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Why Green Bananas are Good for You


Date Posted: 1/29/2018 9:14:44 AM

Posted By: Alambi  Membership Level: Gold  Total Points: 2017

Why Green Bananas are Good for You!
A green banana is an unripened yellow banana that has many uses. While most times we consume a ripe banana just after peeling, a green banana is usually consumed after cooking. Green bananas are excellent sources of fiber, minerals, vitamins and a starch type that may assist in regulation of blood sugar, control weight and decrease cholesterol in the blood.

They contain 'Resistance Starch'
Resistant starch is simply starch that cannot be digested in the human digestive system, as a result it plays the role of a fiber rather than a starch. Green bananas have large contents of this type of starch. Having a diet rich in foods containing resistant starch, like the green bananas, may lower your risk of diabetes by helping in regulation of blood sugar, and heart disease by aiding to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.

They have fiber
Green bananas contain fiber. Fiber is important in the diet because it can help in lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Moreover, fiber slows the digestion process; this aids in making you feel full for a longer period of time, which is beneficial for weight control.

They're rich in potassium
Just like the ripe bananas, the green bananas have a high content of potassium. Potassium-rich foods may help in controlling blood pressure.

They are a good source of Vitamin B-6
In addition, green bananas have vitamin B-6. Vitamin B-6 plays a vital role in at least 100 enzymatic reactions in the human body. Moreover, this vitamin is involved in the formation of haemoglobin and helps in controlling blood sugar levels.

With these benefits, it would be wise to include green bananas in your diet. The green bananas have less sugar compared to the yellow ripened bananas, this makes them suitable for people with diabetes.

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