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Creamy, rich, and sweet, bananas are a favorite food for everyone from infants to elders. Sports enthusiasts appreciate the potassium-power delivered by this high energy fruit. Bananas containing three natural sugars -- sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Bananas are one of our best sources of vitamin B6, fiber, potassium - an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function - and magnesium. Since the average banana contains a whopping 467 mg of potassium and only 1 mg of sodium, a banana a day may help to prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis . No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

Because of the convenience of eating and the high nutritional value it has, the banana is also recommended as a post-exercise snack. Our body, which loses vitamins and minerals during long periods of exercise, can help to be restored by the simple banana.

 

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