Bananas are great pre-workout snacks because they are loaded with potassium that aids in maintaining nerve and muscle function during work outs.
Research shows that eating bananas may lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as decrease the risk of getting some cancers. They can help lower blood pressure and protect heart health due to high potassium and low salt content.
The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.” Then eating lots of bananas as a wise choice of a wise man!
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the American diet because they are low in calories and have no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol. They contain vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6.
Banana may be considered a mood enhancer because it is the only fruit that contains the amino acid, tryptophan and Vitamin B6 that helps the body produce serotonin—a natural substance that alleviates depression.