There is a lot of misinformation about fruit and carbs out there these days. The fad (keto) says that your brain and body need fat to work properly, that is misinformation.
Your brain, liver and body actually run on glucose. If you do not have enough glucose reserves in these organs they will not function properly.
SIGNS YOUR BODY NEEDS GLUCOSE
- Brain fog
- Sleep disorders
- Lack of focus
- Poor digestion
- Blood sugar imbalances
- and much more...
I am talking about the glucose and fructose which come from fruit, not the processed sugars in cakes, cookies and other sweeteners. The glucose in bananas and other fruit are bonded to critical life supporting minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins and other phytonutrients, so it's not empty glucose you are eating. These fruits are also made up of fiber, pulp and water that have other wonderful health and digestion benefits. So please, don't be afraid to eat fruit! Finally you have permission to eat fruit! And NO they will not make you gain weight!!
I went on a very restrictive diet, similar to Keto, to get rid of my candida with very little carbs. That is when my insomnia exploded, as well as, brain fog, anxiety, chronic fatigue, lack of focus and chronic constipation among other things. As soon as I changed my diet to add in lots of fruit, these things started changing.
I have since lost 24 pounds, gotten rid of my candida, and all the other things listed up there (through fruit and eating a healthy cleansing diet). There are a few other fruits as well as raw honey that also help me to sleep and I will talk about each of them on later BLOGs, but I do have a better nights sleep if I eat a banana, honey or one of those other fruits before bed. My brain and body feel calmer and more relaxed which help me to sleep deeper and better.
I eat 1 banana 1-2 hours before bedtime and it really does help.
You could even make a BANANA MILKSHAKE before bed:
1 Fresh banana
1 Frozen banana
1/2 tsp Alcohol free vanilla extract
1/3 Cup Coconut water
Dash of cinnamon
Blend all together in a blender and enjoy!! A perfect evening dessert, but better yet a sleep tonic!!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BANANAS
- Powerful anti-viral food
- Has tryptophan to help you sleep, relieve stress, anxiety and depression
- Destroys fungus in the body
- Digestive aid- colitis, IBS, chrons
- Stabilizes blood sugar
- Help balance weight
- Helps with "auto-immune" diseases
- Helps adrenal fatigue
- Helps heart disease
- And so much more...
Eating 3 or more bananas a day can even help PTSD!
BANANAS AN AMAZING FRUIT
Bananas should be one of our go to fruits, because they do so much for our bodies. They are the best thing to eat before and after exercise to give your body what it needs to exercise and to replenish when you are done. They are healthy and filling, for those late night snackers and they taste wonderful!!
They really are a perfect food!! So please don't be afraid of fruit anymore, ENJOY!!
For more in-depth information see:
Life Changing Foods by Anthony Williams