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Bananas

Bananas can help protect against ulcers, indigestion, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue and other disorders. Because of their impressive potassium content, bananas are highly recommended by doctors for patients whose potassium is low. One large banana, about 9 inches in length, packs 602 mg of potassium and only carries 140 calories. That same large banana even has 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. A banana has 2 mgs of sodium. There are 36 grams of carbs in a large banana.

Bananas are also have calcium and phosphorus for healthy skin, teeth and bones. They also have as high a pectic fiber content as apples good for cholesterol levels.

Bananas offers 123 I.U. of vitamin A for the large size. A full range of B vitamins are present with .07 mg of Thiamine, .15 mg of Riboflavin, .82 mg Niacin, .88 mg vitamin B6, and 29 mcg of Folic Acid. There are even 13.8 mg of vitamin C. On the mineral scale Calcium counts in at 9.2 mg, Magnesium 44.1 mg, with trace amounts of iron and zinc.

Something not widely known about bananas is they have chromium, a micromineral that helps metabolize fatty acids and cholesterol.

Putting all of the nutritional figures together clearly shows the banana is a fairly healthy fruit. It has the highest mineral content of any fruit other than strawberries.

The banana plant is classified as the world’s largest herb.

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