Bananas: 10 Health Benefits You Might Not Know About!

Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamin B6 and antioxidants and they’re one of the most popular fruits in the world. They also provide belly-filling fibre and carbohydrates, making them a healthy go-to snack when cravings kick in.

These nutritious fruits grow in hot, sunny climes on what most of us would assume are banana trees – but actually, the banana ‘tree’ isn’t a tree at all – it’s a herbaceous plant as it doesn’t have a woody trunk. This also means that bananas are technically a berry.

Bananas can be eaten straight from the peel as nature intended, chopped up on toast with a generous helping of peanut butter, whizzed up in a smoothie or used to make everyone’s favourite lockdown bake – the banana loaf. They even come complete with their own handy naturally protective packaging, ideal for when we’re on-the-go. In fact, there isn’t really anything bad to say about bananas. So here’s ten reasons we love bananas so much.

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