Weight loss is sustained by your body’s capacity to consume certain foods. There are ways to make your metabolism burn calories at a faster rate. For example, bananas contain potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, copper, manganese, net carbs, fiber, protein, and fat. The fiber (pectin) regulates blood sugar levels and reduces appetite, also slowing down the digestion process.
These amazing fruits also sustain weight loss and heart health. Although a banana has 100 calories, it is very filling and nutritious, and the fiber it contains is linked to weight loss. The potassium and magnesium in bananas lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease.
After each meal, the level of blood sugar rises, thus increasing insulin. This process is analyzed by your brain which sends the sugar into the fat cells and muscles until the level of blood sugar gets back to normal. Many people create a dysfunction in this system by eating too many saturated fats and carbohydrates, but also due to the lack of physical exercise, stress and poor eating habits.
Bananas are also perfect during your workout program. They contain easily digested carbs and minerals, reducing exercise-related soreness and muscle cramps. These fruits also offer excellent nutrition not only before, but also during and after your workout. Bananas also help you keep depression away by activating serotonin which makes you feel happy, while Vitamin B6 keeps you relaxed.
How to prepare the frozen banana drink
Take 2 frozen bananas, 1/2 cup almond milk, 2 tablespoons of ground almonds, 1/2 tablespoon of nutmeg and cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of almond butter. Use a blender to mix all the ingredients and consume this drink instead of a meal.
Nutmeg and cinnamon raise the metabolism, helping your body burn more calories than usual, even when you are sleeping. Almonds limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body. Studies have shown that eating 1.5 ounces of almonds per day reduces the belly and leg fat.
Banana and orange drink
You need one banana, one orange, 1/2 glass of low-fat yogurt, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of flax seeds and 2 tablespoons of whey powder. Mix all the ingredients in a blender and consume the drink in the morning.
Banana, orange and apple drink
Take one banana, one orange, one apple, one teaspoon of lemon juice and purified water. Add all the fruits and lemon juice in a blender and pour water until you get the desired consistency. Replace one meal with this drink and get some physical activity after you drink it.
It’s easy to add bananas into your diet. You can eat them as they are, prepare this delicious drink or eat them at breakfast with your cereal, yogurt or smoothie. You can even use bananas instead of sugar in your cooking and baking. They are easy to eat and transport, and they rarely contain pesticides because they are protected by the thick skin.