Bananas

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Have Bananas if you’re needing some “filling” in your tummy!

Just saw this about bananas on Yahoo today and thought, “I’ve got to point this out!

Ever grab a snack but then feel hungry again 20 minutes later? Next time, reach for a banana.

It’s loaded with Resistant Starch (RS), a healthy carb that fills you up and helps to boost your metabolism. Slightly under ripe medium-sized bananas have 12.5 grams of RS—more than most other foods.

Bananas give you 4.7 grams of RS, still enough to keep hunger pangs away. Check out these tasty ways to work in this wonder food.

Eating a diet packed with the right kind of carbs is the little-known secret to getting and staying slim for life.

When we talk about the right kind of carbs, we mean Resistant Starch. Hundreds of studies conducted at respected universities and research centers have shown Resistant Starch helps you eat less, burn more calories, feel more energized and less stressed, and lower cholesterol.

Sound too good to be true? Here are eight evidence-based reasons you must get carbs back in your life if you are ever to achieve that coveted sleek, slim look.

Feel-great eating isn’t about starving yourself; it’s about having plenty of delicious, healthy foods that help you burn fat and leave you feeling satisfied.

But dealing with the details—like counting grams of fiber, measuring portion sizes, and weighing the differences between good and bad fats—can be confusing, even when you have a daily meal plan to follow.

No matter how you like to eat your bananas

Banana “Ice Cream”
Peel, slice, and freeze 1 small banana. Place frozen banana pieces in a blender with 3 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk; blend until thick. Top with 1 tablespoon bananachopped walnuts.

Banana Salsa Make a quick salsa with 2 diced peeled bananas, 2 tablespoons minced red onion, 1 tablespoon minced cilantro, 1 teaspoon minced serrano or jalepeno pepper, juice of 1 lime, and brown sugar and salt to taste. Use it to top fish or pork tacos, jerk chicken, or jerk pork.

There are so many ways to enjoy them too!

Broiled Bananas

Slice 1 peeled banana in half lengthwise. Put banana pieces, cut sides up, on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle the banana pieces with 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and broil on high until the sugar bubbles and the bananas brown (about 2–3 minutes). After broiling, sprinkle with cinnamon—or drizzle with 1 teaspoon rum for an extra-special treat.

Coffee and Banana Smoothie
Place 1 sliced peeled banana, 1 cup 1% low-fat milk, 1/2 cup cold black coffee, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1/2 cup ice in a blender. Blend until smooth—and enjoy.

 

Magical milk shakes

Traditional milk shakes—made with ice cream and chocolate—can do diet damage. Luckily, these recipes combine low-fat dairy products and fruit to provide 11 drinks with less than 300 calories.

Peanut-Butter-Cup Smoothie

This drink tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in a glass, and it contains 20% of your daily calcium.

Ingredients: Banana, low-fat chocolate milk, vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt, natural-style peanut butter, vanilla low-fat yogurt

Calories: 201

Tropical Fruit Salad
Make a fruit salad with 1 sliced peeled banana, 1 sliced peeled kiwi, and 1/2 diced peeled ripe mango. Squirt juice of 1/4 lime over the salad, and serve. Love those bananas!

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