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Plantain (Musaceae)

Health benefits:

ANTIOXIDANTS & ANTICANCER 
1 cup of plantain contains about 30% of your daily need of vitamin C. It will fight free radicals that cause premature aging, heart disease and will boost your immune system.
Studies found that the vitamin C found in plantains may reverse the proliferation of certain cancers like: lung, breast, colon, stomach, esophagus amongst others.

BOWEL BUSINESS
High in fiber so make you feel fuller longer!
They promote bowel movement, may reduce risks of hemorrhoids and allow to manage cholesterol.

HEART HEALTH
High amounts in plantain control heart pressure. Rich in vitamin B6, it also helps decrease risks of coronary artery disease and stroke.

NUTRITIOUS
Easy to digest, they are very high in potassium - one of hte best source out there- high in vitamin C, A, B6 and are a good source of magnesium!

WEIGHT LOSS PARTNER?
High in complex carbs, they keep you fuller longer and stabilize your blood sugar.

ADVERSE REACTIONS
In some people, plantains may vause diarrhea, cause low blood pressure and create allergic skin reactions.

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