Freeze Dried Bananas
100% natural, vegan and raw, gluten free, no added sugar or sulphur, no preservatives, GMO free
Bananas are a valuable snack for adults and children. They can be eaten solo as a fruit or as an ingredient in a breakfast smoothie, milkshake, yoghurt, cereals, fruit bowl etc. They taste great and are vitamin and nutritional bombs, especially in combination with freeze-dried fruits such as freeze-dried dragon fruit or freeze-dried wild blueberry.
Bananas have a high nutritional density. They are a perfect source of quick energy, which is the main fuel for the brain and muscles, providing excellent support during training or learning. They contain protein and calcium, the presence of which in fruit is hardly expected.
Bananas contain more potassium than tomatoes, which helps to stabilize blood pressure and support the cardiovascular system. They regulate the work of the digestive tract, increase the absorption of nutrients, and also play an important role in the prevention of civilization diseases. These fruits help with stomach ulcers and anaemia, support immunity, aid weight loss and soothe diarrhoea in children.
Why should we eat bananas?
Freeze dried banana is a perfect fruit!
A banana is a sweet and very filling fruit. Its delicate flesh is extremely gentle on the digestive tract. It rarely causes allergies and is, therefore, one of the first fruits to be added to babies’ meals.
Banana consumption strengthens the immune and nervous system, supports the body hydration and the loss of unnecessary kilograms during slimming diets. It also improves the oxygen level in the bloodstream.
Substances contained in bananas, such as carotenoids or phenolic compounds, effectively fight free radicals, thus preventing chronic diseases and delaying the ageing process. Thanks to the content of tryptophan, a building compound to produce the happiness hormone – serotonin, bananas can improve mood. They are especially helpful during states of anxiety and depression.
Bananas - health properties
- prevent constipation, stop diarrhoea and protect the body against dehydration;
- lower the level of LDL cholesterol and increase the concentration of HDL cholesterol that is beneficial to health;
- slow down the secretion of the hunger hormone (ghrelin), being a healthy snack that reduces hunger and ensures a feeling of fullness for a long time;
- protect the heart and circulatory system, stabilize blood pressure;
- build strong and healthy bones (support the proper functioning of the skeletal system);
- help in the prevention and treatment of anaemia;
- support eyes (reduce ailments such as night blindness, cataracts and glaucoma);
- improve glucose tolerance;
- protect against cancer (contain Tumour Necrosis Factor);
- soothe tension headaches (including migraine);
- soothe menstrual pain;
- have an antidepressant effect, support mental health and mood (recommended for people with anxiety and depression);
- reduce stress, calm the nervous system and support the intellectual effort;
- support immunity (including protection against HIV);
- support weight loss;
- help to quit smoking (soothe nicotine craving) and soothe the effects of a hangover;
- have an alkalizing effect (they deacidify the body);
- make it easier to fall asleep, support healthy sleep (they are a source of tryptophan involved in the production of melatonin, ensuring healthy, strong sleep);
- improve memory and concentration, providing the energy necessary for the brain to work during intellectual effort;
- support digestion, protect the stomach (do not irritate the stomach, prevent ulcers, support their healing, stabilize stomach acidity).
Freeze-dried bananas nutritional values
- a source of vitamins: A, C, E, K, from group B (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B9);
- source of minerals: calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, sodium, iron, selenium, copper, manganese;
- a real treasure of potassium (they contain more potassium than tomatoes);
- helpful in antibiotic therapy (natural prebiotic, supporting the development of beneficial intestinal bacterial flora);
- a valuable source of carotenoids (antioxidants), preventing premature ageing of the body and civilization diseases, including neurodegenerative, degenerative, coronary, cancer and diabetes;
- characterized by high nutritional density (they add energy and perfectly regenerate the body after illness as well as physical and intellectual effort);
- child-friendly fruit (they are a healthy and tasty snack, rarely cause allergies, and support the treatment of diarrhoea in children);
- an excellent support for pregnant women (they alleviate morning sickness, heartburn, symptoms of anaemia, they are a source of folic acid);
- an excellent source of sustenance which is easily digested energy for the brain and muscles (they are an excellent snack before, during and after intense physical and mental effort).
