhouse of energy and natural fruit sugars, which is perfect as a morning snack, or an instant boost before a workout!
It is also a brilliant source of both potassium and vitamin B6.
Adults require 4700 milligrams of potassium per day, and an average of 1.3 milligrams of B6 per day to function at prime level.
Bananas boost your immune system: too little vitamin B6 in the diet can hamper our immune systems, by depressing the white blood cells’ ability to mature. This could make you more prone to infections like colds and flu. Potassium, a mineral, protects blood vessels from oxidative damage and keeps vessel walls from thickening, which in turn may help lower your odds of developing heart disease.
This starch laden fruit, is great for helping maintain a healthy bowel system.
The starch is converted into sugar when banana ripen. It helps to maintain blood sugar levels and it is easily digested. Bananas also aid in “dry-mouth” symptoms, that runners and other sport enthusiasts may experience.
A banana weighing 100g contains about 384 kilojoules.
Chronic stress takes its toll on our vitamin B6 stores. So, eat more bananas when you’re stressed. And eat your bananas ripe – the ripe fruit contain more nutrients.
Potassium 270 mg
Vitamin B6 0.19 mg
Vitamin C 7 mg
Niacin 0.5 g
Per 100g ready-to-eat, weighed with the skin.