Bananas are relatively high in iron, which helps the body’s hemoglobin function.
Due to their content in fiber, they help restore a normal bowel function. In addition, diarrhea usually depletes your body of important electrolytes (of which the most important is potassium, contained in high amounts in bananas). They also contain pectin, a soluble fiber (hydrocolloid) that can help normalize movement through the digestive tract.
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
10 ounces skim milk or plain soy milk
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 medium banana
In a blender, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Use 6 ice cubes for a thicker consistency.
Strawberry, Banana and Flax Smoothie
1/2 medium banana
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
1 1/2 cups skim milk or light soy milk
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
Blend all until smooth.