Rich source of potassium
Protection for the heart and bones
Bananas take care of the circulatory system – heart and blood vessels. They relieve tension in the veins and arteries. They contain large amounts of potassium, which accelerates the removal of sodium from the body, helps to normalize the level of blood pressure and has a positive effect on the prevention of atherosclerosis, heart attacks and stroke. It also helps all organs to be better oxygenated.
The high potassium content also means that bananas protect against osteoporosis by preventing the leaching of calcium particles from the bones.
Bananas and cholesterol
Scientists have proved that eating bananas can lower the level of harmful LDL cholesterol in the blood and increase its beneficial HDL fraction. All because of the pectin, a type of dietary fibre. In this way, bananas protect the blood vessels against the build-up of atherosclerotic plaque and indirectly prevent the occurrence of a heart attack or stroke.
The pectin contained in bananas also helps to remove toxins from the body and helps in the fight against diabetes because it improves glucose tolerance.
Body regeneration support
Bananas have a high nutritional density. This means that a small volume contains a relatively large dose of energy and nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, etc.).
For this reason, they are recommended for malnourished people and convalescents debilitated, e.g. those suffering from anorexia, people undergoing cancer treatment, or those with high fever, where the energy loss is significant, and there is also an aversion to food due to the ongoing illness and weakness.
In case of a temporary decline in physical and mental performance, a banana is also definitely a healthier choice than a chocolate bar.
Bananas and anaemia
Bananas help prevent and treat anaemia thanks to their high iron content, which plays a significant role in building red blood cells (the production of haemoglobin in the blood). If your anaemia was caused by a deficiency of iron (80% of all cases) or folate acid, having bananas containing these ingredients in your diet may help. The effect of iron is supported by the presence of vitamin C, copper and manganese, which increase the bioavailability of this element.
We pick only the finest, wholesome bananas and freeze-dry them, in order to preserve their original flavour and nutritional content.
Protection against cancer
Bananas protect against cancer, especially cancer of the kidneys and colon. In this case, the key action is demonstrated by resistant starch as well as the wealth of antioxidants (especially vitamin C and E) that destroy free radicals, which lead to cell damage and the formation of cancerous foci. In addition, ripe bananas contain Tumour Necrosis Factor – a substance that destroys cancer cells.
Brown spots on banana
Tumour Necrosis Factor
Bananas with brown spots have different properties than the less mature ones because they contain the Tumour Necrosis Factor. The greater number of discolourations on the skin indicates a high concentration of TNF, which has a positive effect on health. The substance fights cancer cells and can be treated as cancer prophylaxis.
Bananas with spots should also be consumed by physically active people because they reduce hunger faster and reduce the occurrence of muscle cramps. However, it should be remembered that ripe bananas have a higher glycaemic index which means people with diabetes should not reach for them.
Bananas and digestive system – stomach protection
Bananas have a positive effect on the digestive system. They are especially recommended for people suffering from gastric ulcers, heartburn and reflux because they have a very soft structure that does not irritate the stomach. They neutralize gastric acids, which partially relieves stomach pain, but also eliminate nagging heartburn.
Bananas increase the production of mucus that forms a protective layer in the stomach. Thus, they prevent the harmful effects of hydrochloric acid (and irritants from getting in with food) and thus preventing damage to the structure of the stomach. The substances contained in bananas also stimulate the growth of gastric mucosa cells, thus contributing to the reduction of existing ulcers and erosions.
Additionally, bananas contain the so-called protease inhibitors that contribute to the destruction of pathogenic bacteria, including Helicobacter pylori, which is probably responsible for the majority of peptic ulcer disease.
Bananas and digestive system
Bananas help eliminate and relieve the symptoms of undesirable digestive ailments. They neutralize discomfort and bring significant relief during conditions such as constipation, diarrhoea or nausea (especially in the case of pregnancy).
The pectin (soluble fibre fraction) contained in bananas is an ideal breeding ground for beneficial bacteria living in the intestines. Thanks to this, the fruit promotes the development of the bacterial flora necessary for the proper digestive processes.
Bananas also contain short-chain fatty acids, which protect the cells lining the digestive tract, which indirectly contributes to better absorption of nutrients from food.
Support in antibiotic therapy
The composition of bananas includes fructooligosaccharide (FOS), which is a natural prebiotic that supports the growth of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine.
