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May 23, 2019 23:18:05

Re: 15. Do you like your bananas ripe?

by @lucjah PATRON | 295 words | 258🔥 | 264💌

Lucjah

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Yes, THAT IS A QUESTION!

There are serious pros and cons to both replies:

YES

Yellow bananas are easier to digest and have higher levels of antioxidants.            Yet there is micronutrient loss that happens as a banana ripens and the sugar content grows significantly.

NO 

Green bananas are good for anyone trying to avoid food with high sugar content (ppl with Type 2 Diabetes), have probiotic bacteria and help you absorb nutrients better, particularly calcium.                                                                                        Yet, unripe bananas have lower levels of antioxidants and may cause bloating.

But 

ALL BANANA PEELS ARE EQUALLY GOOD!                                                         As they can:

  • remove a nasty splinter
  • help you get rid of corns and calluses
  • ease bruises
  • relieve pain
  • remove warts
  • effectively fight acne
  • treat a poison ivy rash
  • help discomfort of mosquito bites 
  • heal psoriasis
  • protect you from UV rays

Actually banana peel is edible and packed with nutrients. It contains high amounts of vitamin B6 and B12, as well as magnesium, potassium, fiber and protein. Banana peel is eaten in many parts of the world.

While bananas can be helpful in overcoming depression; can provide nearly 10% of your daily fiber requirement; energywise can be more effective than sports drinks; rich in Vitamin A, help your eyes...

However, eating the fruits in excess may trigger headaches, sleepiness and other negative symptoms.

Other interesting facts. 

Bananas may have been the world's first cultivated fruit. Archaeologists have found evidence of banana cultivation in New Guinea as far back as 8000 B.C.

The banana plant is classified as an arborescent (tree-like) perennial herb, and the banana itself is considered a berry. A bunch of bananas is called a hand; a single banana is a finger.


There are almost 1,000 varieties of bananas!


Don't you feel like going bananas?



(*BONUS, thanks to @philh: Smokin Banana Peels actually could get you high)




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    @lucjah can't imagine eating banana peels. Yuk! As a "child of the 60's" I recall the myth about smoking dried banana peels. I regret to admit that I can assure you that it's not only impossible, but makes you look very foolish. Fortunately, we didn't have phone cameras in those days.
    Thanks for sharing.
    - Mike

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | May 23, 2019 17:20:40
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      @mikebyrnes oh wooow, you know what im talking about :-))) hihi

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 24, 2019 08:57:21
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    @lucjah 😂 this is great, funny, entertaining and informative, thank you!
    When I was a teenager, there was this myth that you could also smoke part of the peel and get high... That was not in your research though, so that must really be BS 🙊🍌

    PhilH avatar PhilH | May 23, 2019 23:27:50
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      @philh hihi thank you , and... Look (*)
      I made a few updates, I hope you don't get 7 notifications, sorry in advance!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 23, 2019 23:37:51
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      @lucjah nope, the issue is fixed :) thanks for adding this important information :D

      PhilH avatar PhilH | May 24, 2019 07:11:02
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      @lucjah the linked article is hilarious, I had no idea of the bananadine story!!

      PhilH avatar PhilH | May 24, 2019 07:18:19
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