Plantains belong to the same family as bananas but they have to be cooked to be eaten. Plantains are delicious and can be found in many places in the world. Here are a few health benefits of plantains:
These are 10 health benefits you’ll be getting from eating unripe plantain.
1. It enriches the heart.
Unripe plantain’s richness in potassium makes it heart friendly by preventing heart attack and hypertension through controlling heart rate and blood pressure in our body and cell.
2. It can treat anemia and neuritis.
It presence of vitamin B6 can help in curing neuritis (inflammation of the nerve), and anemia. With inclusive into meal plan and consumption, it can cure anemia and neuritis and serves as preventive measure.
3.It’s a great meal for weight loss and healthy eating.
It’s relatively low in carbohydrates, with high fibre content, essential vitamins and minerals. When consume with lots of vegetable soup and chicken, it makes a great weight loss and healthy meal.
4.Eating unripe plantain helps with circulatory and digestive system.
5.It source of vitamin A, B6 and C helps with better vision, better skin complexion, builds immunity against diseases.
6.It helps with bowel movement.
It richness in fibre makes bowel movement easier which also reduce constipation.
7. It makes a great meal for diabetics.
Unripe plantain is very low in sugar compared to ripe or over ripe plantain and this makes it a good choice for diabetes especially when added with other fibre and protein rich food such as green vegetables. Thus, it makes a great choice for preventing diabetes.
8. It helps builds and strengthens stronger bones.
Unripe Plantain is rich in calcium which is the essential mineral needed for stronger bones, muscles, nails and teeth. A healthy meal with unripe plantain inclusive will prevents diseases such as osteoporosis which involves the weakening of the bones and causes fractures.
9. It can prevent ulcer
Various studies conducted have shown that unripe plantain contains phytochemical properties such as leucocyanidin which can prevents ulcer.
10.It boosts sexual performance
Making unripe plantain part of your healthy meal plan will help you in improving sexual performance through increase libido, improve male fertility, thicker sperm and volume.