- Bananas are very easy to peel and use
- Bananas are loaded with potassium
- Bananas are also good for bones
Few fruits are as straightforward as bananas. Easy to peel, easier to put in bananas without seeds. Perhaps this is why it is one of our favorite fruits for breakfast. It’s good that it’s also loaded with tryptophan (which helps activate the happiness hormone serotonin) because we have to admit that we could all use something to cheer us up this early in the day. Bananas are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6, C, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, and fiber. It’s great for digestion and blood pressure control. The potassium found in bananas helps eliminate the negative effects of sodium, which helps keep your blood pressure under control. In addition, eating a banana every day can also do wonders for your bones.
(Also Read: Not Just The Fruit, You Can Use Any Part Of The Banana Plant To Make Delicious Foods.)
Bananas for strong bones
According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK-Verlag, the potassium content of the banana tends to slow down the calcium loss in the urine, which is associated with a typical high-salt diet. The book also notes that bananas also contain prebiotic compounds that feed good bacteria in the gut. We often don’t pay as much attention to our gut health, but having a healthy gut can help improve the body’s ability to absorb important nutrients like calcium. Calcium is the key to good bones and teeth.
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How do you have bananas for breakfast?
While we don’t need to tell you how to eat bananas for breakfast as we all know how versatile the fruit is, there are still some exciting options that can give your breakfast an instant face lift that you crave.
Here are 5 banana breakfast recipes you should try soon:
1. Banana and walnut smoothie
A nutty, healthy smoothie could be an ideal way to boost your metabolism and keep you full for a long time. This smoothie is full of vitamins E, C and B6 and a treasure trove of nutrients. Click here for the recipe.
2. Banana pancakes
Pancakes for breakfast? Yes, please! This global favorite is so ridiculously easy to make that you can’t stop making it again and again. All you need is mashed potatoes, flour of your choice, and milk. Here is the recipe.
3. Banana and coconut idli
Idli fans raise their hands? Give your traditional rice idli a low-carbohydrate note with this banana and coconut idli. They are mildly sweet and make an excellent breakfast option. You don’t even have to pair this with anything. Sip a lot, here’s the recipe.
4. Banana and oat bread
You saw it in the viral videos, banana bread is the easiest to bake. So what’s holding you back? This bread also contains the goodness of oat protein, one of the best sources of vegetable protein. Click here for the recipe.
5. Vazhakkai Poriyal
A South Indian curry made from raw bananas and coconuts, tempered with strong and rustic spices. You can have this curry at any time of the day. We love it for weekend brunch. Here is the recipe you’ve been looking for.
Try these out at home and let us know how you liked them.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSushmita has a strong penchant for food and loves all things good, cheesy, and greasy. Her favorite hobbies other than discussing food include reading, watching movies, and television.