Banana tea has excellent benefits and nutritional properties but is less well-known than fruit-based drinks, such as vitamins and juices. However, consuming this fruit’s natural benefits is a different and very efficient way.
The preparation of banana tea is 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 maintains the body’s systems and functions.
Learn about the advantages of consuming banana tea and how to prepare it correctly.
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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 primary 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:
- It helps muscles and bones
- It helps reduce blood pressure
- Aids in digestion
- Fights diarrhea
- I prevented diabetes.
Below you can understand more about each of the topics listed above.
It helps muscles and bones.
Banana is one of the favourite 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 bananas or tea also benefits people who practice physical activities in an amateur and traditional way.
It is highly recommended to be consumed by children aged 2 to 10 years (due to the development of bone structure) and by older people, as it helps in the firmness and strength of bones.
It helps reduce blood pressure.
Due to the potassium in the composition of the banana, the tea of this fruit helps control high blood pressure. It is highly recommended for people who suffer from high blood pressure 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 primary diet is composed of carbohydrates, the tea of this fruit helps the stomach’s functioning in digesting food.
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.
In those with 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 naturally and lightly.
I prevented diabetes
Diabetes prevention is through a substance found in bananas called starch. This element promotes the feeling of “satiation and makes the intestine work better, so the body releases less insulin into the blood.” Consequently, there is the prevention of diabetes.
Simple Banana Tea Recipe
- One banana (no skin blemishes and no bruises)
- 1 litre of water.
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 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 litre 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 idea is to consume tea without sugar, but if you prefer it sweet, you can use one tablespoon of honey for 1 cup of tea. However, the use of pure tea enhances the benefits of bananas.
If you prefer, you can 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
- One banana (no skin blemishes and no bruises)
- 1 litre of water
- One cinnamon stick.
Preparing banana tea with cinnamon is very similar to everyday tea recipes. 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 like 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 flavour only.
What do you do with the banana you make the tea?
After learning how to make banana tea, you may ask yourself: 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 delicious and nutritious. Ideal for composing morning and afternoon snacks. You can consume it with the cooked banana in your preparation, with some fruit or rice crackers or tapioca.
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.