Brilliant Banana Health Benefits And Tasty Recipes

If you are looking for a nutritiously satisfying snack, consider eating a banana. Not only will they provide an energetic boost and elevate your mood, there are various health benefits of bananas.

For example, by eating one or two bananas a day (roughly 110 calories each) one:

  • Protects eyesight
  • Prevents cardiovascular disease
  • Regulates bowels and digestion
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Eliminates heartburn
  • Helps with morning sickness
  • And also improves the health of kidneys and bones.



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Bananas have a live energy content of 23 (compared to one of the most energy rich foods, celery, which contains a live energy content of 97) and a mineral content of 3.3 (compared to celery has mineral content of 22). The live energy content represents the enzymes found in raw and live foods, yet are destroyed in processed and cooked meals. Those who critique bananas may claim the live energy content holds a lesser value to most vegetables, however bananas and oranges have similar live energy ratios. In addition bananas have a low glycemic index, despite their rich sweetness, the carbohydrate load converts easily within the body and keeps blood sugar levels relatively low.

Also, bananas have .23g of citric acid and .37g of malic acid to aid in digestion. Since bananas are rich in vitamin B6, the generous amounts of tryptophan found within these fruits assist with the body’s ability to produce serotonin, a sedative and calming hormone.

Additional banana benefits include:

  • Improved Thyroidism-goiter related issues due to potassium richness
  • Works as a motor stimulant
  • Alimentary tract energizer
  • Lymphatic activator (increases production of antibodies or “lymphocytes”)
  • Splenic depressant (slower filtration of red blood cells)
  • Cathartic (laxative)
  • Cholagogue (promotes the gall blatter’s production of bile, essential for digestion)
  • Anthelmintic (dispels parasitic worms)
  • Helps pancreas regulate carbon metabolism
  • Works as a nerve builder

Always purchase organic bananas for optimal health and to support organic farming.

Bored of eating bananas straight from the skin? Even though they are great for easy snacks, by not requiring additional washing, they can become a bit tiresome after weeks of the daily doses.

Here are some delicious recipes to mix up your meals and to avoid banana boredom:

Banana Ice Cream

4 frozen bananas

Run frozen bananas through a Champion Juicer using the solid plate (or mash by hand) to make this delicious ice cream. Serve immediately as it does not keep.

Also tastes great if you add one teaspoon of organic vanilla and ¼ cup of almond milk.

Banana Bread

2 cups soft wheat berries, sprouted one day
3 bananas
½ cup honey dates
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Process wheat, bananas, and dates through a Champion Juicer using the solid plate. Add vanilla and cinnamon; mix well. Form into two loaves of bread. Place on a dehydrator tray with a teflex sheet in the dehydrator at 105˚ F 4-6 hours. Turn bread over, and remove teflex sheet. Continue dehydrating 4-6 hours, or until desire moister is obtained.

Banana Kiwi Smoothie

3 bananas (frozen ones will add that smoothie-type texture you will want)
2 kiwis
1 orange

Blend ingredients and serve.

Banana Nut Cream Torte

1. Torte (first and third layer:

2 cups pecans, soaked for 6 hours and then dehydrated for 8 hours (this makes the cake more creamy)
1 ½ cups of dehydrated bananas, chopped
¾ cup of raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Process pecans, dried bananas, and raisins through a Champion Juicer using the solid plate or a food processor using the “s” blade. Add vanilla and cinnamon; mix well. Divide dough into two sections, and form into desired shape; set aside. If the dough is too soft or warm, refrigerate while you are making the cream and icing.

2. Cream filling (second layer):

1 ripe banana
¾ cup honey dates, soaked 1 hour (discard soaking water)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Process all ingredients through a Champion Juicer using the solid plate, or a food processor using the “s” blade. Using the cream filling, ice the first cake layer and place second layer on top.

3. Frosting:

2 cups dates, soaked 1 hour (discard soaking water)
1 cup pine nuts, soaked 1 hour
1 teaspoon vanilla

Process ingredients through a Champion Juicer using the solid plate or in a food processor using the “s” blade. Ice the top and sides of cake. Garnish with chopped pecans or sliced bananas. Refrigerate cake 1-2 hours before serving.

These are all yummy, nutritious recipes that are sure to please your whole family!

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