This is especially important for people who have damaged intestinal flora, for example, because of antibiotic therapy. Its reconstruction is crucial for the regular functioning of the immune and digestive systems. It is therefore worth reaching for bananas during and a few weeks after antibiotic treatment.
Help with diarrhoea and constipation
Ripe banana fruit (the ones with mostly dark brown skin) can help with digestive problems. Thanks to the content of pectin and potassium, they are recommended (like freeze-dried wild blueberries) for the treatment of diarrhoea, also in young children.
Pectins bind water and absorb toxins. This affects the densification of the food content and the formation of more solid stool consistency and helps to get rid of dangerous compounds from the body.
During diarrhoea, the body is exposed to the loss of water and electrolytes, which can lead to dehydration. The electrolytes contained in bananas, including potassium, help to maintain proper hydration of the body.
Bananas are helpful for diarrhoea, but on the other hand, the fruit also prevents constipation. The fibre contained in the fruit supports the digestive tract and intestinal peristalsis, which makes it effective in preventing constipation.
Bananas relieve menstrual pain
Due to the high content of magnesium, bananas have a relaxing effect on the muscles. This has a direct impact on reducing the pain felt during menstruation.
Vitamin B6 is also supportive during this period, which not only alleviates the symptoms of PMS, it reduces the severity of pain felt, but it also helps to regulate the menstrual cycle.
Since vitamin B6 increases the absorption of magnesium from the gastrointestinal tract, the presence of both nutrients in bananas is especially valuable.
Bananas and mental health
Eating bananas is recommended for people struggling with low mood, anxiety and depression. These fruits help to improve mood and well-being, promote relaxation, reduce symptoms of stress, encouraging a pleasant, positive mental and physical state.
They contain tryptophan, an exogenous amino acid that is not produced by our body. This substance stimulates the secretion of melatonin and serotonin. The first of them is responsible for the regulation of the human circadian cycle and restful sleep.
Serotonin often called the happiness hormone, is in turn a hormone that supports the processes of association and memory and is also responsible for positive moods. It improves the mental condition by causing a feeling of pleasure or even euphoria.
Vitamin B6 and folic acid (which are also present in bananas), involved in the synthesis of serotonin, also contribute to lowering the concentration of homocysteine in the blood. The excess of this amino acid has many negative consequences for health, including disturbing the production of serotonin, which may lead to depression.
Bananas and stress
Bananas reduce stress and support a mental effort. They are rich in potassium, which helps not only lower blood pressure but also reduce stress levels and improve mental performance. This is because it regulates the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. With this in mind, it seems like a good idea to eat a banana before a stressful conference!
Bananas are also a source of magnesium known for its anti-stress properties and calming effect on the nervous system. For this reason, they especially support people with concentration problems, suffering from chronic stress, chronic fatigue, neurosis and insomnia.
These fruits are also unrivalled in the case of intellectual effort and in states of general fatigue and weakness. It is also worth remembering that bananas are a valuable source of B vitamins responsible for the good condition of the nervous system.
Bananas and immunity
Eating bananas supports the immune system, speeds recovery, and replenishes vitamins and minerals lost during illness. Vitamin C and vitamin E play an exceptional role in this respect. They participate, among other things, in combating the excess of free radicals that weaken the immune system.
The body’s defence mechanisms are also stimulated by vitamin B6. It is involved in the production of antibodies and red blood cells. The selenium, zinc, copper and magnesium contained in bananas also positively influence the immune system.
Bananas and osteoporosis
Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
Bananas contain several nutrients for healthy and strong bones. The most important are:
- calcium (the basic building block of bones and teeth);
- vitamin C (conditioning the synthesis of collagen, which is the main building block of connective tissue);
- magnesium (facilitates the proper absorption of calcium by bones and activates many enzymes involved in their construction);
- potassium (reduces the excretion of calcium in the urine);
- manganese (supports the proper formation of connective tissue);
- zinc and copper (involved in bone mineralization).
Bananas and weight-loss
Bananas are controversial fruits, but contrary to popular belief, they are not fattening. They contain healthy calories and, if eaten in moderation, can help reduce body weight. These fruits are sweet and filling, so they are a good replacement for calorie snacks and should quench your craving for sweets. In situations of hunger or craving for something sweet, they are definitely a better choice than bars or candies.
