Whenever there are ripe bananas in my pantry, using them in bakes is the first thing that comes to my mind. But now when I am trying to maintain a strict diet and when there are some misconceptions that banana is not a ideal thing when one is trying to loose weight prevented me from buying them. But then this lead me to find answers to my questions. As a result I found some really good and interesting facts about this wonder fruit. Thats when I decided to share this with my readers who like me are confused about what to eat and what not to.
Bananas does not contain fats, sodium and cholesterol. It contains potassium, vitamin A, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamine, niacin, copper, pantothenic acid and zinc. Eating bananas help in reducing the risk of high blood pressure. As it contains around 20% sugars , people with high blood sugar can reduce its intake. It is an excellent food to help you loose weight and provides a lot of energy.
Bananas should be had when ripe. Especially the ones with green tip are very good for one’s health. Unripe bananas have 20% starch, which by enzyme action is converted to sugars when ripe. An average banana has about 0.6g of fats and provides around 100-125 calories.
Also another interesting fact is that bananas gives off a exceptionally large amount of ethylene gas as it ripens and this changes its colour. Even other fruits kept in proximity with the bananas tend to ripe soon. You can lenghthen the ripening process by placing them in a refrigerator. By this, the skin becomes dark, but the fruit inside will be good and firm. You can even freeze the bananas for later use.
I can go on and on stating the benefits of banana. So just go ahead and have bananas ,but in moderation.
And now the latest thing I heard is “just smell bananas to loose weight“!!!!!!!!!!!!
So heres the recipe for today with over ripe bananas. A healthy banana cake..