Bananas: A Superfood for Great Health

fruit2_142376698Did you know that bananas are truly a superfood that can positively impact your health?

I love bananas, they have so many health benefits! They are a rich source of potassium, containing 400 mg of potassium in one medium size banana. Potassium helps to regulate the electrical system of the heart. It supports heart health, strong nerve conduction and lowers blood pressure. Potassium helps to prevent muscle spasm and promotes healthy muscle tone.

Potassium also promotes dense, strong bones in both adults and children. They are especially beneficial for women who are in their midlife and older years and are at higher risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. Bananas are also a good source of other essential nutrients including vitamin C, B-6, manganese and fiber. They help to decrease your risk of developing kidney stones and lower your risk of kidney cancer.

Bananas are often one of the first solid foods introduced into a baby’s diet because of their easy digestibility and are very helpful for healing infant diarrhea. They promote healthy digestion in adults and children, because of their content of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) that promotes the growth of healthy bacteria, called probiotics, in our intestinal tracts.

Bananas are a great food to incorporate into your daily diet or a juicing and detoxification diet for increased health and wellness! Love, Dr. Susan

To learn more about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables and the benefits of a juicing and detoxification diet, see my book, Dr. Susan’s Juice Fasting and Detoxification Diets

About the Author

Best selling author and national speaker Dr. Susan has sold over 2 million books on health & wellness. She has appeared on numerous national and regional radio and television shows and has been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. She has Served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine and taught in their Division of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Richards became an ordained Christian minister in 2009 and, within a year, she began doing hospital ministry in the ICU's, critical care and rehabilitation units in the San Francisco area community three times a week. Her ministry is based on the supernatural healing power of God and Jesus Christ and she has seen many miraculous healings of seriously ill patients. The ministry receives over 20,000 prayer requests for healing each week which are answered by their faithful and devoted prayer team. She is currently developing the first Medical and Health Ministry Training Program of Supernatural Healing in the United States. Her medical ministry is at