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Australian sports dietician Ryan Pinto recently shared an image about the different benefits of bananas at different stages - and why eating an over-ripe banana may not be a good idea

As one of the cheapest and most satiating fruits, bananas are there with the most popular snacks you can buy.

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And although their health benefits are well known, few know how the ripeness of a banana influences nutritional benefits.

So to make it clear, Australian sports dietitian Ryan Pinto recently shared an image about the different benefits – and why eating an overripe banana might not be a good idea.

& # 39; The best way to understand how a banana's health can change is to investigate what really happens to them internally & # 39 ;, he wrote on his page, High-quality food AU.

Australian sports dietician Ryan Pinto recently shared an image about the different benefits of bananas at different stages - and why eating an over-ripe banana may not be a good idea

Australian sports dietician Ryan Pinto recently shared an image about the different benefits of bananas at different stages – and why eating an over-ripe banana may not be a good idea

Green bananas

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According to Ryan, green bananas are & # 39; youthful, low fodmap and full of starch & # 39 ;.

This nutrient becomes & # 39; resistant & # 39; called starch and makes your digestion a little harder. It's also the reason why green bananas seem to fill you up so quickly, & he wrote.

However, the starch in green bananas can also make you feel gummy or bloated & # 39; and also adds & # 39; to their waxy texture & # 39 ;.

& # 39; If you are looking for a banana with a lower GI, choose a green one. Ultimately, your body will break down this starch into glucose. In this way, green bananas will slowly raise blood sugar levels, & he said.

& # 39; The trade-off here is taste. Green bananas can be bitter because they contain less sugar with every bite. & # 39;

Yellow bananas

& # 39; Say goodbye to starch and hello to sugar, & # 39; said Ryan.

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According to the sports dietician, this banana is & # 39; softer and sweeter & # 39; because it contains more sugar and, although higher on the glyecmic index, is easier to digest.

& # 39; With less starch to break down, your digestive tract absorbs nutrients faster, & # 39; said Ryan.

& # 39; Unfortunately there is always a loss of micronutrients as the bananas get older. To make up for this, yellow bananas are more developed when it comes to antioxidants. & # 39;

& # 39; If you are looking for a banana with a lower GI, choose a green one. Ultimately, your body will break down this starch into glucose. In this way, green bananas will slowly raise blood sugar levels, & he said

& # 39; If you are looking for a banana with a lower GI, choose a green one. Ultimately, your body will break down this starch into glucose. In this way, green bananas will slowly raise blood sugar levels, & he said

& # 39; If you are looking for a banana with a lower GI, choose a green one. Ultimately, your body will break down this starch into glucose. In this way, green bananas will slowly raise blood sugar levels, & he said

What other health benefits do bananas offer?

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* Bananas are rich in pectin, a type of fiber that gives the meat its spongy structural shape

* Unripe bananas contain resistant starch, which acts as soluble fiber and escapes digestion

* A medium-sized banana has about 3 grams of fiber, making bananas a fairly good fiber source

* Several studies show that 15-30 grams of resistant starch per day can improve insulin sensitivity by just 33-50% in just four weeks

* A 13-year study in women determined that those who ate bananas 2-3 times a week were 33% less likely to develop kidney disease

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Source: Healthline

Spotted Bananas

& # 39; Brown spots not only show that a banana is out of date, but they also indicate how much starch has been converted into sugar, & # 39; said Ryan.

& # 39; Ultimately, the greater the number of brown spots that a banana has, the more sugar it contains. & # 39;

& # 39; Brown spots not only show that a banana is out of date, but they also indicate how much starch has been converted into sugar, & # 39; said Ryan

& # 39; Brown spots not only show that a banana is out of date, but they also indicate how much starch has been converted into sugar, & # 39; said Ryan

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& # 39; Brown spots not only show that a banana is out of date, but they also indicate how much starch has been converted into sugar, & # 39; said Ryan

However, Ryan says that brown spots can also be seen as & # 39; small immune system boosters & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Spotted bananas are so rich in antioxidants that they have been associated with cancer prevention. Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) that acts to destroy tumors is linked to those brown dots, & he said.

Brown bananas

& # 39; Do you remember all that resistant starch? Well, it's almost all sugar now, & Ryan said.

& # 39; Just as the starch has broken down into sugar, chlorophyll has also taken on a new form.

& # 39; This degradation of chlorophyll is the reason why antioxidant levels increase as bananas age.

& # 39; All bananas contain around 100 calories, are low in fat and are rich sources of potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and fiber. & # 39;

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