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BANANAS

Nature's Good Mood Food

Eating a banana can cheer you up. Bananas are the only fruit to contain the amino acid, tryptophan, plus vitamin B6. Together, these nutrients help the body produce serotonin, a natural chemical that alleviates depression.

Eyesight Protection

Research published in the Archives of Ophthalmology has proven that adults consuming at least three servings of fruit per day are 36% less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults.

Healthy Bones

Bananas are an exceptionally rich source of a compound that increases our body's ability to absorb calcium.

Helps Fight Cancer; Protects Kidneys

Research published in the International Journal of Cancer concludes that frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables - especially bananas, cabbage and root vegetables - may reduce the risk of kidney cancer.

Blood Pressure

Bananas are extremely high in potassium, yet very low in sodium - the perfect ratio to help prevent high blood pressure.

Heartburn

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body.

Morning Sickness

Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood-sugar levels up and ward off morning sickness.

Stress Relief

Bananas are high in potassium, which helps normalize the heartbeat and regulate the body's water balance. During periods of high stress, our body's potassium levels tend to be rapidly depleted. Eating bananas is a healthy way to rebalance them without using drugs.

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