Bananas are an everyday food in many households, in fact New Zealanders eat on average 18kg per person per year! Banana’s contain resistant starch, that travels through the digestive system to the colon and feeds the good bacteria living there. Good gut bacterial is essential for bowel health.
You may have heard that bananas are high in potassium – true! But why that is important? Potassium works to regulate electrolytes (maintain water and mineral balance) nerve function, muscle control and blood pressure. Research suggests that dietary potassium may protect against high blood pressure. And good potassium intake has been linked to a healthy heart rhythm and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
These muffins are really sweet and have no added sugar, hard to believe I know! The sweetness comes from the dates. Dates are very high in sugar, but they also contain fibre, anti-oxidants, and a number of essential vitamins and minerals that refined sugar does not.