Bananas are naturally cholesterol and fat free.  

Bananas are recognized for their high potassium content, with over 400 mg potassium in one medium-sized banana.   Potassium has been recognized to be necessary for good muscle and nerve function as well as for maintaining a healthy balance of body fluids.  Potassium in bananas can also help prevent muscle cramps after exercise.

Bananas contain a good amount of vitamin C.  One medium sized banana provides about 15 percent of your daily recommended amount.  Vitamin C boosts your cell health and immune system and encourages the absorption of other nutrients such as iron.

Bananas are a great source of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine). One medium sized banana supplies 35 percent of your daily B-6 requirement. Your body utilizes vitamin B-6 to grow new cells.

Bananas are a good source of manganese.  Manganese is essential for bone health and metabolism.

One banana has about 3 g of fiber.  Dietary fiber will help you feel fuller longer and keep your digestive processes performing smoothly.

Bananas deliver small amounts of other minerals and vitamins.  Bananas provide small quantities of iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in addition to vitamins A and E, carotene, folate and choline. Bananas also hold trace amounts of many amino acids.

Bananas are a great source of carbohydrates which your body uses as a main source of energy.

Plus, let's face it, they taste awesome.