Is Banana Good for the Elderly?

Is Banana Good for the Elderly

Bananas are good for aging adults because they are easy to tolerate. Bananas also have several health benefits because they contain essential nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, copper, fiber, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.

Due to the high content of potassium, bananas help regulate blood pressure and heart rate. They can also improve gastrointestinal health because they contain fiber helpful in preventing constipation and regulating diarrhea.

In addition, bananas may boost mood, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve sleep.


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