Why are Bananas Good For You?

4. Aid in Digestion

Bananas may be helpful for your digestion.  With 3.1 grams of fiber, they can improve digestion in a couple of ways.  Some studies suggest that the pectin found in bananas may protect against colon cancer.  The resistant starch in them goes undigested and ends up in the large intestine where it provides food for beneficial bacteria that promotes gut health.