Do you like bananas? If you think bananas are boring, think again. They are so good for you!
Got to admit the reason I like bananas is because they are sweet. And soft, easy to chew.
You see I’m addicted to sugar and kind of lazy…
Got to share what I found on facebook: The 8 amazing benefits of bananas! Admittedly, I don’t smoke but there are definitely more reasons to have bananas more often now:).
Bananas supply proper carbohydrates necessary to replace the muscle glycogen ( muscle sugar) used.
High in potassium, banana help the body’s circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain, helping maintain regular heartbeat and proper water balance.
Bananas contain vitamin B6. This vitamin regulates blood glucose levels and helps in times of stress and helps to suppress cranky moods.
Potassium – packed fruit helps learning because it makes the pupils more alert. Students find that they have more brain power and do better on exams when they eat bananas at breakfast and lunch.
Bananas are high in soluble fiber which helps stop constipation and helps to restore and maintain regular bower function
Bananas release a mood regulating substance called tryptophoan which is converted to serotonin in the brain and thus elevates mood and makes us happier.
Help Smokers Quit
Bananas contain B vintamins and other minerals that lessen the effects of nicotine withdrawal both phsically and psychologically.
Bananas are rich in iron too and can help individuals with anemia. Iron rich foods, such as bananas help stimulate production of hemoglobin in the blood.
Also found this smoothie recipe so I’m sharing it here too:
Creamy Banana & Avocado Smoothie Recipe
(use organic ingredients where possible)
- 2 bananas (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 avocado, stone and skin removed
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or any other milk)
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon bee pollen
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (optional)
- Handful of ice
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed for half a minute until you reach a smooth consistency.
Well, I don’t have bee pollen (not even sure what it is) and vanilla paste but will put everything else and try it tomorrow morning!
Now back to you, do you have a great banana recipe to share?