Let's Go Bananas!

No, I'm not foreshadowing a title to a future Imagination Movers hit. Sometimes we feel like we're "going bananas" many days, but finding balance is key. Nutrients aid in many benefits including having more energy, higher metabolism (which helps weight control), prevention of illnesses, and generally keeping us healthy! Potassium is a great nutrient and helps with many health issues such as lowering blood pressure, reduction in risk of stroke and kidney stones to name a few. Which fruit has a high source of potassium? You guessed it...BANANAS! Here are:

8 BENEFITS OF BANANAS!

 

1. ENERGY:

supply proper carbohydrates necessary to replace muscle glycogen (muscle sugar) used

2. POTASSIUM:

helps the body's circulatory system, which gives more oxygen to the brain

3. PMS:

high levels of B6, which regulates blood glucose levels (helping reduce cramps)

4. BRAIN POWER:

potassium packed fruits help the pupils become more alert, which causes higher brain power

5. IRON:

high iron levels help with anemia

6. HELPS SMOKERS QUIT:

contain B vitamins and other minerals that decrease the effects of nicotine

7. INCREASE HAPPINESS:

bananas release a mood regulating substance called "tryptophan" which is converted to serotonin in the brain that elevates our mood MAKING US HAPPIER!

8. BOWEL HEALTH:

high in soluble fiber, which helps stop constipation and aids in restoration of healthy bowel function

 Fruits have feelings too!

Fruits have feelings too!

Don't worry. If you're not a fan of bananas you can try other foods that are high in POTASSIUM such as beans, squash, avocados, fish, dark leafy greens, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes just to name a few.

Don't forget to Treat Ya' Self! :)