Health And Wellbeing

Bananas – Maybe Still The Greatest Super Fruit Of All Time!

Is this the best 'superfruit' ever? How just one banana a day can improve your mood, boost FIVE essential nutrients and heal your gut

While many of us are jumping on the bandwagon of the next superfood fad, is the humble banana still a genius of a fruit?

While many turn to goji berries, quinoa and green tea for their daily dose of ‘superfood’ goodness, it turns out the humble banana could be the ultimate choice.

While many turn to goji berries, quinoa and green tea for their daily dose of ‘superfood’ goodness, it turns out the humble banana could be the ultimate choice. The fruit, dubbed the ‘perfect long-lasting energy snack’ by dietitians across Australia, is packed full of natural carbohydrates and contains five […]

Below we’ll take a look at some of the health benefits of the banana as mentioned in the article above!

1. They can help to heal your gut

While fermented foods like kombucha and kimchi can aid in digestion and balance the good bacteria in your gut, bananas have a similar power – and they’re a cheaper alternative.

A banana is certainly much less expensive than a bottle of Kombucha.

2. They are linked to a reduced risk of developing some diseases

While there is very little data that looks specifically at how foods can effect our long time health, when it comes to bananas the figures look particularly hopeful.

For thousands of years societies around the world have known the health benefits of the banana.

3. They contain five essential nutrients

One banana contains 13 per cent of your daily vitamin B6 needs, 17 per cent for folate, 10 per cent for vitamin C, eight per cent for fibre and 10 per cent for magnesium.

Full of the most needed vitamins and minerals.

4. They are an instant mood booster

Bananas contain tryptophan; an amino acid that studies suggest plays a role in preserving memory and boosting your mood.

You will always feel better after a banana.

5. They can be used as a natural sweetener in baked goods

‘When you keep a couple of frozen bananas in the freezer you can add to baked goods to give the sweetness fruit breads, muffins and bites need minus the added sugars found in many bars and bites,’ Ms Burrell said.

Can be used as a substitute for sugar under almost any circumstances!

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