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  • Bananas are good and bad

    Banana Paradise( Musa paradiciaca L.) is a perennial herbaceous plant of the banana family, with a short stalk from which powerful leaves extend up to 2 m in length, the leaves are covered with brown spots. Fruits are collected in clusters. The homeland is Southeast Asia, from where it reached antiquity in Africa, South and Central America, where many varieties of this plant were bred. It is believed that the banana is one of the first plants cultivated by man. Many varieties and species of this plant are cultivated in almost all tropical countries.

    Bananas contain sugar up to 25%, starch, malic acid, enzymes that promote the absorption of hydrocarbons, as well as fiber and pectin substances that improve digestion. In the flesh of the fruits there are many salts of potassium, which contribute to the excretion of the fluid from edema. Bananas contain magnesium, which, when stressed, is washed away from the cells by stress hormones.

    Useful properties of

    The lack of magnesium and stress are interrelated, so doctors recommend people with a stressful lifestyle to include bananas in their diet. Magnesium, contained in bananas, will help to remove or reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Flesh pulp contains physiologically active substances that help people with intestinal diseases and stomach ulcers, with reduced acidity.

    Bananas help with diarrhea, enteritis and ulcerative colitis, liver disease. Restriction for the consumption of bananas can serve as increased acidity of gastric juice, and they should be limited to people suffering from obesity and diabetes. At the same time, unripe fruits are useful for people with diabetes.

    In folk medicine of countries where this plant is spread, not only fruits are used, but also juice from stems, roots, and also "legs" of fruits.

    So, in India, mature fruit is recommended for use in digestive disorders, jade, hypertension, heart disease. Juice from stems is used for dysentery and cholera, and also as a sedative for hysteria and epilepsy. Roots are used against worms, with blood disease. Leaves - help with burns. In China, the petioles of the "legs" of the fruit are used when the pork tapeworm is expelled.

    Bananas are an excellent cough remedy. To prepare it take ripe bananas and let them through a sieve, then put the grated bananas in a pan with hot water in the proportion: two bananas per one glass of water with sugar( 1 tsp.), Reheat and drink this mixture.

    And Italians extol the bananas for the fact that their excellent flesh removes the inflammation of the vocal cords.

    Bananas are a very valuable food product. In countries where it is spread, bananas replace bread, potatoes, meat and many other foods. Bananas are eaten both in fresh and in processed form. From the pulp of fruits make flour, jam, coffee substitute, liqueurs, cream, stuffing for confectionery, ice cream.

    Try to cook fried bananas. This will require: a cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, a teaspoon of salt, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/3 cup of whole milk, 2 teaspoons of softened butter, 2-3 bananas, one egg. Flour, baking powder, salt and sugar are mixed and sieved.

    Mix milk, egg and softened butter and combine with flour. Bananas are cut into 3-4 identical parts, roll first in flour, and then in the prepared mixture, fry in oil or vegetable fat until golden brown. Serve for coffee.

    Banana-dog-rose mousse

    4 servings

    African salad from bananas

    2 servings

    Moroccan salad

    3 servings

    Cream with banana and hazelnuts

    Bananas have proven themselves in cosmetics because they have nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties. Protein 1 egg whisk until a thick foam, add to this foam about 2 teaspoons of banana pulp, stir until smooth, and then apply to face and neck for 20 minutes. After rinse with warm water and apply a nourishing cream. The skin of the hands will also have to taste such a mask, so the remnants of gruel pamper your pens.

    And one more effective toning mask: rub 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese with 2 tablespoons of banana puree. The resulting mixture is applied to the face for 20 minutes, and then rinse with cool water.

    Harm banana can bring only with excessive use, however, like all the excesses.