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Hidden Benefits of 3 Foods You Eat Every Day

It's no surprise that bananas, green tea, and milk are packed with vitamins and nutrients. But these fast facts may just surprise you.
 

Learning Benefits

Bananas

Benefit: Lowers a child’s risk of asthmatic symptoms, such as wheezing.

How: The fruit contains water-soluble acids that may help to reduce inflammation in the body’s airways.

Says who: European Respiratory Journal

Green Tea

Benefit: Reduces “bad” cholesterol slightly in adults.

How: Compounds called catechins help to decrease cholesterol absorption in the body.

Says who: Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Milk

Benefit: Hydrates after exercise or playing sports.

How: The high carb and protein count helps with muscle and stamina recovery.

Says who: Researchers at McMaster University (Canada)

 



Plus:
4 Steps to Better Nutrition for Kids
Quiz: Is Your Child Getting the Right Nutrients?

Sources: Erik Nelson, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati

Photo Credit: Mark Lund

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