Help Customers Keep their Healthy New Year’s Resolutions with Banana Facts

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With the New Year upon us, many consumers will be starting 2016 with some healthy resolutions. Considering a large part of health consists of what you eat, grocery store managers may want to think about how different products are merchandised and displayed within their stores. January could be a good time to highlight additional fresh fruit and produce that will appeal to customers looking for healthy options. Organic bananas from Organics Unlimited and GROW are an important staple in a healthy diet and can be used for a variety of breakfast, snack and dessert recipes.

Nutrition is one of the highest deciding factors in food purchases. It is important, especially with produce, to inform your customers of what they are putting into their bodies. Mentioning how organic bananas can help your customers both physically and mentally can increase sales to customers concerned with health. As a terrific energy source to fuel our bodies and a natural promoter of healthy nervous systems, organic bananas are a great way to prepare for the new year.

Try utilizing some of the following nutrition facts in your organic banana merchandising during the month of January. Customers will enjoy learning more about how the foods they choose fuel their body and help them to uphold their healthy resolutions.

Potassium
It is widely known that potassium, which aids in kidney and bone health, is a huge benefactor when eating bananas, but there are many other nutrients that can be shared to help bring them into the spotlight.

Fiber
Bananas have 16% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of dietary fiber; this helps keep digestion regular and maintain low blood sugar.

FOS
There is also a high level of fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in bananas that promotes calcium absorption and nourishes healthy bacteria in the colon.

Vitamin B6
A single banana has an impressive 34% of the RDI of vitamin B6 which can act as an anti-inflammatory agent that helps ward off cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and obesity. Vitamin B6 is essential in helping the body produce hemoglobin, antibodies, immune response and maintain a proper blood/sugar ratio.

Typtophan
Bananas contain trace amounts of tryptophan, which helps the body produce serotonin that has a calming effect on the brain and helps stabilize moods.

You can find even more banana health facts in other articles on Organic Odes, such as 10 Banana Facts.

Have you merchandised organic produce as health foods in a successful way? Share your tips with Organics Unlimited by emailing us at organics@osterads.com.

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