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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Peeling into the health benefits of bananas

a bunch of bananas on a table and sliced bananas in a cupWhat's yellow, weighs more than 25 pounds and is something you'll likely have eaten by the end of December?

The answer: a year's supply of bananas.

"The average American consumes 27 pounds of bananas per year," explains Angie Murad, a dietitian with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. "That averages out to 90 bananas per year."

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Angie Murad explains the many benefits of making bananas a part of a well-balanced diet. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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