What are the health benefits of eating bananas? Bananas are rich in potassium which makes people who eat them less prone to high blood pressure. Potassium is also important for heart health. Besides reducing sodium, getting more exercise and taking other important steps for heart health, eating bananas and other potassium rich foods like cantaloupe, peaches and oranges.
The average banana contains about 467 mg of potassium, plus lots of fiber. Eating bananas also helps your body absorb bone-building calcium.
Add bananas to cereal or yogurt or to your daily smoothie.