Superfoods Banana & Parsley With Their Benefits

BANANA


Bananas are packed full on healthy nutrients and vitamins that benefit our bodies, especially when training. Bananas are anytime ready meal for everyone (everyone – for all age groups).
Let’s talk about our busy life.. in Mumbai only it was very difficult to find people who take breakfast on daily basis because of time struggle. And due to this time issue  we’re here discussing the great benefits of banana  as it offers  perfect portion size,come in their own instinctive protective wrap,and are extremely economical with loaded nutritive value. And after adding banana in breakfast people were really very happy with body changes.

OVER CENTURIES, banana have been used to settle upset stomachs (including morning sickness), reduce stress,ease heartburn pain, soothe PMS SYMPTOMS,ease heartburn pain, cure warts ,relieve constipation and also helps in stimulating brain power.

  • Bananas can be a part of any healthy lifestyle

8 Reasons to include more bananas in your diet:

1.  EXCELLENT BOOSTER FOR WORKOUT :
Bananas have long been a favorite source of energy for endurance and recreational athletes. When going out for a ride, no matter how long, I usually have a banana or two wedged into my pack.According to one study, they are perfect for the pre or mid-ride break for workout boost than sports drinks, and gives you that much needed energy boost whenever needed.

THANKS TO THEIR ANTIOXIDANTS, FIBER, POTASSIUM AND VITAMIN B6.  You’re one peel away from a more powerful sweat session.

2. REDUCES UNDER EYE PUFFINESS-

 Beauty experts claim that rubbing mashed banana underneath the eyes can help reduce puffiness. That’s because the POTASSIUM IN BANANAS REPORTEDLY LIMITS FLUID RETENTION and maintain s fluid balance in body.

 As you can reduce most popular symptom Water Retention by using Banana diet.

3. HEALTHY HAIR MASK FOR DRY HAIR-

It is excellent ingredient for hair mask . NOWADAYS, hair and skin problems are very common and everyone wants to solve these problems naturally so in natural way you can get shiny hair without harming your hair by chemicals.
MASHED RIPE BANANAS CAN BE USED AS A HAIR MASK.
It preserve the elasticity of your hair. Adding almond oil enhance the quality of your hair. Keep it for 30 minutes & observe yourself the changes.

4 . REDUCING %age OF HEART STROKES-

According to one American Heart Association research Bananas help to reduce the risk of heart stroke.
The health benefits from potassium-rich foods are greater among older women who do not have high blood pressure ,compared to elderly women who consume less potassium-rich foods, women who eat foods with higher amounts of potassium may be at lower risk of stroke and death than women.

5 . MEDICINE FOR OSTEOPOROSIS-

Regular eating of banana helps the body to absorb calcium.
A strong link exists between a high-potassium diet and bone health, especially among elderly women. This implies that consuming potassium-rich foods may help prevent osteoporosis.

6 . GOOD IMMUNBOOSTER –

Large banana provides you with 0.5 milligrams of vitamin B-6, meeting more than 38 percent of the recommended dietary allowance for the vitamin.

Vitamin B-6 gives assistance to your body in the production of antibodies and proteins that help fight many diseases.
It is essential for normal nerve function. Your body uses this water-soluble vitamin to generate hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to your body’s tissues.

7. GOOD FOR HEALTHY PREGNANCY.

Richness of Iron , Fiber , ca, Antioxidants & other vitamins & minerals help you to get healthy & safe pregnancy.
You need at least 30 g of fiber per day to stay healthy. You can get a healthy dose of daily fiber and nutrients simply by eating more bananas

8.  IS BANANA WORKS FOR WEIGHT LOSS-

Are you trying to reduce your daily calorie consumption? Eat a banana instead of a bag of chips. a large banana holds about 120 calories and one extra small banana contains only 72 calories, according to OfficialHealth.org. Bananas also contain very little saturated fat, and no cholesterol, unlike junk foods. Not only are bananas low in calories, as it is a low GI fruit which make you feel fuller for longer time which reduces cravings throughout the day and helps with weight loss.
Potassium in banana is also important in maintaining the fluid balance in the body.  Insoluble fibre has been indicated as important for maintaining good gut health.
Combition of these 2 works in detoxification .
Most of the dietitians are giving Banana & chaas diet to their patients. Chaas again act as a probiotic for good gut function.

          AFTER READING THE SUPER BENEFICIAL REASONS TO ADD BANANA IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE LET’S CHECK OUT SOME EASY GOING RECIPE —

— BANANA PANCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE TOPPING:

  • Prep time:  5 mins
  • Cook time:  2 mins
  • Total time:  7 mins
  • Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Chocolate syrup for topping

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Mash 2 ripe banana well, add in whisk eggs.
  2. Add sugar & mix well.
  3. Warm non stick or cast iron pan to medium, spray with oil. Cook small size pancakes 30 seconds on     each side .
  4. I use  a small amount of chocolate syrup & diced bananas to make it more tempting for kids.

