KNOW YOUR FOOD: Benefits of Bananas
The banana is an edible fruit that is botanically a berry. Bananas have an interesting flavor transition during their ripening process. Unripe bananas that still contain the green peel have a bland flavor with apparent notes of grassiness. Yellow bananas have higher sugar concentrations and therefore taste sweeter. Finally, when the peel has become brown, the banana contains notes which are reminiscent of vanilla, honey, and rum. This is probably why bananas are the most popular fruit in the world.
Nutrition Benefits: Source of Potassium, Rich in Dietary Fibre
Fun Fact: Did you know that humans share about 50% of our DNA with bananas?
Muesli is a fiber- and protein-rich breakfast. It has evolved to become a hodgepodge of a breakfast option with tons of combinations that can be soaked and essentially marinated overnight. Muesli is often likened to granola, but it’s typically a more natural option with less sugar, making it the healthier option. Made up of oats, fresh fruits, and healthy seeds, it provides the energy boost your body requires in the morning.
The fiber and whole grains regulate your digestive tract; preventing constipation. Muesli contains oat bran, which includes an oat fiber called beta-glucan. Beta-glucan has shown to reduce cholesterol levels by up to 10 percent. This helps to improve your heart health. Muesli is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which aids in maintaining eye, skin, and hair health.
The antioxidants in muesli protect against oxidative damage; boosting immunity and protecting you from common infections like cold and flu.
Try our Homemade Muesli Banana recipe: