Do you know that you can boost your fertility by eating banana? Bananas are rich in many nutrients. Known for their potassium (they provide up to 10 percent of your daily recommended amount), they are also rich in Vitamin C (10 percent of your daily needs) and fiber (3 grams from a 6-inch banana). They are also rich in B6.
Folate is another nutrient bananas provide for women who are trying to conceive. The vitamin helps prevent neural tube defects, responsible for conditions such as spina bifida in a growing fetus, and are also crucial to making new red blood cells, responsible for carrying oxygen around the body.
They are also a great source of manganese or magnesium, a mineral critical to the health of both male and female reproduction. Not having enough magnesium in your diet, which is not always provided in prenatal vitamins, affects progesterone levels and disrupts the blood supply to the uterus. Magnesium also plays an important role in the woman’s egg health.
Vitamin B6 that is evidently present in bananas is particularly important to reproductive health because it helps regulate the hormones. An imbalance of hormones has direct effects on both male and female reproduction, particularly on the health of the egg and sperm produced by the parents.
Here are some bananas recipe you should try when trying to get pregnant
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup almond meal
¼ cup old-fashioned oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 tablespoon canola oil
- Preheat griddle to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Mix whole wheat flour, almond meal, oats, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Beat an egg in a separate bowl. Beat milk, banana and canola oil into the beaten egg; pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined into a lumpy batter.
- Pour batter 1/2-cup at a time onto the hot griddle; cook until edges become crisp and bubbles have formed on the top, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip the pancakes and continue cooking until the bottom of the pancakes are browned, 3 to 5 minutes more.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
1 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
8 cubes ice
In a blender, combine bananas and milk. Pulse until bananas are chopped. Pour in water and brown sugar. Blend until smooth. Toss in the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Pour into 4 glasses and serve immediately.
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