Bananas' superstar nutrient! One 7-inch banana provides 9 percent of your daily potassium needs.
Bananas become sweeter when spotted. Spotted bananas lower blood sugar and digest faster. The glycemic index doubles as bananas ripen.
Unripe bananas can cause constipation. People with slow digestion should avoid green bananas because of pectin fiber and resistant starch.
Bananas contain nearly 10% of your daily potassium and magnesium, electrolyte minerals.
Electrolyte-rich bananas naturally hydrate. Electrolytes are more hydrating than water alone. Electrolytes are important pre- and post-workout.
Plantains are cooked bananas. Savory dishes use their starch. Uncooked. West Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America eat them often.
Green bananas contain pectin and resistant starch. A medium-sized banana has 3g of fiber. Fibers slow digestion and keep you full.