You will not believe what is Healthier- Fresh Banana or ripe banana?
Did you know that the nutritional properties of bananas change as they mature? Have you noticed that the taste of bananas changes as it matures, it becomes sweeter? This happens because the enzymes contained in bananas are gradually breaking the starch (one long polymeric form of sugar that does not taste sweet) making simple sugars (monosaccharides disaccharides or those with a sweet taste).
When ripe banana that means that the starch has already become simple sugar and is easier to digest. Although according to research, the amounts of vitamins and minerals reduces as the ripe banana. That is why we must be stored in a refrigerator.
Japanese researchers discovered a very interesting fact about bananas. According to them like ripe banana producing more antioxidants and anticancer properties. When fully riped banana with dark spots on the skin yellow which produces a substance called TNF (tumor necrosis factor), a substance that can combat the abnormal cells. Research also shows that the darker spots that has the best cancer fighting properties are. Moreover, a yellow banana skin and dark spots is eight times more effective in boosting the body’s immune system that green banana skin.
Therefore, the best time to eat the banana is when fully mature. But if you suffer from type 2 diabetes or want to avoid a rapid increase in their levels of blood sugar, you may want to consider eating a banana riped with nut butter – since fat slows the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream. Or you can eat bananas while still green (level 3 or 4 in the photo)