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Bananas: The World’s Most Perfect Fruit

With bananas you will lose weight, save money, increase your health, enjoy increased energy levels, and so much more.

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There are countless reasons why I wholeheartedly believe bananas are truly the world’s most perfect fruit. First of all, economically you can always count on them being very affordable. For the most part, you can find them at grocery stores for less than $1 per pound. In addition, they are readily found at any local 7-eleven or liquor store located at every other block along your commute for about $1. Snack on a couple and your hunger is quickly satisfied.

Conveniently bananas come in their own packaging that is completely biodegradable and au natural for the planet. No need to feel guilt for disposing of the peel and no need to worry about the expense. And, no need to worry about carrying them with you anywhere you go.

Bananas are overflowing with nutrition as well.

Do you want an energy booster? This fruit is packed with carbohydrates infusing your body with natural long sustaining energy. In addition they contain natural sugars (glucose, fructose, and sucrose) which give the body instant energy. In the end, natural sources of energy will always be your best choice for maintaining consistent energy and health levels throughout your life.

Not yet convinced? Bananas also contain high amounts of potassium and fiber. Potassium works to help prevent fat build up in the arteries, allows the heart to function normally and prevent high blood pressure. Do you want to remedy the uncomfortable feeling of bloating? Potassium also helps prevent this problem because it counterbalances sodium which is known for creating water retention and bloating. And, if you are suffering from an ulcer, surprisingly, bananas act as natural antacids stimulating the stomach to create a protective mucus lining. This wonderful fruit also makes elimination and digestion easier.

Do you think the benefits end there?

You’ll be happy to know they don’t! Bananas also help prevent vision loss, protect against unfriendly bacteria, and helps the body absorb calcium ensuring that your bones will remain strong and durable. Vitamin C is another wonderful nutritional benefit that is found in bananas. This vitamin helps the body absorb iron, create connective tissue and form blood.

Do you want to lose weight?

Bananas are free of cholesterol, sodium and fat. They are sweet, convenient snacks or meal additions. Studies also suggest that eating at least one or two pieces of fruit before a meal can help prevent overeating and support weight loss.

Integrating bananas into your diet is not only simple, for those who get like variety in their diet; they can be added to many meals. Cut one up and add it to your yogurt or your morning bowl of cereal. Open a jar of your favorite peanut butter and enjoy it with your delectable fruit.

So take a minute to save money, lose weight and protect your body with the world’s most perfect fruit, the banana.

I am so in love with them that I eat them everyday!

Joie Schmidt © Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved.

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  1. I exercise a lot, bananas are great for sustained energy, excellent article.

  2. An interesting and well written article. I have always eaten one or two bananas a day. Unfortunately I have not had many of the health benefits you mention. Maybe they are counteracted by other things I eat, or maybe I would be worse if I didn’t eat them at all. I do like them though.

    Christine

  3. A really interesting article. I love bananas and luckily they are my son’s favourite too.

  4. banana-the complete food-and there’s a variety to chose from..

  5. Yummy bananas. :) I just wish they would keep a little better. Guess I need to guage the number I buy more carefully. Good article.

  6. I’m going to get some bananas~ but the funny thing is, some of my friends said that the starch in bananas can make us fat, what do u think?

  7. I totally agree. Bananas are cheap and have many health benefits. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I need to eat more bananas

  9. Veru useful article. Banana is good, but one is discouraged to eat banana when the stomach is empty.

  10. a very informative article. I love bananas specially when i’m playing basketball, I t makes me stay away from cramps.

  11. There are never enough banana to go around when my family is around. Everyone in my family like bananas and most of the time before I know it, they are gone. My sister especially, like to put them into the juicer and juice them together with milk to make Banana Latte.

  12. Good article. Although of course I am prejudiced–I always loved bananas!

    Inna

  13. Bananas contain potassium which is necessary to aid in controlling hypertension and heart function. Thanks for the good info, Liane.

    Take care & G♥d bless.

  14. I didn’t realize how healthy bananas were, great article.

  15. Nice piece. How do the non-cultivated bananas stack up nutritionally to the cultivated ones?
    Thanks,
    Clay

  16. Wonderful. You told about banana in artistic way.

  17. Great article. Bananas have always been a part of my diet. I know so much more about them now.
    I love nectarines too.

  18. Brilliant articule. I love bananas and shall try them without pouring gallons of custard over them. Thanks.

  19. My whole family loves Banana!! Thanks for this informative article.

  20. I hadn’t eaten a banana for about 40 years when I met my wife. She encouraged me to eat them, and I have one every day now.

  21. Oh how I wish I could eat a banana, I haven’t had one in years and I miss them. I am on restricted potassium and that’s only one of the favorites I can’t have.

  22. bananas are eaten by men,
    and they gain weight,

    women love bananas for other reasons………

  23. i need a extra boost of energy without the meal…i’ll try it if i can remember it.

  24. Great information – we always make banana cake with the last couple left of the bunch.

  25. Excellent! That was great advices about Nutrition/Health-care. Lovely article. Nicely done and well written 2. I LOV it..I liked banana 2..Thanx 4 sharing..keep it up

  26. What a wonderful article,
    very informative, great advice.
    Not a big fan of bananas
    but perhaps I will have to give them another try!

  27. I love banana’s because they’re so filling.

  28. Good run down, very informative. I like how ytou point out there packaging is bio degradable.

  29. Excellent article!

  30. I will start to eat at least one banana everyday.

  31. Cavendish banana is grown in at least 30,000 hectares in our place here in Davao del Norte, Philippines. Its is bought from for export for about US$3.36 to as low as US$2.94 per box of 13.4 kilo grams.

  32. Bananas are one of my favorite fruits…

  33. Bananas contain a high dose of potassium – an essential ingredient to keep your heart and nervous system in good shape. Potassium is essential for proper muscle contraction and hence plays an important role in muscle-influenced activities including: the normal rhythmic pumping of the heart, digestion, muscular movements, etc., Some studies have also linked low potassium intake to high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke.
    http://www.healthandsoul.com/banana-for-healthy-living.html

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