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Banana - The Best Fruit, Banana Brownie – The Best Snack

Ipanema Valley is proud to announce that finally, you can have a natural source of energy without the crazy ingredients. You can now enjoy the wonderful taste of our banana brownies and take all the minerals and vitamins that bananas naturally contain. If you haven’t found it out yet, here we stress it once again: One brownie contains one banana. Yes, a whole banana!


Our banana brownies snacks are an amazing solution for kids and adults, even if you're an athlete or if you workout and love taking care of your body because they help you maintain your physical and mental energy. Thanks to the natural way they’re made where no machine is used, the banana brownies are 100% organic, gluten-free, dairy-free and without added sugar, so less fat and more taste for all of us. We at Ipanema Valley care about you so we work hard to make you enjoy the best snacks on the market.


Let's talk a bit about bananas and one of our best products - the banana brownies.


Bananas are among one of the world's most appealing fruits. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, everyone eats 11.4 lbs. of bananas per annum in the USA, making it Americans' favourite fruit.


Many health benefits are related to the curvy yellow fruit. Bananas are high in potassium and pectin, a sort of fiber according to nutritionists. They are also a good source to get magnesium and vitamins C and B6.


Thanks to the high level of vitamin B6 that bananas contain, they’re known to scale back swelling, protect against developing Type 2 diabetes, aid in weight loss, strengthen the nervous system. B6 also helps with the production of white blood cells. Bananas are high in antioxidants, which will provide protection from free radicals.


From green to black


Unripe green bananas offer some health benefits. They can help to control gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea and ulcers and could lower cholesterol and blood pressure.


At the opposite end of a banana's life, research has shown that the amount of nutrients rises in bananas as they ripen. Bananas with dark spots were eight times more effective in enhancing the work of white blood cells than green-skin bananas, according to a 2009 study published in Food Science and Technology Research. White blood cells are known to fight infections caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and other pathogens.


Ipanema valley uses well ripen bananas. We take them from Brazilians farmers. Up to 50% of bananas are rejected by supermarkets because they are deemed “imperfect”. Approximately 38,000 hectares of production produce 190,000 tonnes of waste! That’s a heavy financial loss on the farmer. Not only that, but bananas are the no. 1 wasted item at the supermarket. That’s also a financial loss for the retailer.


Ipanema Valley creates a more equitable supply chain between everyone that comes into contact with bananas while also creating a positive environmental benefit in preventing food waste. By concentrating down the bananas into a nutrient-dense flavorful banana mass, we are able to make products that give you a full serving of a banana and in turn, extend the shelf life of the banana so it doesn’t go to waste in your home so you can save money as well. The typical household wastes 15% of its household food budget on bananas that spoil before they are eaten.


Health benefits


Heart health


Bananas are good for your heart. They're full of potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep the heart beating. Bananas' high potassium and low sodium content can also help protect your circulatory system against high blood pressure, consistent with the FDA.


Researchers at the University of Alabama found that the potassium in bananas is additionally linked to arterial effectiveness; the more potassium you've got, the less likely your arteries are to harden. Within the study, mice with a lower-potassium diet had harder arteries than mice consuming a traditional amount of potassium. Arterial stiffness in humans is linked to heart conditions.


Depression and mood


Bananas are often helpful in overcoming depression because of high levels of tryptophan, which the body converts to serotonin, the mood-elevating brain neurotransmitter. Plus, vitamin B6 helps you sleep better, and magnesium helps to relax muscles. Additionally, the tryptophan in bananas is documented for its sleep-inducing properties.


Digestion and weight loss


Bananas are high in fiber, which may help keep you regular. Vitamin B6 also can help protect against Type 2 diabetes and aid in weight loss. Generally, bananas are an excellent weight-loss food because they taste sweet and are filling, which helps curb cravings.


Bananas are particularly high in resistant starch, a sort of dietary fiber in which researchers have recently become interested. Resistant starch in bananas may support gut health and control blood glucose. Resistant starch increases the assembly of short-chain fatty acids within the gut, which are necessary to gut health.


Exercise

For replenishing energy and electrolytes, bananas are often simpler than sports drinks. A 2012 study published in PLOS One checked out male athletes competing in long-distance cycling races. They compared athletes refuelling with Gatorade every quarter-hour to athletes refuelling with a banana and water. Researchers saw that the athletes' performance times and body physiology were equivalent in both cases. However, serotonin and dopamine in bananas improved the athletes' antioxidant capacity and helped with oxidative stress, improving performance overall.


Vision


Carrots may get all the glory for helping your eyes, but bananas play their part too. The fruits contain a little but significant amount of vitamin A, which is important for shielding your eyes, maintaining normal vision and improving vision in the dark, according to the National Institutes of Health. Vitamin A contains compounds that preserve the membranes around your eyes and are a component in the proteins that bring light to your corneas. Like other fruits, bananas can help prevent degeneration of molecules, an incurable condition, which blurs sight.


Bones


Bananas might not be overflowing with calcium, but they're still helpful to keep bones strong. Consistent with a 2009 article in the Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry, bananas contain an abundance of fructooligosaccharides. These are nondigestive carbohydrates that encourage digestive-friendly probiotics and enhance the body's ability to soak up calcium.


Cancer


Some evidence suggests that moderate consumption of bananas could also be protective against kidney cancer. A 2005 Swedish study found that ladies who ate more than 75 servings of fruits and vegetables cut their risk of kidney cancer by 40 percent and that bananas were especially effective. Women eating four to 6 bananas every week halved their risk of developing kidney cancer.


Bananas could also be helpful in preventing kidney cancer due to their high levels of antioxidant phenolic compounds.


Bananas can also help prevent gestational diabetes. Lack of sleep during pregnancy can contribute to gestational diabetes, consistent with a meta-analysis published in Sleep Medicine Reviews. But the magnesium and tryptophan in bananas can help night's rest.


Summary


Our bananas come straight from Brazil. From each brownie and other product, you will get all the values that bananas have. As you can see, by consuming every day the right amount of our banana brownies, you can enjoy the best taste of bananas and take the necessary energy to face any challenge during the day. Furthermore, you will be keeping yourself relaxed and healthy.


We are not selling just a product; we are selling you a healthy lifestyle packed into a delicious snack. Join us on the journey to make your life easier and healthier. We care about you so we produce the best healthy snacks by using only natural ingredients and no conservatives. Our brownies are vegan so even if you’re a vegan you can enjoy all of this flavour and benefits too.


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