If you suffer from dry eyes, the remedy is sweeter than you think!
So much so, it reminded us of Jaclyn’s Banana Dolphins from our annual Strawberry Tea last June.
People suffering from dry eye symptoms tend to have low levels of potassium and other minerals in their bodies. The answer is to top up on foods rich in these vital minerals. You can find them in almonds, pecans, raisins, dates, figs, avocados and, of course, bananas!
The mighty banana is a good all round fruit to eat for its health benefits. Potassium helps maintain healthy heart function and the balance of sodium and water in the body.
Bananas contain 12% of the recommended daily dose of potassium.
Potassium helps the kidneys excrete excess sodium, thereby contributing to healthy blood pressure. If you’re taking diuretics, which combat sodium and water retention but also strip potassium from the body, eat a banana a day to top up your reserves!
If you’re looking for some creative ways to eat your bananas, why not try these Baked Banana Custard Pots they make for delicious desserts! Or if you’re short of time, try these Banana Almond Yoghurt Pots – yum!