The average I pay at NTUC is $1.80 for a bunch of 5-6 bananas which my son love to eat every night. He takes one each night before going to to the toilet.
Beside the well known fact that bananas provide lots of fiber which helps in bowel movement, it is also a "happy fruit, really. It contains high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. So, it helps people to combat against depression, irritable moods and mood swings.
If you get a chance to look inside what a gym goer's bag contains, you wouldn't be surprised to see a few of these yellow bananas inside. These fitness buff know that it is an excellent pre-workout energy booster that is crucial for their workout session. In the Army, we were told to take more bananas before a long route march (20-40km) to prevent muscle cramps.
Hypertension rate (high blood pressure) is getting more common these day, especially the elderly people who seem to have a liking for food high in salt (my dad is one example). Banana comes to the rescue - it is high in potassium, low in salt and helps to prevent stroke and other heart-related illnesses.
Potassium can calm a person especially when he is nervous or stressed up - think project datelines, kids' exams/tests,etc. See picture above for a more detailed explanation of what potassium, this important mineral can offer to our body!
To avoid the bananas to turn bad especially in a hot humid weather here, you can put some away in a ziplock and freeze it. This frozen bananas can be stored up to 2-3 months and usually, I would use them for my smoothie , creating a healthy and wholesome breakfast to kickstart the day!
My own recipe :
Soy milk - home made - freshly made, unsweetened
Banana - frozen
Add chia seeds
Add moringa powder
I am thinking of experimenting to cook with bananas. Do you have one to share ?