Move over Banana ice cream – It’s time for Banana and apple!!

Apples!!

I was struggling to fill my caloric intake for the day so here’s my alternative to banana smoothies/ice cream.Honestly, it tastes better then it sounds. I found peeling them (apples!) before you freeze is better but the skin’s good for you so i always keep it on. i keep a bag in the freezer along with bananas.
Shake diets work because liquids are easier to break down in the body and aren’t using your stomach to do the hard work, we are meant to eat fruit and vegetables so our bodies work hard to break foods down, in liquid for our body can easily break food down and start doing other jobs such as burning fat,repairing muscle. So start your day with a good liquid breakfast or lunch.

  1. 1 apple frozen 
  2. 1 banana frozen. 
  3. Blend 
  4. Add a handful of raisins.
  5. Stir the ice crystals and add 3 tbsp of full fat milk. To loosen things up.
  6. Re-Freeze for 30 mins and enjoy.
I enjoy mine by replacing step 5 with 4 tbsp of yogurt, freezing and halving it ( its too much for me!) The yoghurt makes it creamier.

15 Benefits of eating Apples.

2. Avoid Alzheimer’s 

3. Protect against Parkinson’s

4. Curb all sorts of cancers Scientists from the American Association for Cancer Research, among others, agree that the consumption of flavanol-rich apples could help reduce your risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to 23 per cent. Researchers at Cornell University have identified several compounds—triterpenoids—in apple peel that have potent anti-growth activities against cancer cells in the liver, colon and breast. Their earlier research found that extracts from whole apples can reduce the number and size of mammary tumours in rats. Meanwhile, the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. has recommended a high fibre intake to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

5. Decrease your risk of diabetes 

6. Reduce cholesterol The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.

7. Get a healthier heart An extensive body of research has linked high soluble fibre intake with a slower buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in your arteries. The phenolic compound found in apple skins also prevents the cholesterol that gets into your system from solidifying on your artery walls. When plaque builds inside your arteries, it reduces blood flow to your heart, leading to coronary artery disease.

8. Prevent gallstones

9. Beat diarrhea and constipation Whether you can’t go to the bathroom or you just can’t stop, fibre found in apples can help. Fibre can either pull water out of your colon to keep things moving along when you’re backed up, or absorb excess water from your stool to slow your bowels down.

10. Neutralize irritable bowel syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain and bloating. To control these symptoms doctors recommend staying away from dairy and fatty foods while including a high intake of fibre in your diet.

11. Avert hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids are a swollen vein in the anal canal and while not life threatening, these veins can be very painful. They are caused by too much pressure in the pelvic and rectal areas. Part and parcel with controlling constipation, fibre can prevent you from straining too much when going to the bathroom and thereby help alleviate hemorrhoids.

12. Control your weight Many health problems are associated with being overweight, among them heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fibre. Foods high in fibre will fill you up without costing you too many calories.

13. Detoxify your liver We’re constantly consuming toxins, whether it is from drinks or food, and your liver is responsible for clearing these toxins out of your body. Many doctors are skeptical of fad detox diets, saying they have the potential to do more harm than good. Luckily, one of the best—and easiest—things you can eat to help detoxify your liver is fruits—like apples.

14. Boost your immune system Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you’re stressed out.
15. Prevent cataracts 

15 Benefits of eating Bananas.

  1. Allergies
  2. Anemia Being high in iron content, bananas are beneficial in the treatment of anemia. They helps stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood.
  3. Boost Energy Fructose, glucose, and sucrose contained in bananas will give an instant and sustainable amount of energy. This is the reason why athletes often eat bananas.
  4. Constipation and Diarrhea Bananas are a good remedy for constipation and diarrhea as they can help normalize bowel functions. They also have the ability to change the harmful bacteria in the intestines become the beneficial acidophilic bacilli.
  5. Dysentery
  6. Hangover The mixture of banana milkshake with honey is A good medicine for hangover. Banana calm your stomach, along with milk, it helps rehydrates your system. Honey is also comfort your stomach and control your blood sugar and potassium levels back to normal.
  7. Helps to stop smoking
  8. Improve Mood Bananas contain Tryptophan, an essential amino acid which is responsible for the production of Serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that is known to overcome depression and improve mood.
  9. Intestine Disorder
  10. Improve brain function and keep alertness
  11. Kidney Disorders
  12. Menstrual disorders
  13. Over weight Diet consists of bananas and skim milk are considered as an effective remedies for weight loss.
  14. Reduce the risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Bananas are an excellent source of potassium which helps keep body electrolyte and fluids balance in body cells and helps in controlling blood pressure, thus reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Research has shown that regular intake of bananas can reduce the risk of stroke by 40%.
  15. Urinary Disorders

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