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Banana Berries with Cardamom and Honey: Dessert - Therapeutic Thursday Recipe

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This fruit-based dessert is not only delicious but also super healthy. Make it in advance and chill it in the fridge for a refreshing treat. Our Food Coach system rates this recipe with a Green Dot due to its amazing health benefits:

Low in calories (< 100 calories)

Zero cholesterol

Balanced healthy carbs and dietary fiber

Heart-healthy and diabetic-friendly

No added sugar, salt, or fat

No artificial colors or flavors

Health Benefits of Regularly Consuming Berries: Berries are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, folate, potassium, and manganese. Anthocyanins in berries give them vibrant colors and help reduce oxidative stress.

Weight Management: Low in calories and high in fiber, berries help with satiety and weight control. 

Cholesterol Reduction: Berries can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, promoting better heart health.

Blood Pressure Regulation: Nutrients in berries may help lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of hypertension.

Cardiovascular Health: The fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants in berries support overall cardiovascular function.

Skin Health: Berries boost collagen production and promote healing, aiding in skin repair and healthy aging.

Cardamom (Elaichi) Ayurvedic perspective: According to Ayurveda, Cardamom is tridoshic, which is good for balancing all three Doshas in the body.

Tridoshic: Balances all three Doshas in the body

Balances Kapha: Especially beneficial for the stomach and lungs

Pacifies Vata: Helps in calming and soothing Vata dosha

Health Benefits of Cardamom:

  1. Sensual Flavor: Cardamom is a divinely sensual flavor that aids in digestion, stimulates minds, and arouses the senses.
  2. Powerful Phytonutrient: It is a powerful phytonutrient, high in manganese, a trace mineral that helps the body form connective tissue, bones, and sex hormones. It’s also crucial for normal nerve and brain function and plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism, fat metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation.

Recipe Profile: Vegetarian, Vegan, Fruit based healthy dessert


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Disclaimer! Please note that this page is not medical advice. It offers only general guidance for a healthy and balanced diet. This food does not guarantee an adequate or safe intake level for any individual. Please consult your healthcare provider and explore our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for a meal plan tailored to your needs.