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Mar

18

Interesting Facts About Bananas

Interesting Facts About BananasHands down one of my favorite snacks healthy and tasty often do not go together, and it’s not surprising that a majority of people, especially children, choose bananas as a healthy snack choice.  Are they good for you though? Lets take a closer look!

Switching to a healthier diet without compromising on taste may be easier than you think.  Incorporating bananas is the perfect example.  Counted among the most popular fruits in the world, bananas can cater to your taste buds while offering many health benefits.

Bananas Improve Digestion:

The contents of dietary fiber and carbohydrates present in bananas help to regulate bowel movements which then result in healthy digestive system.  It is ideal for getting rid of chronic constipation due to the pectin contents present in it.  It helps reduce stomach ulcers and also diminishes the risk of developing gastric cancer.

Bananas And Your Bones:

Per the University Of Maryland and University of Kansas Medical Center, bananas benefit the kidneys and the bones due to their high potassium content.  A normal intake of potassium suppresses calcium excretion in the urine and minimizes the risk of kidney stones.  Also, for the same reason (suppressing of calcium excretion), it minimizes the loss of calcium from the body and thereby reduces the risk of osteoporosis!
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