Bananas - Good For Your Heart
Did you know that Chiquita® Bananas are good for your heart?
- According to the National Academy of Sciences, diets rich in potassium and low in sodium may reduce your risk of high blood pressure and stroke. At about 400mg per finger, Chiquita® Bananas are an excellent source of potassium.
- The Food and Drug Administration says diets rich in fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease. Chiquita bananas supply 3 grams of fiber per serving. That's 12% of the Daily Recommended Allowance.
- Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6. According to the American Heart Association, B vitamins help break down homocysteine—an amino acid that at high levels is related to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.