Food Experts Revealed Which Bananas Are The Most Beneficial For Your Health

Date June 14, 2018

Bananas make a great snack: They are tasty, sweet and nutritious; they keep you satiated for a long time. If you are a fan of this high-potassium fruit, you should know it is also packed with fiber, vitamins B6 and C, magnesium, and copper.

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There are plenty of types and shapes of bananas. As they ripen, they are ready to offer you a bunch of special nutrients and minerals to benefit your health.

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Green Bananas

The young green bananas are not considered ready to be consumed, however, you can appreciate their positive effect on the body as well. It is better to eat them cooked: baked or fried. Due to low sugar content and resistant starch, they help control cholesterol levels, prevent diabetes and heart diseases.

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Green bananas are a great choice for people struggling with weight loss. If you love this fruit so much that you can’t cut it out of your diet, go green.

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Due to its fiber and short-chain fatty acid production, they improve digestion and provide nourishment to sustain you for a long period of time. In addition, green bananas are rich in micronutrients and vitamins which are lost are they ripen.

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Yellow bananas

Yellow, firm and ripe bananas are good for you, too! However, the resistant starch changes with time and, as the fruit ripens, it gets more sugary and easier to digest.

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You should not pick yellow bananas if you have high blood sugar level. Yellow bananas have more antioxidants that protect us against cancer and contribute to eyesight and muscle health.

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This fruit has been linked to improvements in kidney functions and to preventing kidney diseases, including cancer. Due to containg iron, they are perfect for people suffering from anemia, the decreased amount of red blood cells and low level of hemoglobin in the blood.

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Brown bananas

As we walk along the shopping aisle, we may see those yellow bananas with brown spots, and we often they are rotten and spoiled. That’s where we are wrong. We can still eat those and benefit from their micronutrients as well. The obvious advantage is the fact that they can be easily incorporated into any recipe because they are soft and sweet.

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The browner the bananas get, the sweeter they are. They are perfect for smoothies, baking, mashing, and freezing. If you want to reduce your sugar intake and use the natural sweeteners, overripe bananas are a perfect choice. However, if you have diabetes, it is better to avoid the fruit when it's brown.

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Bananas will only enhance your overall health, no matter what stage of ripening they are in! They are delicious and beneficial - exactly what the doctor ordered!

Source: HealthLine

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