People argue about whether bananas are good for you or not. Some say they're healthy, others say they might make you gain weight or have tummy troubles.

Bananas are those yellow fruits you see at the store. They come from special tropical plants.

The most common type of banana in the U.S. and Europe is the sweet and mild Cavendish banana. But there are other kinds, like green plantains, red bananas, and Lady Finger bananas.

Bananas are packed with good stuff your body needs, like vitamins and minerals.

A medium-sized ripe banana has about 110 calories and almost no fat. It has a bit of protein, lots of carbs, some natural sugar, fibre, and plenty of potassium.

Bananas might help keep your heart and tummy healthy and could even help with weight control.

Some folks wonder if bananas make your blood sugar go up, but they actually have a low impact because of their special kind of carbs.

To keep bananas fresh, don't put green ones in the fridge, but you can put ripe ones there to make them last longer.

You can use bananas in lots of recipes, from fruit salads to baking, and even make a healthy ice cream-like treat.

Believe it or not, banana peels have good stuff in them too and can help with things like healing wounds and taking care of your skin. So, bananas are useful inside and out!


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