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Bananas are natures easy to consume health pill. They pack a punch in flavour, and nutrients alike. Check out these 5 amazing health benefits bananas provide you with!

1. They are full of prebiotics

Don’t you mean probiotics I hear you say? Well no, prebiotics are very useful for probiotics though. For those of you know don’t know what probiotics are, they are the healthy bacteria that reside throughout your digestive system. Probiotics are the food that the bacteria feed on, and bananas are chock full of it, so eat lots of bananas to help out this good bacteria.

2. They calm anxiety

Bananas are full of potassium, as you have probably heard a million times before. What you probably don’t know, is the effects that potassium has on your mental state. This essential nutrient helps to reduce stress, and increase mental performance.

3. They help you to get to sleep

Having trouble sleeping? Don’t reach for the medicine cabinet, head straight to your local produce section! Bananas are full of a natural amino acid known as tryptophan. This encourages your brain to produce more serotonin. This hormone helps you to fall asleep, and also helps to quell a bad mood.

4. They help with headaches

Due to the naturally high amounts of magnesium found in bananas, they help to bust that annoying headache. So next time you don’t feel to good, eat a banana and have a large glass of water, your body will thank you for it!

5 . They help you to burn calories

Bananas are useful if you are trying to lose weight. This is because they are a healthy, and full of healthy calories. Chromium is also present in bananas which assists in burning fat faster.

So there you have it, five reasons why you should be eating more bananas! Tell us what your favourite recipe that includes bananas is!
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  • I always thought Bananas gave you energy so never ate them at night and also full of sugar so were not beneficial for weight loss. this is interesting.

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  • the benefits

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  • Very informative….I didn’t know that bananas had so many health benefits.

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  • good to see the banana is back in – gives me the irits when they back something natural

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  • That’s a interesting article! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • They’re and very good for you!

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  • I love that the kids can take them to school and peel them themselves – no mess or fuss. We buy little lady fingers as they are the perfect lunchbox size (especially for the youngest)

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  • I love bananas. They’re healthy, delicious and so easy to eat on the run

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  • great to know, we are big fans of bananas in this household.

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  • LOVE Love love my bananas, now I love them even more. thanx.

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  • Definitely will buy some bananas if they help you burn calories! Thanks.

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  • Brilliant bananas what you can do, love you and good for me too. Did not know they had probiotics as well, knew they were high in potassium as well.. So like a monkey love them anyway, so as a slimming agent here to stay, yummy anyway.. thought a tree but no banana’s you say, silly they have been eaten right away Ha

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  • Cheers we are banana eaters ,it’s good to know how good they are for us .

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  • Certainly a favourite of mine, cheap, portable, versatile, delicious, healthy……

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  • We eat lots of bananas in our family and now I am more glad than ever that we do!

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