The pumpkin and banana increases vitamin and antioxidant content which is found in all fruit and vegetables as well as reducing the need to use sugar (though demerara sugar is added to the top to caramelise) and fat (the fat used is heart healthy monounsaturated oil).
*Carrots or squash can be substituted for the pumpkin
Either vegetables contains carotenoids which are powerful phytonutrients shown to help prevent certain cancers, protect against type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Carotenoids are converted to vitamin A which helps with eye health and vision.
Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, B12, magnesium and potassium; all essential for good heart health. The soluble fibre in bananas contain prebiotics which encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive system.
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