Potassium: Bananas are a rich source of potassium, an essential compound that is good for the body in many ways. First, it helps with muscle contraction and therefore helps all the bodily functions that require muscular action, like pumping the heart, digestion, walking, eye movement, to name but a few.
- Calcium Retention: The potassium also prevents calcium from leaching out of your body through urine, which means it minimizes the risk of kidney stones and osteoporosis.
- Mood-Booster: Do you know why many people feel happy after Thanksgiving dinner? It’s not just the alcohol consumed, it’s the tryptophan. Tryptophan helps the body release seratonin, which has a calming effect on the brain. Our bodies do not produce tryptophan naturally, so bananas are a great source.
- Vitamin Booster: Citrus fruits usually get all the glory for vitamin C, but the bright yellow banana also provides 15 percent of our daily requirement! Vitamin…
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