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The Amazing Health Benefits Of Eating Matoke(Green Bananas)

Rich In Fibre

Green bananas are an excellent source of fibre. Fibre is important as it plays an essential role in ensuring proper functioning of our digestive health as well as our heart health. Fibre also adds bulk to the stool, thereby aiding in bowel movement regularity and facilitating smooth digestion.

Consuming foods which are rich in fibre such as matoke also aid in maintaining good blood sugar levels. Fibre is also really important as it ensures the cholesterol levels remain low and normal which in turn reduces risk of stroke or attack. 

Good For Heart Health

Green bananas are extremely rich in potassium. Potassium is highly necessary as it plays an essential role in proper kidney function. Potassium is also a vasodilator, which means that it aids in ensuring that the blood pressure levels are in check constantly.

Good For Weight Loss

Green bananas are full of dietary fibres. Dietary fibres takes the longest to digest, which is a good thing as it works in inducing the feeling of satiety and fullness.

Excellent Source Of Vitamins

Green bananas are rich in minerals and vitamins. Raw green bananas are also a rich source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C. This is important as it works in facilitating absorption of essential minerals and nutrients, especially the mineral calcium.

Good For Diabetics

Raw green bananas have a low sugar content. It's glycemic index is 30 which is a good number as foods that are low on glycemic index 55 or less are slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised thereby ensuring there is no sudden surge in the blood sugar levels. Raw green bananas are also rich in dietary fibres which is also a highly recommended nutrient for diabetic people.

Good Source Of Resistant Starch

Raw green bananas are a rich source of resistant starch. Resistant starch is a type of starch that is not fully broken down and absorbed by your body during the digestion process. It is instead turned into short-chain fatty acids by intestinal bacteria. Resistant starch is so important as it helps in keeping the cholesterol levels in check. 

Ease Tummy Problems

Due to their rich fibre content, raw green bananas can aid in easing conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and constipation.

Good For Probiotic Bacteria

Raw green bananas are contain probiotic bacteria which is found in the body's gut and is constantly working to keep us healthy. Fruits such as green bananas are a very good source of nutrition for these probiotic bacteria and, in turn, they work in keeping our stomach safe while assisting to maintain our general wellbeing.

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