The banana is a very popular fruit all around the world. Very rarely do you find someone who doesn’t like bananas.
They can be eaten raw, baked or fried. They’re super practical and can be used to make several delicious dishes.
However, bananas have something even more precious than their flavor: collagen.
You know when you're peeling a banana and you find those little white strings?
Normally people throw those away because they don't taste as good.
Those little strings are called phloem bundles and are very high in fiber.
They’re responsible for distributing the nutrients throughout all the banana and they make the fruit ripe, tasty, and healthy. Besides the phloem, bananas have other important qualities.
They’re an excellent source of energy. They contain a large quantity of potassium, a mineral that’s very important for a healthy heart.
Bananas also contain two other important minerals: phosphorus and magnesium.
The first makes up our bones and teeth and helps digest carbohydrates.
The second produces cellular energy and it is essential for muscular relaxation, being very important for people who are under a lot of stress.
But bananas have even more benefits: they help fight depression because they are rich in tryptophan, a natural antidepressant that maintains our brains’ levels of serotonin and improves people’s moods.
They also don’t produce cholesterol or cause obesity, according to studies.
Furthermore, they reduce the risk of heart attacks and improve muscle mass and energy levels, especially in kids.
Another substance that you can find in the banana, phytoalexin, is a natural antibiotic and could possibly prevent premature aging, inflammation, and cardiovascular diseases. Phytoalexin is described as a powerful anti-aging and ulcer preventing substance.
Now that you know about all of these benefits, you know that it’s worth it to leave the white strings on your banana, so you can take advantage of all its wonderful nutrients.
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