Use Your Home Smoothie Maker To Enjoy The Health Benefits Of Banana Smoothies

Smoothies are big business. There are now many brands available on the shelves of supermarkets and health food stores. They are quite expensive and many people do not realise how easy they are to make at home in a smoothie maker. In fact, you can make smoothies at home so easily and so quickly, I wonder why anyone would go to the expense of buying them in store.

It seems that the biggest consumers of these store-bought smoothies are health-conscious under 35s. If only they realized that home-made smoothies are even better for them, they would all be rushing out to buy a smoothie maker! Home-made smoothies contain only the fresh ingredients you put into them, no preservatives, artificial flavours or sweeteners. Store-bought smoothies are often heat-treated too, this lengthens the shelf-life but many people believe that nutritional value is lost in the process.

If you are new to home smoothie-making, bananas are one of the easiest fruits to get started with. Bananas have many health benefits and taste delicious, either on their own as a single fruit smoothie combined with probiotic yogurt or, as a mixed fruit smoothie combined with fruits such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.

Bananas are one of the best sources of the vitamin which is so important for the health of our immune systems. This is vitamin B6 and is often also called the “feel-good” vitamin because it is vital in the conversion of Tryptophan to Seratonin which has a natural soothing and calming action.

Bananas are rich in the fiber that is essential if our digestive systems are to function effectively. Adequate fiber in our diets helps us to avoid minor problems such as constipation and haemorrhoids which are nonetheless very uncomfortable. More importantly though eating a diet with the correct intake of fiber helps us to avoid more serious problems in the long-term. These problems include cancers of the bowel and colon.

Bananas are also a rich source of minerals such as potassium and magnesium. Both these minerals are vital in reducing the risk of Osteoporosis. Potassium helps prevent excess calcium being excreted in urine and the calcium needed for healthy bones, needs to be in balance with magnesium if it is to be absorbed efficiently. Low Potassium levels have also been linked with an increased risk of high blood pressure and the problems that this brings.

Now that you know how easy it is to make the freshest, most delicious, healthy smoothies at home in a smoothie maker, why not get started today? Fruits and vegetables combined in smoothies are blended smooth so that they are easy for our bodies to digest and absorb. So, rather than buying ready-made smoothies, save yourself some money and start getting the health benefits of making smoothies at home.