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Are bananas good for heart health?

Do bananas help to keep your heart healthy ?

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Banana, cavendish, peeled, raw
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 2.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 346 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 19.6 g 7%
Dietary Fibre 2.4 g 9%
Sugars 12.8 g
Protein 1.4 g 3%

Vitamin A   64 IU 1%
Folate   33 mcg 8%
Vitamin C   4 mg 4%
Vitamin D   ~ IU 0%
Calcium   5.0 mg 1%
Iron   0.3 mg 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Yes! Bananas are a heart-healthy food when eaten as part of a low-fat balanced diet. Although many factors contribute to heart health, bananas are a good source of potassium, essential to the health of your heart and nervous system. Potassium is needed for proper muscle contraction and your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body. Some studies have also shown that low potassium is linked to high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke. Instead of an apple a day, a banana a day may do a better job of keeping the doctor away.

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