Anti-Depression Smoothie

Yesterday , in the throws of my depression and tears, a friend called, you know one of those friends you travelled with, you would trust your debit, cash and bank details with, one of those freinds who has your back in a crisis.Randomly in the conversation she said” have you got a banana?” I laughed becasue she is Somali, she told me that bananas have something in them that helps when you are feeling down and she was right maashallah.

Anti-depression Smoothie
Anti-depression Smoothie

Anti-depression Smoothie
1 banana
½ avocado
7 dates
500ml coconut water, it’s like shower for your insides as professor aris says 
1 tsp turmeric haldi
1 tsp cinnamon,
1 tsp makka powder
Pinch of saffron
Blend till smooth

Bananas are mentioned in the Quran.One banana contains a massive 5mg of vitamin B6 and although I regulary take a vitamin B6 supplement, nothing beats the real thing,Vitamin B6 is wonderful to strengthen nerves, stabalise mental health, decrease sensitivity to monosodium glucamate which Im not sure if that is good really, decreases PMT symptoms, alleviates motrning sickness and boost the immune system and that only Vitamin B6. Bananas are also good for ulcerated stomach.

One medium banana (about 126 grams) is considered to be one serving. One serving of banana contains 110 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrate and 1 gram of protein. Bananas are naturally free of fat, cholesterol and sodium.2

Bananas provide a variety of vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin B6 – .5 mg
  • Manganese – .3 mg
  • Vitamin C – 9 mg
  • Potassium – 450 mg
  • Dietary Fiber – 3g
  • Protein – 1 g
  • Magnesium – 34 mg
  • Folate – 25.0 mcg
  • Riboflavin – .1 mg
  • Niacin – .8 mg
  • Vitamin A – 81 IU
  • Iron – .3 mg

The recommended intake of potassium for adults is 4700 milligrams per day.

Saffron is also in the Smoothie

Medicinal uses

  • The active components present in saffron have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines since long time as anti-spasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic.
  • Research studies have shown that, safranal, a volatile oil found in the spice, has antioxidant, cytotoxic effect on cancer cells, anticonvulsant and antidepressant properties.
  • Αlfa-crocin, a carotenoid compound, which gives the spice its characteristic golden-yellow hue, has beenfound to have anti-oxidant, anti-depressant, and anti-cancer properties. (Medical disclaimer).

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