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Bananas

"Health benefits"

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Nature's perfect "on-the-go" food

I know people who stopped eating bananas because they say they have too much sugar.

The reality is that the sweet taste of bananas can help reduce cravings for processed sugar and other unhealthy sweet snacks.

Bananas are high in potassium and can help lower blood pressure. They're also rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They're a great source of iron, which helps fight anemia.

Bananas are perfectly packaged to take for a snack on the run. And they come in their own perfect, biodegradable packaging!

Did you know: many people use banana peels to whiten their teeth. Really. Rub the inside of a banana peel on the surface of your teeth for two minutes twice a day before brushing. You should see results in about two weeks.

Here's some more great info about bananas.