Aids in digestion
Fights free radicals
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
Improves bone and muscle health
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce nausea
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of macular degeneration
May reduce risk of stroke
May reduce stress
Promotes heart health
Serving size: 1 medium banana; Calories: 105; Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbs: 27g; Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 14g; Protein: 1g; Potassium: 12%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 14%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 2%DV
Did You Know?
- Bananas are known for their high potassium content, with over 400 mg potassium in a single medium-size banana. According to Colorado State University Extension, potassium is necessary for good nerve and muscle function as well as for maintaining a healthy balance of fluids in the body. The potassium in bananas can help prevent muscle cramps after exercise.
- You can relieve itching, relieve pain, remove warts, cure headaches, clean leather shoes, polish shoes, and even whiten your teeth with a banana peel.
- Eating two bananas can give you enough energy for an hour and a half-long workout!
- Bananas are easy to digest. When you're sick with a virus or indigestion, bananas can be an appealing way to get some important nutrients into your system without upsetting your stomach.
- The smell of bananas may suppress your appetite! Bananas can trick your brain into thinking that you’ve actually eaten them!
- Low Glycemic index value
Ways to Eat:
- Banana bread
- In pancakes
- Banana pudding
- In a milkshake
- Bananas “trees” are actually the world’s tallest herbaceous plant. They can reach 20 feet in height.
- Bananas don't actually grow on trees - they grow on herbs! The world's largest herb, not surprisingly.
- Bananas are 75% water - that's why they float.
- The time between planting a banana plant and harvesting the banana bunches is between 9 and 12 months. They don't have a specific growing season!