So bananas ? They’ve been around for years hardly an exotic superfood! or is it ?

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Here are ten very good scientific reasons why you should add a banana or two to your diet.

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  1. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas
  2. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.
  3. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  4. Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD
  5. Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  6. Quitting smoking? Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium to speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal
  7. The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  8. Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  9. Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and night time leg cramps by eating a banana.

10. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.

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