Health gurus are going “bananas” for bananas! When any creature naturally relies on or gravitates toward a specific food, you can be sure Mother Nature has a hand in it. And monkeys and other primates, and their love for bananas, is no exception.
So, why do primates actually love their bananas so much? Well, it’s safe to say they don’t likely convene daily to discuss the nutritional value of this common fruit with their fellow primates. It’s more likely, in fact, probable, that they simply just know—innately—that their bodies need them. And just like our primate cousins, humans can also gain a lot from simply eating three bananas a day, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.