Bananas aren’t just for monkeys. While you love your apples and peaches and oranges, don’t forget about the humble banana and its benefits. Once you know, you’ll not dare to turn your back on the yellow curvy fruit again.

Physical Benefits

Athletes like bananas for a reason. Eating a banana or two before a fitness workout provides you with enough energy and good blood sugar to sustain you throughout the activity. This also helps with muscle cramps, not to mention the counteract calcium loss when you pee. Also, because of its high iron and potassium content, it is a recommended fruit for those with anemia, heart problems, and many other kinds of diseases. It will help your liver and kidneys in process the food in the long run.

Emotional Benefits

Bananas have high levels of tryptophan. It is an amino acid that plays a big role in preserving in memory and boosting the mind. When tryptophan is when converted into serotonin, studies show that it will make you happier, perhaps even overcome depression. For the ladies, during PMS, your moods are improved by bananas because it regulates blood sugar and it relaxes the body.

These are just a few benefits. Bananas are considered to be the healthiest fruit. The next time you encounter a banana, tap yourself and be comforted in the fact that you are eating a healthy food. Perhaps we can say that one banana a day will keep the doctor away. Sorry, apple!