Bananas are one of the world’s most popular fruits and for good reason. They are known to have many health benefits, including helping your digestive system, and they are highly nutritious. Bananas are high in fiber and potassium, which are key nutrients your body needs on a daily basis.
However, many of us tend to avoid the overripe, black-spotted bananas because we think they are bad. It turns out that these bananas typically contain more nutrients and health benefits than perfectly ripened ones!
Bananas are considered a superfruit, despite not being as heavily advertised as one like the acai berry, avocado, or dragonfruit. Bananas are just as nutritious as those fruits, if not more.
Overripe bananas are often considered inedible, but they carry more Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) than the ripe banana. TNF is a cancer-fighting substance that protects your body from abnormal and infected cells. It helps your immune system fend off infections, so it’s highly recommended to eat overripe bananas despite what you might initially think.
Furthermore, overripe bananas have other health benefits:
Bowel Movements – if you are suffering constipation, then eat a banana. It will help your bowel movements.
Depression – Bananas contain a chemical called tryptophan which our bodies then convert to serotonin. Serotonin is the chemical that causes our bodies be more relaxed and happy.
Soothe Ulcers – If you have stomach ulcers, then eat a banana to help protect your stomach lining.
Battle Anemia – Bananas contained the daily recommended dose of iron.
Reduce Blood Pressure – Overripe bananas help lower blood pressure and can prevent a stroke or heart attack from happening. It’s a low-sodium, high-potassium snack!
Cool Off – Eating a banana can cool you on a hot summer day. This also helps cool you when you have a hot fever.
Ease Heartburn – Banana’s have an antacid-like property that will give you instant relief from heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms.
Calm Nerves – Bananas are packed with vitamin B which help calm your nervous system
Boost Energy – Bananas can prevent muscle cramps via potassium. They also provide good carbohydrates that your body can quickly convert into energy your body needs.
Learn more about bananas by watching the video below: