We have all heard the expression, “An apple a day will keep the doctor away”. We here at Sufrati have a new expression; “Stick with yellow when you are feeling drained and mellow!”

With their natural wrapping, Bananas are an easy and quick hunger fix.  Packed full of vitamins and minerals with only around 105 calories per banana, this makes it the perfect on the go snack for adults and children alike. Bananas have about 14 grams of natural sugar and no cholesterol, giving the energy boost many of us need between meals.

As an excellent source of potassium, bananas help maintain proper blood pressure thus helping with your over all heart health. In addition, the potassium helps fight muscle cramping after workouts or any strenuous activity. Because bananas are also high in fiber you can eat it knowing that you are actually burning fat in the process. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit among world's leading athletes. Yet, 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.
 
Vitamin B6, which reduces swelling that can lead to many obesity and diet-related illness, include heart disease, type II diabetes and even obesity, are found in high quantities in this wonder fruit. Vitamin B6 protects your body against infection and disease by aiding the production of white blood cells. High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so is helpful in cases of anemia. For those suffering from Heartburn, Bananas are a natural way to soothe an upset tummy by neutralizing over-acidity and reducing irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Feeling blue? Eat a banana! Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier. With all these great benefits, how could you not remember the simple saying, “Stick with yellow when you are feeling drained and mellow!” Stay healthy, be happy!