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5 amazing health benefits of bananas

5 amazing health benefits of bananas

We celebrate the health benefits of this tasty yellow fruit. Here's why adding bananas to your diet is a good idea.

5 amazing health benefits of bananas

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!

Banana Sour Cream Cake

Banana Sour Cream Cake

Banana Fritters and Caramel Coffee Sundae

Ricotta and Banana Fritters

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