Banana tea – Benefits and properties

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The banana tea has great benefits and healthy properties, but, in fact, is less well known than other drinks made with fruit such as vitamins and juices, for example. However, it is a different and very efficient way to consume the natural benefits that this fruit offers.

The preparation of banana tea is very simple and easy, great for beginners in tea making. Easy to find in any market, fruit and vegetable market, and fruit and vegetable markets, bananas are a nutrient-rich ingredient that is excellent for maintaining the body’s systems and functions.

Learn about the advantages of consuming banana tea and how to prepare it correctly.

Properties of banana tea

Many people don’t even realize that you can make banana tea. This is because we generally use herbs and plants to make teas. However, some fruits are ingredients in teas. This is the case with bananas.

The preparation of banana tea is one of the ways to consume the benefits contained in this fruit. Among the main nutrients present in its composition are potassium, phosphorus, manganese, vitamin C , copper and vitamin B6 .

What is banana tea for

There are several beneficial uses in banana tea, so check out some of them that we’ve set aside for you:

  • Helps muscles and bones
  • Helps reduce blood pressure
  • Aids in digestion
  • Fights diarrhea
  • I prevented diabetes.

Below you can understand a little more about each of the topics listed above.

Helps muscles and bones

Banana is one of the favorite fruits of athletes, because it helps maintain healthy bones and helps in several areas of muscle development , providing firmness and strength . In addition, it is indicated for muscle relaxation, after training or cramps.

But this benefit doesn’t just manifest in athletes. Regular consumption of banana or its tea also benefits people who practice physical activities in an amateur and regular way.

It is highly recommended to be consumed by children aged 2 to 10  years (due to the development of bone structure) and by the elderly , as it helps in the firmness and strength of bones.

Helps reduce blood pressure

Due to the potassium in the composition of the banana, the tea of ​​this fruit helps in the control of high blood pressure . ( 1 ) It is highly recommended for people who suffer from high blood pressure, and also to be consumed regularly by those who eat a lot of sodium and fat.

Aids in digestion

Banana tea also helps the body break down carbohydrates. As the Brazilian’s basic diet is composed of part of carbohydrates, the tea of ​​this fruit helps in the functioning of the stomach in the work of digesting food. ( 1 )

Fights diarrhea

Banana tea is also indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. The banana itself is already known for its effect of relieving stomach pains that cause diarrhea , as it causes mild constipation. ( 2 )

In those who have a regulated bowel, the banana only reinforces the quality of the intestinal work. For those experiencing periods of loose bowels, banana tea can provide relief by holding the bowel in a natural and light way.

I prevented diabetes

Diabetes prevention is through a substance found in bananas called starch. ( 3 ) This element promotes the feeling of “satiation and makes the intestine work better, so the body releases less insulin into the blood.” ( 1 ) Consequently, there is the prevention of diabetes.

Simple Banana Tea Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (no skin blemishes and no bruises)
  • 1 liter of water.

Preparation mode

First, you must wash the whole banana thoroughly. Drop it from the bunch and take it straight to the sink, bark and all. Preferably, scrub the house with a clean sponge in order to remove all impurities from the surface.

Once that’s done, cut off the ends of the banana, but keep it in the skin. Boil 1 liter of water and add the banana when it comes to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the fire.

The water will turn dark yellow or even brown. Remove the banana and set aside. Strain the water and your tea is ready.

The ideal is to consume tea without sugar, but if you prefer it sweet, you can use 1 tablespoon of honey for 1 cup of tea. However, the use of pure tea enhances the benefits of bananas.

If you prefer, you can just use the banana peel to make tea. The benefits are the same, but remember to wash the skins well before using them.

Banana Tea Recipe with Cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (no skin blemishes and no bruises)
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick.

Preparation mode

How to prepare banana tea with cinnamon is very similar to the recipe for common tea. The only difference is that, when the water reaches boiling point, you must add the cinnamon and leave it for 5 minutes, only after that add the banana.

If you prefer that the tea does not taste so much like the cinnamon, you can substitute the cinnamon for the banana in the pan after the water has been boiling for five minutes. That way the tea will have a mild cinnamon flavor only.

What to do with the banana you make the tea?

After learning how to make banana tea, you may be asking yourself: but what do I do with the banana used to make the tea? The answer is simple! Boiled banana  is also edible, including its cas ca .

In many European and African countries, bananas are consumed in this way. Boiled, sliced ​​and eaten with skin and all. So it can already be a healthy snack to be consumed with tea.

Accompaniments for banana tea

Banana tea is very tasty and nutritious. Ideal to compose morning and afternoon snacks. You can consume it with the cooked banana in your preparation, with some fruit or even with rice crackers or tapioca.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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