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Uses of Nana Flakes Recipe Banana: The All Natural Mega Supplement Benefits of Nana Flakes
Feb 2009 The adage that, "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away", maybe better applied to bananas. Why? Because, bananas have a higher concentration of important vitamins and minerals, then apples, that keep our bodies running smoothly. Now, how can you have a banana a day when they turn an unpleasant brown, sitting on your kitchen counter, waiting to be consumed. Nutritional Designs', Nana Flakes is your answer. Nana Flakes are 100% naturally dried bananas, which provide you all the nutrition of fresh bananas and do not brown when stored in a dry cool place. ¼ Cup of Nana Flakes provides all of the nutrition of one whole banana.
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Who uses Nana Flakes? Everyone, from the very young to our seniors. Mom's keep Nana Flakes on hand to stir into babies oatmeal, Athletes add Nana Flakes to smoothies as a potassium booster, seniors use Nana Flakes to help with
Health Benefits of Bananas
The All Natural Mega Supplement
Bananas are commonly known for their ability to help control diarrhea. However, there are many other benefits of eating "a banana a day". Besides counteracting the negative effects of diarrhea and helping to maintain water balance, bananas are great when looking for a cure for debilitating heartburn. In addition,
regulation and baby boomers use Nana Flakes for daily health maintenance in yogurt, cereal as well as a fat substitute in some of their favorite recipes. Mothers and Kids Nana Flakes is a great way to get your kids to put a little health into their diets with Nana Flake smoothies. Nana Flakes can also be used as a fat replacement in baking or on its own as a banana sauce, icing for cakes and cookies. Nana Flakes contains all the natural vitamins and minerals of a regular banana making this tasty snack a healthy one. Athletes Nana Flakes adds that extra kick into your protein shake or smoothie. Since Nana Flakes are loaded with electrolytes and have sugar you know that you will have that long lasting energy your looking for. Everyone Did you know that bananas are used to naturally control diarrhea and heartburn. Having a jar of Nana Flakes around is perfect for just that. Take 1-2 tablespoons with each meal - that
bananas have been credited with helping to naturally: reduce the symptoms of depression, fight anemia, protect eyesight, maintain healthy bones, maintain the nervous system, protect against stomach ulcers, provide stress relief, as well as protection from strokes. The vast array of health benefits stem from banana's concentration of vitamins and minerals, such as; vitamin B6, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, fiber, Tryptophan and natural sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) which play a large role in keeping our systems functioning properly. Potassium is a very significant body mineral. Its importance in both cellular and electrical functions is necessary for proper cell and neuron function. Cellularly, potassium is one of the main minerals in our blood, along with sodium and chloride. It is also the primary positive ion (cation) which charges our nervous system. Potassium has a role in
Protein and nucleic acid synthesis Normal nerve and muscle function Converting glucose into glycogen (muscle fuel) Kidney function Helping lungs eliminate carbon dioxide Maintain acid/alkali balance Normal fluid balance
Now lets look at how Bananas achieve these health wonders! Bananas contain fiber as well as water loving starches. This is great when one has loose stools - bananas naturally soak up the extra water to help form soft stools. This is great way to relieve the runs. In addition, when one has diarrhea you tend to loose important electrolytes - bananas naturally replaces lost potassium (beats taking another pill). Bananas help protect us from ulcers in two ways. First, bananas stimulate the cells on the lining of your stomach causing them to produce more mucus (which stops the acid in your stomach from reaching the stomach walls). And second by its naturally high concentration of protease inhibitors. Protease inhibitor helps to eliminate certain bacterium that can help cause ulcers. Bananas are known to help enhance your mood. The amino acid called Tryptophan is used by the body to help produce
should do the trick. Remember, Nana Flakes can be taken alone as "Nana Sauce" made by mixing 1-2 tablespoons of nana flakes with water or by mixing into milk, hot cereals or yogurts.
Serotonin which is used by the body to create a calming affect on the brain. Tryptophan is a dietary essential, meaning that in order to get it into our system we first have to eat it. Bananas are a very tasty source of this important amino acid, Tryptophan. Lastly, a banana is a great supplier of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps to create hemoglobin, which is essential to carrying oxygen throughout your body. It also plays a role in the conversion of Tryptophan to Serotonin and in the production of antibodies, keeping your immune system healthy and strong.
Banana Smoothies (With Low Fat Milk)
Ingredients: 1/8 Cup Nana Flakes 1 cup low-fat milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons sugar (or to taste) or 1 packet of sugar substitute 3 to 4 ice cubes 1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional) Directions: In a blender, combine ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a pinch of cinnamon.
Benefits of Nana Flakes
Nana Flakes are a great way to obtain your daily dose of banana. With 69 servings per jar and the ease of storage you can't go wrong when choosing Nana Flakes, especially since they are all natural, dried, non GMO bananas, and contain no artificial additives. A jar of Nana Flakes makes any season banana season. With proper storage Nana Flakes stay fresh for up to two years. The best part of having Nana Flakes is that they can be used in any recipe as a flavoring agent or a fat substitute adding a healthy touch of banana flavoring. Nana Flakes can find their way into oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, banana breads, cookies, and even brownies as well as used as a food and drink thickener, and so much more. Nana Flakes is the best way to get all the natural benefits of a banana without the hassle of making sure you have a ripe banana around. For more information please visit www.ndlabs.com.
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Compare a Banana to Nana Flakes 1 Medium Sized Banana (~7inches) 7 In Long Banana
1/4 Cup Nana Flakes 4 Tbsp (~25g)*
Calories Fiber Sugar Phosphorous Potassium
105 3g 14g 26 mg 422 mg
85 2.6 g 12g 20mg 380mg
There is no better time than now to act on those new years resolutions. It's time to go bananas for bananas. Nutritional Designs makes it easy with our 100% natural Nana Flakes. Sincerely, Beth Beller RD. CN. CDE. ND Labs