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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipes

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Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, K, Beta-carotene, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Chromium, Tryptophan, Manganese with small amounts of Copper, Iodine and Iron, all important in keeping our bodies healthy. Ripe bananas were also found to contain serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.

Although bananas are commonly thought to supply exceptional potassium content, it actually is relatively low compared to some other common foods such as beans, milk, apricots, carrots, bell peppers and sweet potatoes.

Banana ingestion may affect dopamine production in people deficient in the amino acid tyrosine, a dopamine precursor present in bananas. Individuals with a latex allergy may experience a reaction to bananas.

Bananas are said to have many other uses, for example:

1) Mosquito bites:  Rub the affected area with the underside of the banana skin.

2) Warts:  Take a small piece of banana skin, place underside on the wart and secure with a plaster.

3) Run out of boot polish? Try this, rub the inside of the banana skin directly onto the shoe and polish with a dry cloth.

Banana Juice Nutritious

We’re understandably partial to banana smoothies. And we’ve collected our favorite banana smoothie recipes in one convenient place. Try one. Or try them all to your wellness.

Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.

Eating a hearty breakfast is known to help kick-start your metabolism, so why not give your body an extra boost by making this good-for-you smoothie part of your morning routine? Packed with B vitamins and magnesium, Bananas help boost metabolism.

Eating Oranges cut a considerable amount of calories from the diet. It also keeps the body well hydrated.

Potassium relaxes the blood vessels and reduces blood pressure.It also reduces the presence of stress hormones in the body which helps in reducing the symptoms of anxiety.

Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6.B vitamins help break down homocysteine—an amino acid that at high levels is related to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats, which have been scientifically proven to help lower blood pressure levels.

Bananas contain high amounts of rutin, a compound that complements the activity of vitamin C and possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. It also helps to maintain strong, flexible blood vessels

Flavanols an anti-inflammatory and heart protective antioxidant found in raw cacao may protect against cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of stroke, and help improve blood circulation

Acai is very high in Vitamin C and ellagic acid, and thus help to boost immunity.

Oranges contain Vitamin A plays important roles in red blood cell production. Red blood cells are derived from stem cells are dependent on vitamin A for differentiation into red blood cells. Vitamin A also aids in the mobilization of iron from storage sites to be incorporated into hemoglobin, the pigment that carries oxygen.

Abundant in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, Coconut is packed with more Potassium, Calcium, and Chloride, which makes it a better choice to re-hydrate, replenish and boost the body's energy levels after any strenuous activity or workout. 

Bananas are among the most convenient food sources of potassium. This mineral is essential for maintaining proper heart function and regulating normal blood pressure.

Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6.B vitamins help break down homocysteine—an amino acid that at high levels is related to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

One cup of almond milk contains only 60 calories, as opposed to 146 calories in whole milk, 122 calories in 2 percent, 102 calories in 1 percent, and 86 calories in skim. It makes for a great substitute that will help you lose or maintain your current weight.

Although almond milk only contains 1 gram of protein per serving, it contains plenty of B vitamins such as iron and riboflavin, both important for muscle growth and healing. 

Stinging nettle is: diuretic, astringent, pectoral, anodyne, tonic, rubefacient, styptic, anthelmintic, nutritive, hermetic, anti-rheumatic, anti-allergenic, decongestant, expectorant, anti-spasmodic, and anti-histamine, anti-lithic/lithotrophic, herpetic, galactagogue, and an anti-histamine.

Warding off heart disease. The blueberry's fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fiber in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.

Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

As the name suggests, raspberry ketone comes from the fruit and is, in fact, the primary compound responsible for a raspberry's sweet smell.

Hemp Seeds are a perfect and natural blend of easily digested proteins, essential fats (Omega 3 & 6), Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), antioxidants, amino acids, fiber, iron, zinc, carotene, phospholipids, phytosterols, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorus, and enzymes. All amino acids essential to optimum health are found in Hemp Seeds, including the rarely found Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA).

Bananas are among the most convenient food sources of potassium. This mineral is essential for maintaining proper heart function and regulating normal blood pressure.

Blend all ingredients until smooth. The many antioxidants in this smoothie will mop up cell-damaging free-radicals produced by stress.

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

Papaya fruit is a rich source of valuable proteolytic enzymes, such as papain, chymopapain, caricain and glycyl endopeptidase, that can greatly aid in the digestive process. This is especially true of meals that contain meat or other concentrated forms of protein.

Full of vitamin C, fiber, and complex carbohydrates, an apple can deliver a boost of energy and stabilize blood sugar.

Peanut butter is chock-full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. A recent study found that insulin-resistant adults who ate a diet high in monos had less belly fat than people who ate more carbohydrates or saturated fat.

Prickly pear has been used in Mexico to treat diabetes for over 1,000 years, and is one of the most used natural products in Central America.

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