Whether you eat it ripe or green, you should be aware of different pros and cons. Take a look at both sides to figure out which one is right for you.
Ripe Bananas (Figure 4-7)
Ripe Bananas contains a very high concentration of everything from potassium to vitamin B, fiber to vitamin C and many antioxidants. A fully ripened banana maximizes these benefits, as Japanese researchers found.
Aditionally, ripe bananas are well-known to be easy on your digestive system. The riper the banana the better the anti-cancer properties. Bananas with dark spots on it is 8x more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than green bananas.
Unripe Bananas Figure 1-3)
Let’s take a look at the benefits of eating green bananas.
Unripe bananas actually are also useful, these benefits include:
- reduced sugar content when compared to ripe bananas
- the prevalence of probiotic bacteria (which are also commonly known as friendly, good, or healthy bacteria) aiding in proper colon maintenance
- due to their higher starch content, unripe/green bananas can actually make you feel full faster.
One downside, of course, is that unripe bananas are hard on your digestive system and may cause abdominal bloating but due to their less sugar content, this may be useful if you suffer from type 2 diabetes.
The ripe banana is your best option when you need quick sugar otherwise simply eat the banana while it’s still greenish (Figure 1-3)