The following recipes have an ingredient in common: banana. Apart from being delicious, this beautiful fruit is an excellent source (alone from the starch content) of Potassium and Vitamin B6, and also fibre, vitamin C, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, fibre and protein.
Potassium helps to moderate blood sugar levels and lower the blood pressure while protecting against heart diseases. This fruits, also contain pectin (a fibre), that contributes to lower the cholesterol.
The high content of fibre that is present in fruits produces satiety and contributes to feeding the intestine bacteria. Thus, protecting against colon cancer.
They are one of the most popular fruits ever known. This fruits, also, may contribute to weight loss due to the high content of fibre and starch, for what they are “filling” (produce satiety). It results in less appetite.
The antioxidants that are present in this fruit are dopamine and catechins which reduce heart and degenerative diseases.
Bananas, also, contain starch which helps to improve insulin sensitivity (though this seems to be still under investigation).
Banana health benefits and five dessert recipes
Conclusion: desserts that contain the great nutrients that provide bananas
In summary, fruits contain fibre starch (which help against colon cancer), antioxidants (which reduce the damage that produces free radicals and lowering risk of diseases), several nutrients (which help moderate blood sugar and reduce appetite by producing satiety), minerals like Potassium (essential for heart health).
As an additional benefit, this fruit helps to relieve muscle cramps caused by vigorous exercise, but at the same time, it is a perfect fuel for physical endurance.
Apart from containing fruits, the recipes shown have natural ingredients like coconut oil, raisins (or dried fruit), figs and dates which are excellent sources of nutrients.
Raisins, on the one hand, are an excellent source of energy, vitamins and minerals. But also, vitamin C, folic acid, carotene and lutein. This food contains insoluble fibre, what makes it helpful against constipation.
Coconut oil contains fatty acids (that are shorter than other fatty acids) which our organism metabolises differently, what leads to fat burning. Coconut oil provides energy to both, the body and brain.