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Bananas are incredibly healthy and delicious. They are among the most popular and nutritious health foods you can eat on earth. They are high in fiber and antioxidants. In particular, the nutrients found in bananas have been found to improve digestions and heart health.

But despite being a highly nutritious fruit, bananas have a reputation for being high in calories and carbs.1 medium sized banana contains about 105 calories and is made up of mostly water and carbs. To be exact, about 90% of the calories in banana comes from carbs, which equals to 27g of carbs in one medium banana.

Even though banana is a moderately high calorie fruit, bananas contain several important nutrients that are beneficial to your health.

Some of its amazing benefits are:

Kidney cancer

Banana is rich in Antioxidants like Vitamin C, E and beta-carotene that prevents damage of cell from free radicals.

In research, it was found that people eating a banana daily had less risk to get kidney cancer.

Reverses signs of ageing

The antioxidants in bananas helps fight stress and neutralize the free radicals in the body to reverse the signs of ageing. It also maintains proper health of the skin by rejuvenating the skin cells.

Bananas can act as mood enhancers or mild sedatives

 

Bananas contain tryptophan (although it’s not one of the major sources, a medium still contains about 10.6 mg of tryptophan). Tryptophan is one of the 20 amino acids which are building blocks of proteins. Tryptophan helps the body to produce serotonin – which has a calming effect on the brain (creates a stable mood) and acts as a mild sedative. It should be noted that the only way our our body gets its dose of tryptophan is through our diet – it does not produce tryptophan naturally. Bananas are one of the easiest ways to get it.

 

 Good for athletic performance

Bananas contain carbohydrates, which are broken down into glucose, the body’s main source of fuel. Eating carbohydrates prior to physical activity may help increase endurance.  Potassium is lost through sweat, and this decrease in potassium is linked to muscle cramps. Eating a banana during and/or after physical activity will replace lost potassium and restore carbohydrate stores. Remember, it is important to maintain hydration and replace other electrolyte levels as well.

Stronger Bones

Bananas are one of the best fruits for guaranteeing strong, healthy bones throughout your life. One of the best reasons for this is the presence of fructooligosaccharide, which is a prebiotic and eventually a probiotic, beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract that boosts the intake of minerals and nutrients by the body. Specifically, bananas are linked to increased absorption of calcium. Some bananas also possess short-chain fatty acids, which humans cannot absorb, but the organism that live in our stomach lining can consume those fatty acids, which increases their ability to absorb minerals like calcium. Calcium is the most important element in the production and regrowth of bone matter in the body, thereby reducing the chances of osteoporosis and natural weakness commonly linked to aging.

Loss of sleep is a common problem in our modern day society, affecting many individuals at some point in their lives.

Although occasional sleep interruptions are generally no more than a nuisance, ongoing lack of sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, emotional difficulties, poor job performance, obesity and a lowered perception of quality of life.

Insomnia is a condition involving difficulty sleeping at night that affects up to a third of the adult population and is associated with sleep deprivation. It is characterized by symptoms of daytime sleepiness and difficulty with concentration, memory and performing well at school or work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that anywhere from 50 million to 70 million U.S. adults have sleep disorders or wakefulness disorders (excessive sleepiness during the day). In fact, over a third of adult respondents to a 2009 nationwide study reported less than seven hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period (seven to nine hours per night are recommended).

There are various causes of insomnia and, as a result, sleep deprivation such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Neurotransmitter imbalances

  • Concurrent medical conditions

  • Stimulant medications

  • Psychiatric issues

  • Environmental factors

Some people also suffer from idiopathic insomnia and sleep deprivation, without a clear and identifiable cause.

Benefits Of Banana Tea

Drinking banana tea is highly recommended for people suffering from insomniadepression, chronic anxietylow immunity, poor metabolic function, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, digestive issues, obesity, inflammatory conditions and skin irritation, as well as those recovering from extended illness, surgery or an injury.

Bananas, especially the peels, contain potassium and magnesium. While magnesium helps prevent sleep disturbances, both magnesium and potassium work together to help relax muscles. In fact, magnesium is one of the best minerals for relaxation.

The dopamine and serotonin found in banana tea also help regulate stress hormone levels and boost mood, since they are the “good feeling” neurotransmitters. If you regularly suffer from anxiety or depression, adding banana tea to your daily diet might be exactly what you need.

How Do You Make Banana Tea?

Ingredients:

  • 1 organic banana (ends sliced off)
  • 6 cups of water (filtered)
  • Cinnamon or honey, to taste
  • Bring the water up to a boil in a stainless steel pot.
  • Add the banana to the boiling water.
  • Allow the banana to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain the tea.
  • Add the cinnamon or honey, and then enjoy!

All you need to do is cut off both ends of the banana and place it, peel and all, into boiling water. Boil it for around 10 minutes. Using a colander, pour the water into a mug. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle the cinnamon into the tea. Drink it one hour before bed time.

As another option, you can also peel and eat a boiled banana with cinnamon sprinkled on it the next day if you’d like.

