Did You Know!?

  • 1 medium banana has approximately 105 calories, 0 grams of fat, 1.3 grams of protein, 14 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber.
  • Bananas are high in iron and can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
  • Bananas are high in B6 which regulates blood glucose levels and can affect your mood and help with PMS.
  • Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
  • Bananas contain tryptophan which can help to decrease depression.
  • According to Japanese scientific research, bananas contains TNF, which have anti-cancer properties.  They believe the riper the banana the higher the TNF or anti-cancer properties.
  • Bananas can reduce the risk of stroke by as much as 40% according to research in The New England Journal of Medicine.
  • As bananas ripen, the starch in the fruit turns to sugar. Therefore, the riper the banana the sweeter it will taste and the higher the GI index.
  • Bananas are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber.
  • Bananas have no fat, cholesterol or sodium.
  • Compounds in bananas could help minimize colorectal inflammation, which is protection from colon cancer.
  • Bananas help you recover from hangover symptoms because they contain a unique combination of nutrients that help rehydrate, reduce toxins, rebalance blood acidity and repair DNA.
  • Bananas may help with depression, they contain typtophan which has been shown to help your relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
  • Bananas can help if you get heartburn because they have a natural antacid affect in the body.
  • Bananas can help people trying to quit smoking by supplying B6 and B12, potassium and magnesium which help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.