7. They minimize bad cholesterol levels
If you’re dealing with high cholesterol levels, you already know that trans fats can raise your LDL (bad) levels. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, bananas have LDL cholesterol-lowering effects due to their compounds called phytosterols.
In addition to these amazing properties, bananas also contain vitamin B6, which is responsible for a wide range of benefits (from boosting heart and digestive health to improving nervous system function).
8. They promote good bone health
Despite the fact that bananas don’t have abundant amounts of calcium (less than one percent of your daily recommended intake), they can promote good bone health. How so?
Well… they strengthen your bones by boosting prebiotic fructooligosaccharides. Once they arrive in your digestive tract, fructooligosaccharides enhance your body’s natural ability to absorb calcium.