Avoid the medications that you can take to treat your sleep deprivation. Instead try this easy, simple recipe that can help you sleep in a natural way.

Bananas have a distinct shape and a firm but creamy flesh inside a thick, inedible peel. While people think of bananas as having yellow skin, their color changes from green (under ripe) to yellow (ripe) to brown (overripe).

Although it looks like a tree, the banana is actually a plant. The banana plant grows up to 15 meters and belongs to the same family as the lily and orchid. Bananas grow in clusters of 50-150, with individual bananas grouped in bunches known as ‘hands’ of 10-20 at a time.

Bananas are mainly rich in carbohydrates and considered a healthy source of starch, but the carbohydrate composition of the fruit changes as the fruit ripens.

Bananas also have fiber, which makes it a delicious and filling snack.

A single medium-sized banana (118 grams) contains about 105 calories, which has crabs, water, some protein, and almost no fat.

A medium-sized banana contains approximately 9% potassium, 11% vitamin C, 33% vitamin B6, 14% manganese, 10% copper, and 8% magnesium of the recommended dietary intake (RDI) along with a range of antioxidants.

You can also get significant amounts of vitamin A, iron, zinc, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, and selenium.

Some of their benefits are:

  • Bananas can give you a fantastic boost of energy

  • Bananas can help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

  • Ulcers Beaters

  • Improve Your Mood and Reduces Your Stress

Some of the best banana diet drinks that you can make for yourself are:
 Belly Burner

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana

  • 1 orange

  • ½ cup defatted yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder

  • 2 tablespoons flax-seed

  • 2 tbsp whey protein

Simply mix all the ingredients in a blender. Mix shortly and drink this juice in the morning on an empty stomach. Before that, drink a glass of lukewarm water.

Banana Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend them for 2-4 minutes. Get a smooth consistency and if the drink is too thick you can always add water.

Banana And Forest Fruits

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana

  • 1 cup blueberries, raspberries or cranberries

  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated

Similar to the banana spinach drink, place all these ingredients in a blender and blend until they are all blended together well.

 

Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 frozen banana

  • 1 tablespoon homemade fat free chocolate syrup

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

  • 1 large handful ice

This is probably the tastiest drink of them all, but it is also packed with natural proteins.

Prepare it the same way as the other smoothies.

 

There’s no better way to start the day then with a satisfying, yummy serving of blended fruits and vegetables. They have a ton of nutrition as well as protein and lots of fiber.

After eating a healthy breakfast smoothie in the morning, you won’t feel heavy or bloated compared to a “traditional” breakfast with eggs, meats, and carbs.

You will go into the day with a positive mental boost knowing you’ve started the day right, and as a bonus, your weight loss goals are often easier to achieve.

The common cold is easily passed around and you can experience coughing, sinus congestion, aches, or you can even develop bronchitis. While you can help remedy your cough with herbal teas like lemon, ginger, chamomile, or Echinacea, there is one natural mixture you need in your life.

When you cough, your body is naturally trying to clear up your respiratory system. Coughing indicates that there is something wrong inside your airways. For instance, the airways can become inflamed and lead to long lasting respiratory issues that damage lung tissue. Most people resort to cold and flu medications when they or their children have a cough or cold, but these medications can actually have negative effects on organs.

Coughs are reaction of the body when it is trying to clean up the central highway of the respiratory system. Coughing is sign that there is something wrong inside your body, and at most patients it occurs as a result of common cold, flu or bronchitis.Bronchitis is medical condition that occurs when the airways become clogged and when an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes.

Here is a simple recipe to prepare this mixture and get rid of your cough and bronchitis:

You will need two ripe bananas, 2 tablespoons honey and 400 ml of boiling water.

First peel the bananas and put them in a pot. Mash the bananas with a fork or a spoon and once you have done that put the boiling water in. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes. Once it has cooled down put two tablespoons of honey in. It is very important to put the honey in once the mixture is cold so that honey doesn’t lose any of its heat sensitive antioxidants. Place this mixture in a sealed container and use 100 ml 4 times a day. Use the remedy 5 days in a row, making a new batch every day.

HONEY PROPERTIES

Honey as expectorant is used in home remedies since ancient times. It is proved that it has strong bactericidal qualities and rich in organic acids which prevent growth of bacteria. It is used in different ways as medication. Most common way is consumption of the honey, sometimes it is used for preparation of syrups and also often is used for making inhalation.

BANANA PROPERTIES

Treatment of non-productive cough which is caused by an inflammatory disease is based on the goal of turning it into a productive (wet) cough. For this purpose are used all types of expectorants. Better for health and body are natural kinds. Dry cough can be cured with the help of such natural expectorant as bananas. They expand the bronchi, activate the respiratory system and liquefy viscous mucus in such a way speeding up recovery.

The remedy from bananas is not only effective and organic but also very tasty.

Appreciate nature more and always turn to it for more beneficial remedies! As always if you have serious symptoms of cough and bronchitis please consult your doctor.