If you’ve been on the weight gain and loss wagon for quite some time now, you’ll testify that it’s not easy. It’s like a one step forward, 3 steps backwards thing and it takes a lot of willpower to decide to quit eating certain things or even not eat anything after certain times. It’s hard but you’ll get there. Just keep being consistent.
We’ve found a couple of ways banana helps reduce the calories in your diet by adding it to certain foods. Just to be clear, eating bananas doesn’t directly lead to weight loss but some of the properties of these fruits may help a person reduce bloating, control their appetite, and replace processed sugars.
1. Smoothies with unripe bananas
Unripe bananas have resistant starch which is a carbohydrate that does not break down easily in the small intestine. Instead, it passes through to the large intestine, which means that it does not increase blood sugar levels. It then ferments in the large intestine, stimulating the growth of good bacteria in the gut (Source: medicalnewstoday.com). Get your unripe bananas a cut them into a blender, add almond milk, a sweetener and some amount of water to it. You can even add your favorite protein powder to the mix. Doing so will give it a thicker consistency.
After cooking your oats, cut banana into it and eat it instead of eating it bland. Adding bananas to the oats can add sweetness, more nutrients, and creaminess to the most boring food on the planet. You don’t need to add sugar to the oats when you add banana.
3. Banana bread
Bread is not usually associated with weight loss but that’s why you aren’t getting just any bread but banana bread. It is lower in fat than other bread types.
4. Banana Pancake
Replace refined flour with whole wheat flour, and then add in milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and bananas. Combine 1 banana with 2 eggs in your blender. Add a little baking powder and vanilla extract to the mixture and mix.
Banana is a very important weight loss food and including it in your diet alongside the exercises you do will leave you in top shape.
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