Banana bread is a delicious type of bread which is prepared with the fully ripe mashed bananas. It is usually moist and sweet in taste available in the form of cake. It is a healthy breakfast item that can be had in the breakfast along with some fruits and juices. There are various recipes of banana bread and you can also bake it in many different ways. The intake of banana bread is very helpful in improving your mood.
One slice of banana bread contains total 158 calories. Out of these 158 calories, 27%of the calories come from fat, 67% of the calories come from carbohydrates and 6% of the total calories come from protein. The total fat contained in the slice of banana bread consists of saturated fat, mono saturated fat and poly saturated fat. Along with this, a small percentage of cholesterol, potassium and sodium are also found in the banana bread. The sugars and dietary fiber are also found in the banana bread.
Consuming banana bread is very beneficial in fighting with atherosclerosis or to prevent the arteries from getting hardened hence preventing you from stroke or heart attack. The potassium found in the banana bread also helps in promoting the health of your bones and in lowering the blood pressure. The banana bread slice also contains vitamin B as well as vitamin C. It also contains some important minerals that are essential for your health such as selenium, manganese, calcium, zinc and copper.
The other essential nutrients found in the banana bread are phytosterols that help in reducing the cholesterol level in the blood. The omega-3 as well as omega-6 is extremely healthy fatty acids for heart that are also available in the banana bread. Every slice of banana bread contains around 88.2 milligrams of omega-3 and around 1781 milligrams of omega-6.