Bananas and Plantains are botanically no different from each other. Bananas happen to be the sweeter variant of the fruit, which you can consume without cooking.
But you have to cook the the starchier variant, plantain, before you consume it.
You can get it all year long, it does not go out of season, unlike some other fruits.
However, You can also eat banana peels, Suprising right? yes you can, There are several researches to support this claim.
For example, According to a 2011 article in the journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, banana peels have “various bioactive compounds like polyphenols, carotenoids and others.” Which greatly benefits the body.
According to to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans eat more bananas each year than any other fresh fruit.
Here are a few out of the many benefits that you derive from eating Bananas
It improves your mood
Bananas contain a high level of tryptophan. your body converts this into serotonin also known as the happy hormone, it elevates your mood, helps you relax and generally makes you feel happier.
In Addition, tryptophan also helps induce sleep. Sleep in turn helps you relax too.
They also contains Vitamin B6 which helps you sleep well, and magnesium,helps to relax muscles.
Keeps your heart healthy
According to medical experts, it contain a high level of potassium, that greatly helps blood circulation to the brain, regulate heart beat, lower blood pressure, and regulate proper balance of water in the body.
Bananas increase mucus in the digestive tract, which greatly reduces the irritation of the digestive system.
It leaves a protective coating around the inner walls, thereby naturally promoting intestinal health.
This Mucus also heal and even prevent stomach ulcers, to neutralize acidity, and can get rid of heartburn.
- Moderates Blood Sugar Level
Bananas are rich in pectin, a type of fiber that gives the flesh its spongy structural form. Unripe bananas contain resistant starch, which acts like soluble fiber and escapes digestion.
However,Pectin and resistant starch can moderate your blood sugar levels after meals and reduce appetite by slowing the emptying of your stomach.
Banana is a sugary fruit, which means you need to maintain proper hygiene to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
They contain little amount of protein and fat which makes it considerably healthy meal on its own.
You can add a sliced banana to your morning cereal or oatmeal for a more nutritious breakfast or rather Peel and freeze them for a great addition to any smoothie.
You should eat Bananas and other fruits and vegetables in general for proper functioning of the body, they contain the vitamins that your body needs in its natural form.
A banana a day keeps you happy!, Eat a banana today and be happy.