Spotted Banana Benefits and Uses – Fruit Health Tips. The health benefits of brown spotted bananas, and why these should never be thrown away. Thank you very much for listening, I wish you great health, wealth, and happiness.
Spotted Banana Benefits and Uses
- 1. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world, but many people throw them away when brown spots appear on them.
- 2. Unlike other fruits, the brown skin does not mean that the banana is spoiled. It simply means that the banana is fully ripe.
- 3. The browning is caused by a natural enzyme called polyphenol oxidase. This breaks down the starches in the banana making it easier to digest.
- 4. This works well for those who are trying to lose weight because the stomach has an easier job of processing the fruit.
- 5. Many believe that the dark spots also contain TNF (Tumour Necrosis Factor.) This has been effective at killing cancer cells in mice, but more research is required for humans.
- 6. These ripe bananas also contain more antioxidants and more natural sugars.
- 7. There is one exception to this. If you suffer from diabetes, it’s better for you to eat green or lightly yellowed bananas, because these contain fewer sugars from carbohydrates than brown bananas.
- 8. You can eat the brown spotted peel for extra nutrients for your body. Be sure to cook this first, either by roasting the banana whole in the oven, or boiling in water for 10 minutes.
- 9. If you boil bananas, they produce fantastic tea which can be used as a sleep aid. Please see our other video “Boiling Bananas: for Sleep” to learn more.
- 10. The high concentration of potassium in these bananas will help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- 11. They are also a rich source of fiber and will help to keep the bowels moving, ridding the body of toxins.
- 12. I would recommend blending these ripe bananas with milk for a healthy and tasty drink. We also have a video on this too, if you are interested.
- 13. The amino acids and magnesium balance your serotonin levels. This makes you release stress and sleep better.
- 14. For the best effects, eat 1-2 bananas with brown spots every day, unless you are diabetic.