5 Ways Banana Tea Can Improve Your Health
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Bananas are sweet, chewy, easily digestible, and highly nutritious. There are so many wonderful things that you can make with bananas, including banana pie, banana shake, banana bread and even use it as a topping on your toasts and other desserts. Banana tea, although very healthy, is not famous like a lot of other organic and herbal teas. It is made by boiling a banana in some hot water and then taking it out of the liquid and drinking the liquid after straining it properly. You can choose to boil your banana with or without the peel depending upon your choice. When you make your banana tea with the peel, then it is commonly termed as banana peel tea. 

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While making a banana peel tea, you will see that it takes longer time for the tea to cook properly because the peel has high fibre content and takes much longer time to cook. This is why many people avoid using banana peels. To add some sweetness, you can add a few drops of honey and cinnamon for that nutty flavour. The right time to sip on this tea is just before you're sleeping. Now, let's look at some of the health benefits of drinking a cup of banana tea regularly.

* Nutritious 

Banana tea is a very simple tea that is used with two ingredients including banana and water. It is only to add extra taste that honey and cinnamon powder are needed and you can easily skip them if you don't have them at home. Banana tea contains nutrients like magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6, and copper. The tea doesn't have a lot of calories as well and you're not eating the banana and just the water that has been boiled by using a banana. But it is important to remember that you will also not get the same concentration of vitamins and nutrients as you get from the fruit. But drinking that tea regularly will fulfil your nutritional intake. Potassium and magnesium help in improving the quality of sleep. Vitamin B6 helps in keeping the immune system healthy and also the redevelopment of red blood cells.

* Antioxidants 

Banana tea also consists of a lot of antioxidants which include gallocatechin and dopamine. These two antioxidants help in fighting against the free radicals revolving around our body. By fighting against the free radicals, the chances of developing a cardiovascular problem may be minimised. The peel of the banana has a much higher amount of antioxidants. That is why it is better to brew the peel if you want your tea to be full of antioxidants.

* Helps With Sleep

Banana tea is very popular among people who have difficulty sleeping at night. It has the three main ingredients that can give our body a quality sleep. This includes magnesium, potassium and tryptophan. Both magnesium and potassium are believed to be a significant contributor towards a person experiencing quality sleep. Tryptophan which is an amino acid is important for the production of hormones that are in use during sleep. This is why it is believed that drinking this tea just before you are about to sleep will help you in getting quality sleep. But if you are experiencing a problem sleeping for a long time, then we recommend you to take professional medications for the same as banana tea is just a temporary solution and may or may not help you with the same.

* Prevents Bloating 

Banana tea can also help in preventing bloating in the body as it is very high in potassium. Potassium is a mineral that is important for maintaining the fluid balance in a body. It also regulates muscle contractions and healthy blood pressure. Potassium also works with sodium which is another mineral that helps regulate the fluid balance of a body. It is when the amount of sodium overpowers potassium in the body, we experience bloating. This is why drinking banana tea that has a higher amount of potassium, helps in keeping your body healthy and may also prevent bloating.

* Good For Heart

Banana tea is also considered extremely healthy for the heart. As it is rich in both magnesium and potassium, it may help in achieving an optimum BP and also reduce the chances of a person experiencing a heart stroke. Many studies have found that people eating a potassium-rich diet develop the possibility of having better heart health. Banana tea is rich in catechins which is a type of antioxidant that can also reduce the chances of developing a cardiovascular problem.

These are some of the top benefits of drinking a cup of banana tea every day. This tea is one of the easiest teas to make at home. If you do not like eating bananas then you can try drinking this tea.