A BANANA a day to keep the doctor away

You may find a Banana in your 3SqrMeal lunch often and if you have been wondering why, here is a list of benefits of adding the humble banana to your daily diet.

  1. A single banana contains only about 105 calories, and consists almost exclusively of water and carbs. Bananas contain very little protein and almost no fat.
  2. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.
  3. Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  4. Bananas have a low glycemic index and the resistant starch which keeps you full longer.
  5. Rich in Iron. They help relieve Anemia.

Besides all the health benefits, the convenience and easy availability makes the Banana a great snack for any part of the day!

 

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