Health & Wellness

Go Bananas: Health Benefits of the Tropical Super Fruit

fruit bananasWhat’s so special about bananas?

Bananas are increasingly being hailed as a “super fruit,” as they offer numerous health benefits. Bananas are known to help combat conditions such as depression, morning sickness, osteoporosis, and even help hangovers!  The nutrients in bananas are also known to help protect against kidney cancer, type II diabetes, and blindness. Eating bananas can even help lower blood pressure and protect against heart attacks, strokes, and more. The fruit is also one of the best sources of resistant starch, a healthy carb that fills you up and helps to boost your metabolism. What’s not to love?

What does the color of a banana signify?

Studies conducted show that a banana’s peel holds clues to the nutrition level of what’s inside. The color of the banana’s skin relates to maturity and each color offers a variety of health benefits.

Wonder what’s in a banana? Here are some of the many healthful things:

If you eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away, try eating a banana, too! Be sure to ask your doctor first if you have medical conditions or are making new changes to your diet.

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