Well, monkeys must have a good reason for their love for bananas. Sure, the oddly-crescent shape of a banana is surely fun to look at and it’s yellow color is eye-grabbing but nothing else compares to the health benefits a banana can offer. If you are someone who thinks eating healthy has to be a taste sacrifice, you must not have recently tried a banana. They’re delicious right out of the skin, but try adding banana slices to cereals, shakes and baked dishes to reveal their true flavor potential.
Those trying to keep regular will appreciate the high fiber content in bananas. Even if you find yourself on the other end of the bowel-spectrum (diarrhea), a diet with fresh bananas will regulate and normalize your bowel movement situation regardless of which side of the spectrum you start on.
Ladies, did you know that a banana during that time of the month will help you relieve the stress associated with PMS symptoms? Wow, chalk that up as another win for team banana. For you guys (and girls, too!), have you ever gotten overheated on a really hot and sunny day? Throw a banana down the hatch and experience a pleasant cool-off. That’s just another trick the mighty yellow fruit can do.
If you want a real treat, try combining some banana, avocado and some raw honey in a blender with some hemp protein, almond milk and ground cinnamon. Blend up that concoction and throw in some peanut or almond butter if you feel so inclined. That will be a delicious meal-replacement and will give your body a super-natural shot of energy that won’t fade or crash like a sugary or starchy alternative.
Just like its long-removed cousin, the turkey, the banana includes an ingredient called Tryptophan which is known to be a mood-booster. Having a banana or two is a sure fire way to not only cool off after a long day but to also cool out if you’re concerned about your temper or frustration levels. Anxiety and fatigue weep in the presence of the almighty banana. Another trick that the banana can do is quite magical. Take the inside of a banana peel and rub it on a cut, hives or a bug bite to have that spot be soothed of itching. It’s all natural and it’s got plenty of moves. You probably didn’t know everything the banana was capable of before reading this but you’d be surprised to find that you’ve still just begun to know the banana.
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