Amazing Facts About Bananas You Won’t Believe

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Most of use take the bananas we eat everyday for granted as just an ordinary food that is convenient and tasty.  But did you know that the humble little banana you eat packs some powerful secrets most people have no clue about! Sit back and discover just how amazing your everyday banana really is. Click the “Next” button to begin.

1) Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas!

2) Banana’s are actually radioactive! Eating 50 bananas will give you the same dose of radiation as 1 dental x-ray.

3) Bananas are composed of 75% water.

4) Bananas can help prevent and cure hangovers.

5) Yellow bananas are actually a mutant strain that was discovered in 1836. Original bananas were  red and green

6) Slipping on bananas was an actual health hazard in the early 1900s.

7) Eating bananas is a natural cure to reduce the effects of stress and anxiety.

8) Bananas are picked being green and hard, then ethylene used to ripen on.

9) The fruits grow off the main stems in large clusters that can weigh over 100 pounds

10) Bananas contain a natural chemical (same as in Prozac) that can make a person happy

11) Just two bananas provide enough energy for an intense 90 minutes workout.

12) Bananas “trees” are actually the world’s tallest herbs. It can be as 20 ft tall. And they have no wooden stem.

13) A study says that women who eat bananas at time of conception are most likely to have a boy.

14) Bananas have no fat, cholesterol or sodium, but they have Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese, and Vitamin B6.

15) A cluster of bananas is called a hand. A single banana is called a finger.

16) Bananas are known to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as decrease your risk of getting cancer.

17) The Banana Club Museum in California houses 17,000  different banana items.

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