When Is The Right Time To Eat A Banana?

When Is The Right Time To Eat A Banana?

The first thing that popped into your head when you read “When should you eat a banana?” was probably ‘When it’s ripe, of course!’

And you’d be right, at least according to one train of thought.

But there’s actually a lot more to think about in regards to when you should eat a banana. Whether you eat it ripe or green, you’ll be exposing yourself to different pros and cons.


In this article, let’s take a look at both sides to help you figure out which is right for your diet.

Ripe Bananas (Fruits 4-7)

Do you know what’s special about banana number 7 in the featured image? Many nutritionist believe that the more dark spots a banana has, the more prevalent its anti-cancerous properties are.

This is due to the increase of TNF, as indicated by the number of brown spots on the banana.

Further, when a banana ripens, it containts a very high concentration of everything from fiber to vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B, and many antioxidants. Waiting until the banana has fully ripened maximizes these benefits, as Japanese researches found.

Unripe Bananas (Fruits 1-3)

These benefits include reduced sugar content when compared to ripe bananas, as well as the prevalence of probiotic bacteria aiding in proper colon maintenance.

One downside, of course, is that unripe bananas are tough on your digestive system and may cause bloating. But due to their lower sugar content, this may be an effect worth dealing with if you suffer from type 2 diabetes.

source: supertastyrecipes.com/

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