Growing up, most of us grew up eating apples, oranges, and bananas; however, supermarkets today have a tremendous variety of fruits and vegetables. Bananas probably aren’t as “trendy” as other fruits like dragon fruit or avocados but bananas are considered the “world’s most perfect food.” They are packed with vitamins and nutrients but do you normally avoid eating overripe bananas with black spots?
Ripe bananas are healthy but overripe bananas are surprisingly even healthier for you and provide tons of nutrients our bodies need. One of the health benefits of overripe bananas is that they carry more Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF). TNF is a cancer-fighting substance in bananas that helps prevent abnormal cells in our bodies from growing and developing into cancer.
Here are just some of the health benefits of eating overripe bananas:
Bananas help relieve heartburn by acting as an antacid but only if they are covered with dark spots. Unripened bananas actually have more potassium nitrate which would be counterproductive because nitrates lead to heartburn.
Lowers your blood pressure
Because they are high in potassium, eating overripe bananas can help prevent strokes and heart attacks by helping your circulatory system function more efficiently.
Get a natural energy boost
Overripe bananas are sweeter because they contain more good carbohydrates and eating only two bananas provides enough energy for a 90-minute workout!
Prevent blood anemia
Bananas are rich in iron and help prevent some types of anemia.
Help soothe your ulcers
Bananas are the only fruit which won’t cause more pain during an ulcer flare-up. Because of the soft texture of overripe bananas, they help coat your stomach lining and prevent acid from aggravating your ulcers.
Helps with depression
Overripe bananas have extremely high levels of tryptophan which your body converts into serotonin, a “feel good” chemical that relaxes us and helps maintain a healthy mood balance.
No more constipation
In addition to being rich in vitamins and mineral, overripe bananas are also rich in fiber. Make trips to the washroom more regular with a daily serving of ripe or overripe bananas.
Ripe bananas are rich in vitamin B6. There have been several studies showing the effectiveness of vitamin B6 helping to reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Because bananas calm down your nervous system, this will contribute to making you less warm. You probably didn’t know that bananas with dark spots were nature’s air conditioner!
Did you know even the banana peel is useful? Here are 6 DIY uses for banana peels…
I always loved eating bananas but had no idea ripe, black-spotted bananas were so much healthier for you! Sweet ripened bananas are also perfect for making these 3-ingredient banana egg muffins!
Please share these great health benefits of bananas and why bananas with black spots are healthier with your friends and family.