Bananas support the immune system
The immune system is a complex system of molecules, cells, tissues and organs. The cells of the immune system can become damaged by unstable molecules of oxygen called free radicals. Free radicals can enter the body when we eat heavily processed food, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, smoke or breathe in pollution. They’re also produced as a by-product of normal biological systems such as breathing and digestion.
Antioxidants are essentials to help protecting our immune system. And where do we find antioxidants? In fresh fruits and vegetables, including the humble banana! Bananas are rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant vitamin, and just one banana contains 12% of our recommend daily intake of vitamin C.
Bananas support the immune system by providing a rich source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that neutralises free radicals that can otherwise damage the cells of the immune system.