Tag: bananas


Are You Getting Enough Potassium?

Potassium is found naturally in many foods and as a supplement. Its main role in the body is to help maintain normal levels of fluid inside our cells. Sodium, its counterpart, maintains normal fluid levels outside of cells. Potassium also helps muscles to contract and supports normal blood pressure. Adults should consume at least 4,700 milligrams of potassium per day. […]


Shaw Seeks To Make The Use Of Bananas Mandatory In Schools’ Nutrition Program

Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw is seeking to make the use of bananas mandatory for all schools in their nutrition program. This move will not only offer children better nutrition but also reduce the import bill on flour and rice. The Minister stated that schools would be offered the bananas at a reduced cost. Mr. Shaw lamented the country’s high food […]