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Why are bananas good for you?

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October 18, 2012 10:02PM

Banana's are good for you because they are chock full of potassium. Potassium plays an important role decreasing the risk of high blood pressure and stroke, it increases strength and helps reduce stress. Toss some in a blender with milk and yogurt for a tasty, filling and nutritious snack and get your calcium in there too!

Bananas contain considerable amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. The potassium makes them of particular interest to athletes who use them to quickly replenish their electrolytes.

In India, juice is extracted from the corm and used as a home remedy for jaundice, sometimes with the addition of honey, and for kidney stones.

Banana's are also high in starch (carbohydrate). About 100 grams of banana has about 90 calories.
It is because they have potassium in them that is good for you.