Banana: why you should eat it every day

Remember this article about not feeding monkeys in the zoo any banana? One zoo in the UK banned the use of banana to feed their monkeys. This is because they said that eating bananas are bad for the monkeys’ health. This news stirred the banana loving humans.

Though the zoo claimed that this ban should not in any way affect humans, some of us are of course, rattled by this.

So, if you’re still wondering if eating a banana every day is still good for you, read on:

Banana Health Benefits

Potassium

We all know that bananas contain potassium, and a medium-sized banana has 422 mg potassium. This is 12% of the daily recommended consumption. If you consume potassium closer to the daily recommendation, then you are at a lower risk for stroke.

Natural sports drink

Did you know that a study was conducted in athletes comparing the effect on consuming bananas and a sports drink? And what’s the verdict? Not only can you eat a banana as an alternative to drinking, let’s say Gatorade, but it’s natural too. One banana can give you 102 calories, 17% of daily recommended vitamin C intake and 3 g of fiber. A banana can also give you 27 g of carbohydrates.

So next time you work out and require a sports drink, take a banana instead. It’s also cheaper.

Happy chemicals

Eating a banana also gives us  serotonin and dopamine. We know that these are happy chemicals that help improve the body’s antioxidant abilities and aids with stress.

Here are other health benefits of bananas:

 

So what are you waiting for? Make sure you have bananas listed down on your grocery list! 😀

 

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12 Comments

  • Chloe skertchly says:

    I love bananas. Where is this stupid news that said it was bad for our health? Never in my life have I heard of that absurdity!

  • Cecelia Stephens says:

    Bananas are healthy. How could it be bad for our health!

  • It’s true that the banana can help in balancing our electrolytes. Before working out, or in the morning, I make sure that I have a banana in my smoothie.

  • I love how filling bananas are and they’re not cold to the stomach. I think it’s such an amazing fruit!

  • Bananas are only bad if you eat too much of it. Any fruit can be bad if eaten too much because it contains sugar. Even for diabetic people, fruits can be healthy but too much of it can be bad.

  • Patsy Nichols says:

    It’s rich in fiber. How can it be bad?

  • Mattie Beck says:

    Just don’t eat more than 1 banana per day. You’ll get constipated.?

    • Mary Garcia says:

      True, I thought that as long as it’s fruits it’s healthy. But then too much of anything isn’t good.

      • Lynn Saunders says:

        If it’s rich in fiber, how can it cause constipation?

  • Guadalupe Lee says:

    Bananas are amazing. They’re like my favorite fruit! ???

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