But perhaps there was more to the lockdown banana bread craze than just having time on our hands to stay home and bake… bananas can actually help us feel better if we’re struggling with stress, anxiety or depression. Check this out:
- Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
- Bananas are also high in potassium. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, reducing our potassium levels. These can be re balanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Check out our healthy banana bread recipe here!