Are Bananas Good For You?
It might be common knowledge that bananas are full of potassium, but what else makes them a healthy snack?
Whether you’re eating them chopped up on top of your breakfast or as a mid-morning snack on the go, bananas are fresh and fuss-free fruit.
Botanically speaking, this tropical fruit is actually classed as a berry (note its seeds) and also a herb (as the plant never forms a woody stalk), but is this complicated plant good for us?
Are bananas good for you?
In a word, yes – bananas are good for you as part of a balanced and varied diet. Whilst they’re high in natural fruit sugars, they also contain plenty of important minerals and vitamins.
Why are bananas good for you?
Bananas are rich in potassium, which is an important electrolyte for the body in regulating heart functions and the balance of fluids. They even contain vitamin B6 which allows the body to use and store energy from both proteins and carbohydrates in food and some vitamin C.
And green bananas are a great source of pectin, which is a dietary fibre key in good digestive health, both lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel movements.
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By Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.