Most bananas are bright yellow, but some bananas are also green. Green bananas contain more resistant starch, which is great for digestion. They taste delicious and can instantly make any smoothie taste sweet, but do you know the amazing nutrition, health and beauty benefits of bananas? Bananas contain prebiotic fiber. This is what feeds the good bacteria in the microbiome of the gut. If your microbiome is off, this can lead to breakouts in the skin. Also, check out the key nutrient section for bananas, as well as the health nutrition facts.
Banana Nutrition Facts
KEY NUTRIENTS OF BANANAS
Potassium | Vitamin B6 | Vitamin C | Magnesium |Antioxidants | Flavonoids (Catechin) | Serotonin | Dopamine
NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN OF BANANAS
*Per 1 medium-sized banana.
- Fiber | 3.1 grams
- Carbohydrates 27 grams
- Vitamin C | 13% DV
- Potassium | 12% DV
- Vitamin B6 | 25% DV
- Manganese | 16% DV
- Copper | 10% DV
- Magnesium | 8% DV
Banana Eating Suggestions
Try to snack on a banana daily before or after a workout. Also, freeze extra bananas to add to smoothies for a creamy consistency and added nutrients. For breakfast, try adding sliced banana to your oatmeal.
You can naturally sweeten desserts with bananas to decrease the number of refined sugars. Try making “nice” cream by freezing bananas and blending it into a delicious tasting ice cream replacement. So, if you love bananas, try one of my delicious recipes, gluten-free healthy banana bread.
Let’s Discuss Nutrition, Beauty, and Health Benefits of Bananas!
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- High Content of Dopamine, a Strong Antioxidant, in Cavendish Banana Kazuki Kanazawa* and Hiroyuki Sakakibara Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2000 48 (3), 844-848 DOI: 10.1021/jf9909860