Going bananas over bananas

Here’s the low-down on bananas.
 
Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose, and glucose combined
with fiber.  Thus one banana gives you an instant and sustained amount of energy
unlike coffee.  
 
If you like to work-out, two bananas will provide enough energy for a high-impact
90-minute workout.  This is why most athletes eat bananas.
 
But bananas do not only supply energy.  If added daily to your diet, bananas
can help to prevent and overcome a number of different illnesses and health conditions.
 
Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein found in turkey meat and also
oatmeal.  This type of protein when consumed gets converted into serotonin
which is known to help you sleep, relax, and improve your mood which can
help with people who have mood disorders, depression, and PMS for women.
 
Bananas are also high in iron which stimulates the hemoglobin in blood which
helps to distribute oxygen to the body’s cells.
 
Bananas are known for its high potassium levels making it great for those
who suffer from high blood pressure.  Potassium is a vital mineral that sends
oxygen to the brain, normalizes our heart rate, and balances the body’s water intake
which makes it a great food for stress as well since when we are stressed
our metabolic rates increase.
 
Overall bananas are also high in fiber and the vitamin B family.  It is known for
helping with constipation, heartburn, morning sickness, ulcers, and hangovers.  
 
I don’t really enjoy eating bananas alone as I prefer to use bananas in my smoothies 
and I make a chocolate banana pudding.
 
Banana Chocolate pudding
 
2 avocados
1-2 bananas
1/2 C cacao powder
1/2 C carob powder
1 C agave nectar
1 vanilla bean (ground) or 1-2 t vanilla flavoring
pinch of salt
 
Add the avocados and one banana to a food processor.  Gradually add the cacao
powder, carob powder, agave nectar, vanilla bean or the vanilla flavoring and a
pinch of salt as the processor is running.  Process it until you get a smooth, creamy
texture and garnish with extra slices of banana.  

 

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