The first thing you need to do if you want to lose weight quickly is reduce your sugar intake, including fruit.
However, bananas, which are often avoided in diets, prepared in the following way, can do wonders for your waistline.
First, bananas have weight loss properties. A single banana packs 108 calories, which amounts to 17.5g of carbohydrates. Your body needs carbohydrates for smooth body functioning and excess carbohydrates can lead to weight gain. Bananas are also loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals. They also contain pectin, which leaves you feeling fuller for a longer time. This makes bananas ideal for any weight loss program.
In addition, bananas have a low glycemic index, which also helps in weight loss. Eating bananas help in controlling increased blood sugar levels in the body. Research shows that bananas can actually be a perfect fit in your weight loss diet plan. This fruit it naturally sweet and also satisfies your sweet tooth. A six inch banana has about 90 calories, which makes it much lesser than calories present in any candy bar.
Last, but not least, this fruit contains high amount of potassium, a substance that stimulates the excretion of excess fluids from the body.
Also, bananas speed up metabolism, especially if combined with spinach or flaxseed.
A recipe for a super-powerful banana drink:
- 1 banana
- 1 orange
- ½ cup low-fat yogurt
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- ¼ tsp ginger powder
- 2 tbsp. flaxseed
- 2 tbsp. whey protein
Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Take this super-powerful drink in the morning on an empty stomach. Drink a glass of lukewarm water in advance.