     PARSLEY :


PARSLEY OR GARDEN PARSLEY IS A SPECIES OF PETROSELINUM IN THE FAMILY APIACEAE, NATIVE TO THE CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN REGION, NATURALIZED ELSEWHERE IN EUROPE, and WIDELY CULTIVATED AS A HERB, A SPICE, AND A VEGETABLE.

  • NUTRITION FACTS :
  • PARSLEY AMOUNT Per: 100 grams
  • Calories: 36

Parsley is a source of flavonoid and antioxidants, especially luteolin, apigenin,folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
Half a tablespoon (a gram) of dried parsley contains about 6.0 µg of lycopene and 10.7 µg of alpha carotene as well as 82.9 µg of lutein+zeaxanthin and 80.7 µg of beta carotene.

Its very rich source of VITAMIN K,C,A  with Iron ,Folic acid, copper & potassium. Which gives wonderful result in Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis.
ALSO Parsley is rich in  minerals such as calcium, magnesium, fluoride and boron which may help to protect against further bone thinning in the case of osteoporosis.
AND WITH A FACT Parsley is a potent source of antioxidants such as vitamin C and beta-carotene and contains a wide variety of potentially anti-inflammatory nutrients which may help reduce the symptoms of arthritis. Eating the herb regularly is also said to speed up the excretion of uric acid, a substance that can increase joint stiffness and pain for arthritis sufferers.

When parsley word comes ,we all relate with garnishing or Italian food. The delicious and vibrant taste and wonderful healing properties of parsley are often ignored in its popular role as a table garnish. Parsley is the world’s most beloved herb. It acquires its name from the Greek word meaning “ROCK CELERY” (parsley is a relative to celery).
The antioxidants in parsley, such as beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C, quercetin and other flavonoids can help to forbid oxidization in our cardiovascular system by neutralizing free radicals, thus potentially reducing our risk of heart disease.

1. PARSLEY KEEPS HEALTHY HEART

The herb is also a good source of folate, which is involved in neutralizing homocysteine molecules in the blood stream that can damage blood vessels, eventually leading to heart attacks and strokes.

2. HELPS IN ANEMA

In India Anema is a very common IRON DEFICIENCY BETWEEN WOMEN. Parsley contain high amount of Iron which help to recover from deficiency
If you will have Parsley juice with lemon , Parsley tea with dry parsley leaves & lemon for 1 month . It will definitely increase your Iron level in body.

3. WEIGHT LOSS BOOSTER :

Most of us go to the dietitian who 99% of the time advises us to start the day with lemon water.
I am asking you to replace your lemon water with parsley and lemon combination water. The juicing revolution gives  weight loss fanatics over the world, and this is one of the combination widely used.

Parsley  juice helps in burning calories, while feeding our body with vitamins and minerals. Moreover, parsley allows us to eliminate the accumulated fluid in our body that makes us look even fatter than we are and improves digestion.

4. PARSLEY IS GOOD FOR DIGESTION:

It is full of enzymes that aid in the proper breakdown of our food during digestion. And it is rich in a variety of different vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are beneficial for the absorption and proper utilization of the food we eat.

Compounds in parsley are said to cleanse and detoxify the kidneys, liver and bladder. The herb is also a natural diuretic that may help to relieve water retention and bloating.

5. ANTI CANCER  HERB:

Parsley has a variety of nutrients that may protect us against developing cancer. It is rich in antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin C, beta-carotene and .

The flavonoid luteolin found in parsley has a chemopreventive (anti-cancer) action by condensing the effects of carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons found in foods

Chlorophyll in parsley may also help deactivate harmful carcinogens that promote tumours. Additionally, vitamin K, one of the real standouts in parsley nutrition, may also have a role to play in cancer prevention.

BUT  A VERY IMPORTANT POINT TO BE CONSIDERED IS THAT
Pregnent women should avoid excessive somsumption of parsley. It is safe in normal food quantities, but large amounts may have uterotonic effects

HERE AFTER READING SOME OF BENEFICIAL REASONS TO ADD PARSLEY IN DAILY ROUTINE LET’S TURN THIS WHY TO ADD PARSLEY INTO HOW TO ADD PARSLEY —

TO PREPARE DETOX PARSLEY SMOOTHIE :


YOU NEED:

  1. Half an ounce of organic parsley (less is needed than in juicing as the whole herb is used).
  2. The juice of 1 large or 2 small lemons (minus the seeds).
  3. One large organic cucumber, diced with the peel on and seeds kept (peel first if you can’t find organic).
  4. As much watermelon with the seeds as you can fit into the blender.
  5. Blend all these ingredients up until you can see the parsley leaves finely blended and the watermelon seeds chopped up into tiny pieces.

ALSO ..Freshly chopped parsley is a great addition to green salad.
AND Fresh and dry parsley leaves can be used in the preparation of chutney, dips, pesto, etc.

MEDICINAL USES OF PARSLEY: The stem, roots and leaves of this herb plant have carminative and antiseptic properties.
Eugenol also has been known to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetes; however, further detailed studies required to authorize its role. An extraction from the herb has been known to have diuretic effects.

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