Bananas are one of the most popular fruits. They’re good for you for several reasons, one of which is apparently improving the quality of your sleep.
If you struggle to sleep, chances are you’ve tried a few internet-found remedies that promise to help you catch some Z’s.
Bananas are versatile fruits; from banana bread, to an addition to your oatmeal and even tea! While banana tea may sound a little whacky and weird, it’s gaining much popularity as a sleeping aid.
What Is Banana Tea
Banana tea is as simple as the name entails. It’s a tea, made from bananas. To make a basic banana tea, you need a banana and hot water.
For flavor, you may also choose to add cinnamon or even honey if the bananas aren’t already adding all the sugar you need.
Banana Tea For Better Sleep
Many people lately have been looking to banana tea for it’s supposed improvement of sleep. The thinking behind it is that banana tea contains high levels of the feel-good hormones (serotonin and dopamine).
Thus by having yourself a cuppa, especially if you’ve included the peel, the reduced stress levels are believed to induce healthy, restful sleep. Despite the popularity of the tea for improved sleep, studies making a direct link are lacking.
Banana Tea For People Watching Their Sugar Intake
The fact that banana tea is low in sugar (provided you’re not sweetening the tea) makes an ideal alternative dring for people looking to reduce their intake of sugary beverages.
A small amount of sugar from the banana is released into the tea acts as a natural sweetener. So if you’re not averse to the taste of bananas, you may have just found a great, low sugar drink to add to your day
Other Benefits of Banana Tea
“Healthline” reports that banana tea is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Some of the benefits may include reduced bloating.
Bananas are also commonly asscociated with gut health, and relieving constipation due to the high prevalence of fibre in found in the fruit.
Preparing Banana Tea
Making banana tea is simple. Boil about 500ml of water and add a banana with or without the peel, ends cut off. refuse the heat and let your tea simmer for ten minute.
Add cinamon or honey flavor or mix with mix with your green or black tea if you’redrinking for enjoyement as opposed to improving sleep.