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Banana: Experts weigh in on health benefits, nutrition facts, and more

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 6 days ago Iyanuoluwa Oyetunji, Master of Science in Medicine, specialization in Human Nutrition and Lucía Ramos, Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
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Perspective from Iyanuoluwa Oyetunji

Benefits

  • Banana is a good source of several vitamins including Vitamin B6 and C. Vitamin B6 helps in the metabolism of macronutrients. Vitamin C is vital to immune activity. These benefits may be derived from consuming banana.
  • Banana helps to regulate blood pressure. Bananas are known to be a source of potassium in the body. A medium sized banana may provide about 10% of the recommended daily value.

Possible Side Effects

  • Overconsuming banana may result in high levels of blood potassium. This may be a source of concern with people blood pressure issues. Banana should be consumed moderately in these individuals.

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Perspective from Lucía Ramos

Benefits

  • Banana is a good source of potassium which could help lower blood pressure.
  • Banana provides high quality energy with carbohydrates and fiber.

Possible Side Effects

  • Individuals with serious renal disease should control banana consumption, because of the potassium contain.

Banana: How much should you eat? Experts weigh in.

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This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.
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