In a recent release of the 2010 Gap Analysis done by the Produce for Better Health Foundation, they stated that the average American consumes only 43% of the recommended daily intake of fruit and 57% of vegetables. If we round both of those numbers, it means that Americans are only getting half of what they should in produce each day.
We are a fast food nation, and if prepared food is not available when we want it, we will opt for something less healthy. But one produce item tops all others for convenience. No wonder it is the top seller in produce departments nationwide. Bananas come in their own insulated carrying case that can easily be peeled off to reveal a delicous fruit treat.
Here’s some interesting information that US consumers might want to know about bananas, that go beyond convenience:
Fat – 0g
Cholesteral – 0g
Calories – 110/banana
Potassium – 400 mg
Dietary fiber – 4g
Bananas are good for your heart, nerves, kidney, bones and blood. There aren’t a lot of foods that can claim all of that. And when those bananas are organic, they’re not only eliminating any chance of harmful chemicals getting into the diet, they’re also protecting the health of the workers who grow them.
This is an interesting link that can give you more healthful info for shoppers. http://thetaoofgoodhealth.com/6-awesome-health-benefits-of-bananas-9/