Healthy Gal has gone BANANAS (literally) and wants to share another frugally healthy tip with you for the Healthy Gal Series!
Did you know that bananas are a natural energy booster…yep, well they are! So, drop those $2.00 Red Bull Energy Drinks and go for a $.10 banana instead. That’s definitely frugal, right? That’s about a 90% savings…when else would you deny a 90% savings? Hmmm….. I’m guessing NEVER! I want to share a few interesting banana facts with you:
Bananas are a good source of vitamins A, B, and C!
Bananas are high in fiber making them an ideal remedy for constipation and an alternative to chemical laxatives.
Bananas are a natural source of potassium which helps to keep the body fluids and electrolyte balance in body cells and helps in regulating blood pressure.
Banana is a rich source of iron making it helpful for those with anemia.
So, I have a frugal healthy alternative to traiditional deserts. It’s actually a very simple idea. When I was pregnant with my son I couldn’t get enough sweets (maybe that’s why he is so sweet) I decided I didn’t want to gain 60 lbs. like I did with my daughter, so I decided to slice bananas up and freeze them. I remember laying in bed at night watching TV and sucking on my banana bites. They have a nice texture and dissolve nicely in your mouth. All you do is slice them up and lay them on a tray or plate in your freezer until they are hard. Scoop them in a bag and wa-la…your done!
The Bottom Line:
Bananas have about 72 calories and 0 grams of fat compared to a standard 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream that has 140 calories and 7 grams of fat! That’s half the amount of calories and 100% less fat!
Before you throw that banana peel away, here is another tip I learned from a friend of mine: Instead of using insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Go BANANAS…I dare you!
*Disclaimer: Never start a new exercise/diet regimen without consulting your Dr. first.
*Copywright: This is an original series developed and written by Coupon Gal.