Bananas are native to Southeast Asia but now grow in many warm climates around the world.
They’re an excellent choice if you’re interested in adding more healthy fruits to your diet.
May improve blood sugar levels.
Bananas are rich in soluble fiber. During digestion, soluble fiber dissolves in liquid to form a gel. This may also contribute to a banana’s sponge-like texture.
Unripe (green) bananas also contain resistant starch. A type of fiber that your body does not digest.
Together, these two types of fiber may help moderate your blood sugar levels. After meals and regulate your appetite by slowing the emptying of your stomach UFABET
This means that despite their higher carb content. Bananas may not cause major spikes in blood sugar levels in people who don’t have diabetes.
However, for those who have diabetes, eating a large portion in one sitting may cause blood sugar levels to rise too high. So it’s best to stick to one banana at a time.
May support digestive health
Dietary fiber has been linked to many health benefits. Including improved digestion.
Resistant starch, the type of fiber found in unripe bananas is a prebiotic. Prebiotics escape digestion and end up in your large intestine. Where they become food for the beneficial bacteria in your gut (probiotics).
What’s more, pectin — a fiber found in both ripe and unripe bananas — may help prevent constipation and soften stools.
Some test-tube studies even suggest that pectin may help protect against colon cancer, although further research in humans is needed to learn more about this possible benefit.