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Banana (Musaceae)

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ANTIOXIDANT Bananas contain 2 potent antioxidants: dopamine and catechins that actively lower risks of heart disease and degenerative diseases.

BOWEL BUSINESS Bananas are made up of two main fibers: resistant starch (which doesn’t get digested), along with pectin. Together they slow down blood sugar levels from spiking after a meal, and manage our appetite. With about 3g of fiber per fruit, they also ensure digestive health!

DIABETES UNFRIENDLY Diabetic patients should avoid eating ripe bananas that contain a high glycemic index.
However unripe bananas contain enough resistant starch, that has been proven to enhance insulin sensitivity.

HEART HEALTH Bananas contain 9% of your daily needs in potassium. Rejoice, potassium contributes to reducing blood pressure. They also contain a good amount of magnesium, balancing blood flow.  

WEIGHT LOSS PARTNER Still unsure if bananas will help you lose weight, but these unripe fruits contain enough resistant starch that will act like soluble fiber, making you feel fuller longer! So go green bananas!


KIDNEY HEALTH Patients who have damaged kidneys and with kidney disease will have a difficult time processing the high amounts of potassium found in bananas. Too much potassium isn’t healthy, some research advises to keep bananas at bay.

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