Spotlight: Bananas

B is for Bananas

Bananas are probably my favourite fruit. Creamy and satisfying, they’re the perfect self contained snack as well as being a wonderful topping for breakfast porridge or served with cream as a dessert. I particularly love to have a banana as a pre-workout snack.

🍌 Bananas are relatively low on the Glycaemic Index which means that they are unlikely to cause any huge blood sugar spikes in healthy individuals.

🍌 Bananas contain potassium which is thought to help reduce the risk of heart disease.

🍌 An average banana contains 20% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 enables the body to use and store energy and nutrients from food. It also helps the body form haemoglobin, which is the substance that carries oxygen around the body.

🍌 Bananas contain 6% of your daily recommended amount of magnesium. Magnesium is thought to relieve inflammation, help prevent migraines and enhance quality of sleep. It also plays a part in the contraction and relaxation of muscles so can be useful if you tend to suffer from cramps.

🍌The combination of Magnesium and Vitamin B6 is thought to alleviate symptoms of PMS.

Banana! – Stuart the Minion

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