Going Bananas For Bananas!

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The Health Benefits of Bananas:

  1. Vitamin C: Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, boosts children’s immune system and improves their absorption of other nutrients such as iron.

  2. Vitamin B6: Commonly found in animal products, bananas are an excellent vegan source of B6 which helps brain development and hormone levels.  Vitamin B6 also helps regulate sleep and irritability.  Enough said…

  3. Folate: Folate is very important in producing new brain and muscle cells.  Children who don’t get enough folate can develop anemia, digestive problems, weight loss, weakness and irritability.

  4. Potassium: This is an electrolyte mineral that supports good nerve and muscle function – it’s also vital in maintaining a healthy balance of fluids in the body.

  5. Fiber: Bananas are a great source of dietary fiber, which helps food move smoothly through the digestive tract and maintain healthy, regular bowel movements.

  6. Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are the body’s most important and readily available source of energy.  The carbohydrates found in bananas (mainly sugar in the form of Glucose, Fructose and Sucrose) when combined their high fiber content, provide instant and substantial energy to little bodies.

Stay tuned for my easy and amazing recipe for Drinkable Banana Yogurt!

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