Bananas are the perfect portable snack. Not only are they delicious to eat but they are also loaded with nutrients like potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium.
While you may be bananas for this particular fruit, how ripe the banana is could actually affect the health benefits it provides, according to TheRainForestSite.com.
Yes, a brown banana and a green banana have the potential to offer you vastly differing advantages then if you decided to eat a banana when it is perfectly yellow.
For instance, according to the report, a green banana can help get your blood sugar levels under control. They also come in low on the glycemic index, making them the ideal food for those who have issues managing their body’s sugar levels.
TheRainForestSite.com also mentioned that green bananas can provide a longer duration of fullness or satisfaction, making them a great snack to have on hand at any time.
As we move along the ripeness scale, you’d be hard pressed not to eat a banana when it is perfectly yellow. This classic banana color is what most people gravitate toward.
While you may have noticed that yellow bananas are sweeter than green bananas, they are easier to digest, according to the report.
Bananas could be the ideal food if you are having some stomach issues or if you are having trouble keeping food down.
Yellow bananas also contain antioxidants that are designed to protect the body from various diseases, the study said.
Now, as your banana starts to get brown spots, it has even more antioxidants in it. According to the site, it could help people fight off tumors.
TheRainForestSite.com said bananas are positive indicators that work to break down abnormal cells in the body that could cause cancer, giving you just one more reason to peel one.
Brown and squishy bananas are normally a turnoff, but this type of ripeness could offer even more sugar than other stages of banana ripeness.
In this form, bananas contain tryptophan, which can help reduce stress and anxiety.
These overly ripened bananas could also contain nutrients that can promote muscle and bone health.
Whether or not bananas can ward off illnesses and diseases remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain, they sure taste great.
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