Why eat fresh fruit?
You don’t need us to tell you that eating more fruit and veg is good for you. They provide lots of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need and they are an essential part of a balanced diet.
Focus on bananas
By clicking over to our pineapple or melon sections you can find out more about their particular health benefits - did you know that a fresh pineapple face pack can help reduce wrinkles! But in this section, we’d like to focus on bananas - well, they’re not Europe’s favourite fruit for nothing! They taste good, they’re brimming with vitamins and minerals and they’re crammed full of natural carbohydrates and fibre. We are biased of course, but if they were discovered tomorrow the humble banana would be marketed as a ‘superfood!’ It’s perfect for all ages too!
Food for thought
Clearly, eating a few more bananas isn’t going to change your life, but a banana does have amazing properties. Although, in all these cases the effect is small, we highlight them to urge you to discover more and re-enforce our biased view that bananas are simply amazing!
Eating certain foods and maintaining a balanced diet can help improve concentration. Researchers single out bananas in particular, claiming that they increase energy and alertness, lower blood pressure and even make people feel happier!
Bananas are a particular favourite amongst sports people because of the banana’s unique combination of vitamins, carbohydrates and potassium. Bananas are also rich in carbohydrate - an important source of energy for athletes - and have significantly higher levels than any other fruit. That’s why many professional athletes, tennis players and sports people use bananas before, after and during their events.
It is widely recommended that we eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day. But what counts as a portion?