Because of the antioxidant properties of vitamin C – it’s the big-name citrus fruits that normally get all the anti-aging praise, but bananas are a simple and surprising way to fight off aging as well. Besides the potassium content they’re known for, bananas are also rich in vitamin C (yes, really) and phytochemicals that release serotonin and norepinephrine – the body’s own mood elevators. Just one banana also contains 20% of the daily recommended value for Vitamin B6 (a natural energizer) and 16% of the daily recommended value of fiber. Need more reasons why it’s not bananas to use this super-fruit to combat aging? How about the fact that bananas minimize calcium loss and keep bones young and strong? They also help regulate blood sugar with a relatively low glycemic index in comparison to other fruits, they enhance immune function, they’re easy to digest, they’re inexpensive, they don’t need refrigeration, they come in their own travel pack (which is biodegradeable), and you can find them almost year-round in all parts of the country. How a-peel-ing.