Surprising Side Effects of Bananas

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. 

Bananas convert starch to sugar.

Unripe bananas can cause constipation. People with slow digestion should avoid green bananas because of pectin fiber and resistant starch. 

You may experience constipation

Bananas contain nearly 10% of your daily potassium and magnesium, electrolyte minerals.

You will receive an electrolyte boost

Electrolyte-rich bananas naturally hydrate. Electrolytes are more hydrating than water alone. Electrolytes are important pre- and post-workout.

Bananas help you stay hydrated

Plantains are cooked bananas. Savory dishes use their starch. Uncooked. West Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America eat them often.

Bananas can maintain a healthy blood pressure

Green bananas contain pectin and resistant starch. A medium-sized banana has 3g of fiber. Fibers slow digestion and keep you full.

The fiber will help you to feel full for hours

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