Bananas have often been billed “the perfect food,” but why exactly is that? Is it because they come perfectly packaged, or that you can easily grab one for a snack on the go? Well, those are 2-reasons perhaps, but the health benefits are what we’ll focus on here.
Bananas are not only delicious, but they contain a lot of what your body needs – with no preparation necessary. So let’s take a look at 12 reasons you should go bananas over this amazing fruit…
Bananas are rich in potassium. But who cares, if you don’t know what potassium does? According to WebMD, it’s a mineral that is important for heart health, mainly by lowering blood pressure by ridding your body of sodium (salts) when you urinate.
The source adds that potassium can help “relax” the walls of blood vessels, which will also naturally lower blood pressure. With this benefit comes a lower risk of stroke, it adds, and the source says potassium can also lead to healthier bones into your later years, as well as better functioning muscles. (For more potassium rich foods, check out Everyday Foods With More Potassium Than a Banana).