The humble banana might actually prevent heart-attacks

Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious in taste too. It does not just gives a great taste but also have benefits in digestion, heart health and weight loss.

But now it has been found bananas can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to a study. As such, the vital mineral is thought to help prevent heart attacks and strokes in humans. However eating too much can cause stomach ache, nausea and diarrhoea.

The scientists found that potassium in the fruit combats the hardening and narrowing of arteries. Other good sources of potassium include parsnips, seeds, fish and poultry.

Official advice is to consume 3,500mg of potassium each day, a quarter of which could be met by eating two bananas.