Love bananas? You’re in luck – there’s more to this delicious fruit than a great taste. We look at five different health benefits of bananas, plus share our favourite recipes below.
They’re rich in potassium: bananas have a high potassium content, containing approximately 9% of the daily recommended intake. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate. Bananas also contain other important nutrients including magnesium, iron and calcium.
They’re low fat: bananas have almost no fat – just 0.3gm per serving, making them a good choice if you are trying to lose weight.
They help fight anaemia: because of their high iron content, bananas are great for those suffering from anaemia.
They can improve your mood: bananas contain the amino acid tryptophan, which the body converts to serotonin. Good serotonin levels help enhance the mood and regulate sleeping patterns.
They’re high in fibre: bananas are packed full of fibre which helps slow the digestion and keep you feeling full for longer.
Try these easy MiNDFOOD banana recipes!