Pity the poor banana. It doesn’t have the sex appeal of an exotic name, like the kumquat, or an aggressive marketing campaign, like the pomegranate. No flood of articles on the anti-cancer effects of antioxidants has given it the boost the blueberry has seen. But the boring pantry staple has a lot going for it besides convenience, affordability, and the world’s best packaging. From the ability to soothe an upset stomach to helping undo the damage of that bag of potato chips you had with lunch, here are eight reasons why you should be reaching for bananas more often.