Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bananas and Potassium

Bananas are good for you!

Bananas is a super way to get much needed potassium. One banana has 422 mg of potassium, that's a little less than 1/2 a gram.

Some have associated a lack of potassium for getting nocturnal leg cramps. It is being studied that bananas may help in preventing them by adding them to your diet. If you have ever woken up to the piercing leg cramp pain in the middle of the night you will know what I mean. They are quite painful. Dehydration can cause them because of the lack of potassium in the body.

Potassium stimulates muscles, nerves and brain cells they can help reduce high blood pressure and stroke.
After age 19 it is recommended to get 4.7 g/day.  The food and drug administration says that eating diets rich in fiber will reduce your chance of heart attack. So what are you waiting for. Add a banana a day to keep that doctor away!
If you don't like bananas there are plenty other vegetables and fruits to choose from figs having the highest levels in them. Try dates, prunes,  avocado, lima beans, kiwi, oranges or mango to name a few.

Try these Nutella coated bananas, they are quite addicting!  Click Here for the Recipe


  1. I knew this one!

  2. I love bananas, but no one else in my family will eat them. So I buy my 2 bananas a week.


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