Manganese in bananas is good for your skin!
Ever wondered what goodness is in a banana? Other than being rich in vitamin B6, bananas are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre and manganese.
Bananas are also fat-free, cholesterol-free and virtually sodium-free. So what do these mean for your health?
Ms Peggy Tan, Dietitian, Tiong Bahru Community Health Centre explains why bananas are good for you and when you should eat them.
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Vitamin B6 from bananas is easily absorbed by your body and a medium-sized banana can provide about a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needs.
Vitamin B6 helps your body:
Vitamin B6 is also good for pregnant women as it helps meet their baby’s development needs.
You may not associate bananas with vitamin C but a medium-sized banana will provide about 10% of your daily vitamin C needs.
Vitamin C helps:
Continue reading to find out the rest of the health benefits of bananas.
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This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
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