One of the main banana health facts you should know is that they are one of nature's super nutrients!
Bananas are not only rich in potassium but have a good dose of vitamin B6 also.
Here's a list of nutrients in one medium banana:
Are bananas good for you? They are excellent! Here's what bananas are lacking:
If you're worried about calories in bananas, your looking at about 109 calories per one banana and what nutritious calories they are!
Here another highlight in this page of banana health facts:
Did you know that bananas contain seratonin? Yep, that same chemical that reduces stress and anxiety! In fact it's said that eating one banana a day can help prevent and fight:
The banana diet or should we say the "one a day diet" will also help lift your mood and with all that vitamin B6 it will definitly boost your energy too!
Bananas are a great food for anyone, anytime. Add some sliced bananas to your childrens cereal or oatmeal. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Replace that sugar laden jelly with some sliced banana!
Here's a quick banana dessert recipe: Lightly saute sliced bananas in orange juice and sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg. How simple is that?
Beyond Banana Health Facts
Ever used a banana poultice?
How about a banana facial? Mash up part of the inside of a banana and add a few drops of olive oil. Apply to face and leave on for 20 - 30 minutes before washing. Haven't tried this yet but it's said to moisturize skin and reduce wrinkles!
Where do bananas grow? Bananas grow on trees and are native to tropical South and Southeast Asia and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. They are grown in at least 107 countries, primarily for their fruit and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine and as ornamental plants.
Well, I hope you learned a thing or two about bananas! I certainly did when I wrote this page but I'm always hungry for more so please share your own banana stories below!
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