Bananas

Bananas are both nutrient & energy dense and contain several antioxidants that help to prevent oxidative stress and prevent chronic disease. Keep in mind though, that they are high in carbohydrates (& sugar), & can spike blood sugar levels, which can be a problem for people who suffer from any form of insulin resistance, have diabetes or who are pre-diabetic.

 

  • 100calories / 100g
  • 75% water

 

Great source of:

  • Vitamin B6 + C
  • Biotin (B7)
  • Copper
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Niacin (B3)
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  • Dietary fibre

 

Bananas may:

  • Boost energy and assist with muscle recovery & cramp prevention post-workout.
  • Aid circulatory health & reduce blood pressure.
  • Ease symptoms associated with kidney stones, gout & ADHD.
  • Improve digestive health & ease constipation.
  • Protect against heart disease, cardiac arrest and stroke.
  • Boost the mood and ease symptoms of anxiety, depression & fatigue.
  • Aid collagen production and reduce the signs of aging.
  • Assist to maintain proper brain functioning.