My Quick Tip:
How BANANAS can help you overcome your allergy…
Bananas help to restore and balance your gut bacteria.
They contain high levels of potassium and magnesium which also help to reduce inflammation in your body.
Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.
Potassium is used by your body mainly as an electrolyte. Electrolytes are minerals that conduct electricity in body fluids. Consequently, electrolytes are essential for the spread of electrical messages from your brain and along your nerves. For example, the muscles of your limbs, heart, arteries and intestines all rely on potassium and other minerals such as sodium, calcium and magnesium for normal tone. Potassium is particularly important for muscle contraction, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, and adults should aim for about 4,700 milligrams daily from dietary sources.
Like a peacemaker, bananas work to maintain harmony amongst the bacteria in your gut.
They also contain high amounts of INULIN. Inulin has a strong probiotic potential and so helps to build up healthy bacterias in your gut.
Inulin is a type of water-soluble prebiotic fiber found in onions, leeks, garlic, asparagus, Jerusalem artichoke and many other foods. Prebiotics are indigestible to you, but they help nourish beneficial bacteria in your body.
These beneficial bacteria in turn assist with digestion and absorption of your food and play a significant role in your immune function. Inulin is a fructan, which means it is made up of chains of fructose molecules.
In your gut, inulin is converted into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are then converted to healthy ketones that feed your tissues. SCFAs may also nourish colon cells and produce more appetite-controlling hormones in your body.1
As such, inulin has multiple benefits to your health.
Bananas are easy to digest if you eat them in their ripe state.
Bananas are ripe when they are brown and come off the stem almost by themselves. Never eat green or only yellow bananas.
Once bananas are ripe you can either peel and cut them to store them in the freezer and make banana ice cream later.
Or you use them now: Put the bananas in a blender, add some fresh water and some hints of vanilla pod or cinnamon. Blend and enjoy as a first start in your day or as an evening snack.
During the night your body’s ability to detox is the highest.
You want to be hydrated and neither hungry nor full when you go to bed.
Banana milk is a perfect way to achieve this state.
Eating Bananas gives your digestion the break it desperately needs.
Having allergies, you want to support your body to take every moment to cleanse itself and detox.
Bananas are a great, easy and inexpensive way to do that.
PS: This is what a medium size banana contains on average:
- Potassium: 9% of the RDI.
- Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI.
- Vitamin C: 11% of the RDI.
- Magnesium: 8% of the RDI.
- Copper: 10% of the RDI.
- Manganese: 14% of the RDI.
- Net carbs: 24 grams.
- Fiber: 3.1 grams.
- Protein: 1.3 grams.
- Fat: 0.4 grams.