Quite Possibly, the Worlds Perfect Food.
Bananas are one of nature's best energy
sources. They help satisfy you when you're hungry. Eating a banana helps you meet your
daily requirement of five fruits and vegetables. Whether you're watching your weight, or
just trying to eat right and be healthy, Chiquita bananas are convenient, portable and a
perfect part of your diet.
There's more. Chiquita bananas are the perfect
post-exercise snack. During strenuous physical activity, your body loses important
vitamins, like B6 and C, as well as minerals like potassium. A banana helps replace these
nutrients and helps you maintain your peak performance. Now you know why marathon runners
and bikers eat bananas after a race. Even if you're not in a race, a banana can give you
the energy to get through a busy day!
It's also proven that low-fat diets rich in vegetables
and fruits may reduce the risk of some types of cancer. Bananas are a perfect part of a
good diet that can help you live longer and healthier.
- Bananas have no fat, cholesterol or sodium.
- A medium-sized banana has 110 calories.
- A single banana supplies 20% of the U.S. Recommended
Daily Allowance of B6, and 11% of potassium.
- According to the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA), eating foods rich in potassium and
low in sodium may help reduce the risk of high-blood pressure and stroke.
- Chiquita bananas are certified by the American Heart Association when eaten as
part of a low-fat, balanced diet.
- A diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables may
reduce your risk of some cancers.