Bananas contain tryptophan, serotonin and norepinephrine, which help alleviate depression. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, the B vitamins found help to calm and soothe the nervous system. B6 also alleviates the symptoms of irritability and sleeplessness.
Recent studies have shown the skin of bananas and flesh directly under have extremely high antioxidant activity and help prevent against cancer. High in potassium which give many other benefits, these include:
Stomach Ulcers They contain a compound called as protease inhibitor which protects the stomach from unfriendly bacteria which cause stomach or gastrointestinal disturbances and have an antacid effect.
Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels responsible by vitamin B6, great after a good workout as the simple sugars assist in speedy work.
Menstrual Cramps due to the high potassium content.
PMS due to high B6 content.
Bone health again from high potassium levels.
Intestinal Health short chain fatty acids improve the nutrient absorption as they are essentially needed by the cells lining the intestinal tract to stay healthy.
Kidney Stones Bananas reduce the risk.
Fluid Retention from potassium levels.
Reduce sweet cravings by stabilizing blood sugar quickly when hungry and eliminating the desire for processed sugar snack attack.
In cases of extreme weight loss it can assist in establishing as its such a nutrient rich food.
Dry out Pimples by rubbing the inside of the peel on the affected spot.
As a hair moisturizing mask mash banana, mix with olive oil, leave for 30 minutes, rinse and wash as normal.
As a hand mask mash in mix with cream, pop some gloves on then wash off, smells good too.
Skin Irritations can also be helped by rubbing the peel on the skin it can assist psoriasis, eczema in some and even mosquito bites.
Freeze them and cook with them the darker and squish-ier the better for cooking.
Modern up the Classic old banana split with some golden milk icecream, toasted almonds, chai seeds and caramelised honey.
Sticky banana & date pudding with maple syrup and creamed ricotta.
Tempura bananas with toasted seeds, coconut and lime dipping sauce.
Muffins with Banana, cream cheese, cooked pear barley and cacao nibs.
“So remember the Banana is beneficial not boring, just don’t go bananas”