Tryptophan contained in bananas is involved in the regulation of metabolism, reducing appetite. Digestion is improved by vitamin B6 and manganese, which are involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. These fruits also speed up metabolism because they contain chromium, a mineral that makes you burn more calories and have a lower craving for sweets.
In addition, the high content of fibre that absorbs water and swells in the stomach, combined with starch, induces a feeling of satiety and satisfies hunger for a longer period of time. It is worth eating bananas as part of your breakfast or mid-morning snack. It is only important not to combine bananas with protein or fat in one meal – you can always combine it with other fruits or raw honey.
An interesting option can be a smoothie based on freeze-dried banana powder with the addition of freeze-dried raspberries powder, containing raspberry ketones, which also support the reduction of body fat.
Bananas stabilize blood glucose levels
Bananas have an average glycaemic index and load, which means they raise your blood sugar levels moderately. Thanks to this, you get a quick boost of energy without being hungry for a minimum of 2 hours. It’s a great snack on the go when you don’t have time for a bigger meal.
The spikes in blood sugar characteristic of simple carbohydrates are counteracted by the fibre present in bananas. It slows down the digestion of food and the absorption of sugars, thus stabilizing the blood glucose level. This prevents the feeling of hunger from reappearing quickly.
Support for athletes
Bananas are an excellent source of easily digestible energy. Due to the high content of dietary fibre, potassium and high energy value, it is recommended to eat bananas for physically active people. Those who are actively involved in sports can reach for these fruits immediately after or before exercise to compensate for energy losses and normalize blood sugar levels.
Bananas eaten right after training provide sugars, which are an energy boost for muscles, as well as antioxidants that neutralize free radicals produced during intense exercises. It facilitates the regeneration of the body and supports the treatment of injuries and contusions.
In addition, bananas make your training more effective. You may not be aware that your body needs vitamin C to be more efficient during exercises. This vitamin makes your muscles and tendons stronger.
Bananas and pregnancy
Pregnant women struggling with morning sickness can reach for a banana before getting out of bed, which will alleviate troublesome ailments and provide iron – an element often deficient in pregnancy and important in blood-forming processes and preventing anaemia.
In addition, bananas have the properties of neutralizing excess stomach acid, so they can provide relief from heartburn – a troublesome ailment that many pregnant women complain about.
Bananas also contain folic acid, which helps to minimize the risk of certain birth defects to the foetus, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Unfortunately, many pregnancies are unplanned and often women in the critical period for developing malformations do not realize that they will soon become mothers. For this reason, it is recommended that an adequate amount of folic acid be present in the diet of women of reproductive age who have an active sex life.
Bananas and blood pressure
Eating bananas on a regular basis protects your heart and circulatory system. Bananas are one of the leading products with the highest content of blood pressure-lowering potassium. Even the famous tomatoes have much less of it. In addition, bananas contain little sodium, a low level of which is also important in high blood pressure treatment.
Due to the opposite effect of potassium and sodium – potassium lowers blood pressure and sodium raises it – their balance is important for the proper functioning of the entire body. Research suggests that the regular consumption of two bananas a day can lower blood pressure by 10%.
Bananas and HIV
Bananas can protect against HIV infection. It turns out that these fruits contain BanLec, a type of lectin that is a plant protein that blocks the molecules of the gp120 protein responsible for the development of this infection. In doing so, bananas inhibit the multiplication of the virus, like the medical drugs used to treat HIV.
Bananas also contain large amounts of selenium, an element that stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies. Vitamin C and vitamin E are also important, i.e. substances supporting the wellbeing of the body, which are very valuable to people with immune system diseases.
Vitamins C, A and E found in bananas, also known as vitamins of youth, are strong antioxidants that protect the skin against the harmful effects of free radicals accelerating its ageing. Selenium, zinc and copper contained in bananas also have antioxidant properties.
In addition, vitamin C, apart from acting as an antioxidant, also participates in the production and regeneration of collagen responsible for skin elasticity. By supporting its production, which decreases with age, vitamin C not only prevents the formation of new wrinkles but also reduces existing ones.
Banana shake - good for hangovers
If we suffer from an extremely severe hangover, a banana can quickly improve our condition thanks to its properties. Preparing a quick banana smoothie with natural yoghurt and honey does not take much time, and it will help our stomach return to its normal working mode.
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