Over Ripe banana- Health Benefits – Recipe
Over Ripe Banana – Health Benefits – Recipe
If you don’t like eating over ripe bananas as I don’t, then here’s a couple of things to try. A Banana cake which isn’t light and fluffy. It’s a little heavy and doesn’t use the normal amounts of sugar etc. but tastes great or how about Banana Tea?
Bananas are great for our bodies and the riper they are the more neutrons they contain.
10 Health Benefits about the Banana
- If your muscles are sore after a workout – A good source of magnesium, bananas can help with muscle contraction and relaxation as well as protein synthesis — which, in turn, increases lean muscle mass. Magnesium intake helps boost lipolysis, a process by which your body releases fat from its stores.
- We all know that bananas contain potassium. Because it’s an electrolyte, potassium helps your muscles recover after a workout, strengthens their development, and allowing you to work out more.
- Bananas contain 6% of your daily requirement of vitamin B9, (also known as folate), a nutrient that may fight depression by boosting a substrate that has antidepressant properties. Basically, it helps serotonin, the feel-good chemical, enter the brain faster.
- Bananas also contain tryptophan, “a precursor for serotonin.” Serotonin may be the most important brain chemical due to its natural anti-depressant and can treat, anxiety and insomnia, as well as other mood issues such as fatigue, irritability, agitation, anger, and aggression. Bananas also have norepinephrine, which regulates our “‘fight or flight response,’ which helps to regulate stress and prevent depression.
- Try to eat a Banana before bed to help you sleep. Because of the tryptophan contained in the banana “It’s a precursor for melatonin, which promotes relaxation and helps to regulate sleep.
- Eating a banana a day may help regulate high blood pressure. The combination of a low-sodium, high potassium intake is associated with the lowest blood pressure levels and lowest frequency of stroke in individuals and populations.
- Belly bloating of gas or water retention. The fruit increases bloat-fighting bacteria in the stomach, and it’s also a legendarily good source of potassium, which can help diminish retention of fluids.
- Bananas also contain phytosterols, which are compounds that have LDL cholesterol lowering effects (Trans fat) Additionally, “Bananas contain Vitamin B6 which is important for nearly everything—heart health, immune health, digestive health, and nervous system function.
- Bananas can help your poor digestion. They’re an excellent source of prebiotics, nondigestible carbohydrates that act as food for good gut bacteria (probiotics) and improve digestion—because they contain (say it with us, now) fructooligosaccharides, a cluster of fructose molecules that lead to better gastrointestinal health.
- Even though bananas have no vitamin A, they can still help alleviate vitamin A deficiency. They’re rich in three different types of carotenoids (provitamin A carotenoids, beta-carotene, and alpha-carotene) that the body actually converts into vitamin A. Cool, According to an article in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin, foods containing high levels of carotenoids have been shown to protect against chronic disease, including certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
- Cut off both ends of your Ripe Banana.
- Place into a saucepan with water and boil for 7-10 minutes.
- Drain and drink before bed to replenish your bodies magnesium.
Banana cake Ingredients
3 over ripe bananas
150g Golden granulated sugar
150g Butter or margarine
170g Self raising flour
- Mix sugar and butter together until light and smooth
- Add eggs and mix in
- Add flour and mix in
- Add chopped up bananas and mix in but don’t blended, keep the lumps
- Pour the mixture into a non stick pan, preferably with a liner and into the centre of a pre heated oven of 160c/ gas mask 3 then bake for 1 hr or until cooked.
- Check your cake is cooked in the middle by adding a skewer to the centre of the mixture. If when you pull it out it’s clean then it’s cooked.
- Place on a baking tray to cool off for a while then remove the pan and liner.
- Once cool you can add topping if you wish but I think yummy just as it is.
- Cut a wedge and enjoy!
The end result should look something like this. I like to eat a wedge while it’s still warm with no frills, just as it is – Yummy!
I know it’s not going to help my waistline but in my own defence it doesn’t use the normal amounts of sugar and butter and it is a banana cake lol
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