Bananas- Keep it raw!

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Nothing can beat bananas, when it comes to versatility – they can be used in both raw and ripe forms in a variety of recipes. Also, with the rise in the prices of other fruits, bananas are also a very economical option. Apart from that, raw bananas are one of the most important vrat foods. This is because the body needs energy while fasting and 55% of the energy in the body comes from carbohydrates. Raw bananas are a rich source of carbs which in turn acts as an energy-booster for the body. It also contains resistant starch which keeps your tummy full for longer periods.

Let’s know a bit more about Raw Bananas!

Powerhouse of nutrients:

Green/ Raw bananas are a powerhouse of minerals and vitamins. It has vitamin C and vitamin B6 and is one of the richest sources of calcium. It is also rich in potassium and helps in smooth functioning of the nerves and ensures proper blood circulation of the body.

Low Glycemic index:

It has high amounts of fibre and low glycemic index which helps in controlling blood sugar levels of the body.It also aids in providing high energy to keep your stamina up during your fasts.

Source of resistant starch:

Raw bananas are a great source of resistant starch as they curb your hunger pangs for longer periods. This eventually helps in losing weight naturally as it controls your daily diet.

Treats Diarrhoea:

The high amounts of fibre and minerals help in treating diarrhoea and get rid of other problems like nausea, headache and fatigue.

Improves digestion and gut health:

It contains probiotic bacteria which promote a healthy gut and the fibres in them improves the digestive system.

 

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.