3. A Heart Healthy Choice
Heart health is a crucial consideration for many people. One medium-sized banana contains 9% of the RDI of potassium, which is essential for heart health and particularly blood pressure management. In fact, a potassium-rich diet has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease by 27%. Bananas are also a good source of magnesium, which is also good for the heart and as a bonus, potassium also helps to keep kidney health in check.