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What Color Banana Would You Like To Eat? Find Out How Your Answer Effects Your Health

By Adreianna Alexes, 20 May 2018

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Yellow bananas are rich in antioxidants

Yellow bananas are rich in antioxidants by the time they are ripe. However, they need to be eaten fresh. While green bananas do contain several nutrients, by the time bananas ripen and turn yellow, they do contain a generous dose of all vitamins nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. 

Yellow bananas are rich in antioxidants

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Magnesium

Yellow bananas contain magnesium that can help you manage insomnia. If you eat bananas at night, you may tend to feel sleepier as the fruit produces a neuroprotective effect and relaxes the muscles in the body. Magnesium also reduces brain temperature and regulates hormones. 

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Potassium

Have you ever seen a tennis match when during the breaks some players start eating bananas? Do you know why? Bananas are one of the richest sources of potassium which is considered one of the electrolytes found in bananas besides magnesium and phosphorous. All of these promote metabolism, provide instant energy and also contribute to protein synthesis which is the production of muscle tissue. 

Banana contains Potassium

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Phosphorus

Bananas also contain phosphorous that are essential for healthy bones and is one of the components used in producing DNA in the body. One banana provides 4 % of the dietary intake of phosphorus in the human body. 

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Yellow bananas with brown spots

Yellow bananas with brown spots may not be as healthy as the young ones but they are super rich source of antioxidants that promote heart health. In fact, research in Japan has even found that these spotted bananas contain cancer-fighting properties. 

Yellow bananas with brown spots

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