Delicious and healthy bananas are my favorite fruit. They are great for making various desserts. How best to use them, I’ll tell you now. But first I want to describe a little the benefits of bananas.
Health Benefits of Bananas
Bananas are great for a healthy diet. These fruits contain a large amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that we need.
One medium banana (126 grams) contains:
- Calories 112
- Fat 0
- Carbohydrates 29 gr
- Fiber 3 gr
- Vitamin C – 12% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Copper 11% DV
- Potassium 10% DV
- Magnesium 8% DV
- Riboflavin 7% DV
- Folate 6% DV
- Niacin 5% DV
One medium-sized banana provides 3 grams of fiber. Contains a lot of water and carbohydrates. At the same time, it is low in protein and fat.
Bananas are also a source of antioxidants. This helps prevent damage to your cells caused by free radicals. And unripe bananas contain resistant starch. which acts as a prebiotic.
Bananas are also rich in pectin. Which can help regulate blood sugar levels.
Bananas are useful:
- To improve digestion
- For healthy kidney function
- To promote heart health
- Help regulate blood pressure
- Improve immunity
- May lower cholesterol levels
- May help prevent constipation
- May reduce appetite
I must also say that bananas are an excellent food for athletes. Because they contain easily digestible carbohydrates, as well as potassium and magnesium minerals.
As you can see, bananas are very beneficial for health. They can improve your digestion and promote heart health. Due to the content of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
They can also contribute to weight loss due to the presence of fiber.
Possible harm bananas
Bananas are healthy fruits. But excessive consumption can be harmful to health. You also need to take into account the individual characteristics of your body.
Healthy bananas. Application in desserts
Bananas are also the most convenient natural treat. They are great for adding to smoothies, yogurts, oatmeal. Bananas can be used instead of sugar as a sweetener in baking and desserts.
I would especially like to note that bananas have a dual purpose in cooking. First of all, they give sweetness. And of course, an unforgettable aroma. The aroma is especially pronounced in baking.
If you are making a no-bake dessert, it is advisable to add a tablespoon of lemon juice. So that after grinding in a blender, the banana puree does not darken.
And I must say that the desserts are very tasty and fragrant. I will be glad if you cook. And write your impression.
Be healthy and love yourself!