Often a first food which goes on to be a lifelong favourite, bananas are the UK’s favourite fruit for good reason – and Brits consume around 230 of the brilliantly self pre-packaged fruit every SECOND!
The average banana contains over 60 individual nutrients and around 100 calories but is probably best known for being a rich source of potassium: a whopping 400mg (11% of your recommended daily intake in one go!). Several studies seem to show that a potassium rich diet can be good for your heart, help reduce blood pressure, reduce your risk of stroke and keep your cholesterol in check.
Your average banana also contains around 12% of your daily dose of fibre. A high fibre diet can prevent diabetes, heart disease, weight gain and some cancers as well as being good for digestive health.
The unique mix of vitamins, minerals, and low glycemic carbohydrates in bananas has made them a favorite fruit among endurance athletes too. So make sure a banana is always one of your five a day!
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