At Private Home Health Care, we go bananas for, well, bananas! Bananas are very nutritious and easy to digest. This fruit is especially suitable for elderly folks who may have difficulties chewing or swallowing, or need special diets. They are a great way of delivering essential nutrients to seniors who may need a boost of vitamins. We also love blending our morning smoothie containing a banana a JuicePlus Complete!
Bananas are excellent for people on diuretics because they help replenish nutrients in the body that are expelled through urination. Athletes also benefit greatly from bananas because they refuel the body with nutrients lost through sweat from physical activity.
Bananas are rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals can be very harmful because if their levels are too high in the body, it can cause cell damage and even death through a process called oxidative stress. This can cause serious illnesses, from heart disease to cancer. Antioxidants counter oxidative stress, and help your body heal on a very basic cellular level, which levels up and translates to overall health. The antioxidants found in bananas are Vitamin C, which helps protect your body from free radicals and supports your immune system. Also, Vitamin A is known to benefit vision and decrease risk of cancer, specifically colon cancer.
Banana bread is a delicious treat that can be very healthy! This recipe contains 3 bananas, protein from eggs and Greek yogurt, as well as whole wheat flour. Happy Baking!