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Best Health Benefits of Adding Plantain in your Diet
Jul 29, 2016
Best Health Benefits of Adding Plantain in your Diet

Health Benefits of Plantain


Plantain is a best nutritional valued fruit which is used for cooking. We are sure that most of them have tried cooking them only for snack item.  But can you imagine the nutritional value plantain have in our diet?

Plantains are called as Platanos and are closely related to desert banana. It is generally treated as a vegetable like the same of taro, breadfruit, sweet potato, potatoes, yam etc. However, Platano is the best source of Carbohydrates for most of the countries like Africa, Asia, Oceania, and in Central America too for almost centuries now.

Plantain is from Musaceae family as it is also from one of the banana family. It can also be available in 2 wild species which are derived by hybridization.  Which are M. balbsiana Colla (BB), and Musa acuminata Colla (AA) which has chromosomal triploid AAB genome.

They are grown in 120 countries of the world. As said they are close relatives of bananas in nutritional values as well. Both plantains and bananas are immune boosters, they regulate the digestive system, both are rich in potassium. There are actually more to be included or added benefits to the list of Plantain and that's why we are going to read it and get to know some of them here. 


We all love to have a banana in our diet in spite of being said that it adds more value to the diet. Same way today we are going to see Plantain adding to your diet.

South Asian Regions are more found of Plantain flower as well as the true stem of the plant which are filled with all kinds of health benefits in it.

Plantain has more calories weight when compared to bananas. 100g Plantain holds 122 calories and desert banana has only 89 calories and that is why we recommend it for the people looking for vigorous weight loss plans and diet plans.

South Asian Regions are more found of Plantain flower as well as the true stem of the plant which are filled with all kinds of health benefits in it.

Plantain has more calories weight when compared to bananas. 100g Plantain holds 122 calories and desert banana has only 89 calories and that is why we recommend it for the people looking for vigorous weight loss plans and diet plans.

Nutritional Facts About Plantains

1 cup of raw plantain contain

181 calories

0.5 grams fat

3.4 grams fiber

1.9 grams protein

1,668 IU vitamin A (33 percent)

0.4-milligram vitamin B6 (22 percent)

47 grams carbohydrates

55 milligrams magnesium (14 percent)

27.2 milligrams vitamin C (45 percent DV)

0.9 milligrams iron (5 percent)

739 milligrams potassium (21 percent)


Great Source of Potassium:

Why do we consider potassium as the prioritized as the first one as it is the third most required mineral in our body, however, the levels of it get depleted, the levels of low potassium can closely affect the function of organs and their processing and functionalities.  One of the most potassium rich foods on earth is Plantain as it is also available all over the markets.

Potassium has a major role in regulating blood pressure as it regulates when combined with sodium levels in the body. Adding Plantains to your delicious dish might be a saviour for controlling your blood pressure levels.

Potassium levels regulate smooth muscle contraction, a lower risk of stroke, affects skeletal system, prevents from renal disease, osteoporosis and regulate heart rhythm.

Help Regulate the Digestive System:

Fiber is a general content factor which regulates the digestive system, it plays a major key role in the process of digestion. Let’s say 1 cup of Plantains provides 20-30 gm of fiber food daily, which can give you the best fiber food which aids digestion as well as enhances the weight loss process.

This can also be a boon to the obese individuals as they might want to take the best diet that can digest easily and lessen the weight by regulating the process of digestion.


These are other Benefits of Plantains:

1.    Prevent Aspirin-Induced Ulcers

2.    Promote Healthy Brain Function

3.    Boost the Immune System

4.    Reduce the Number of Harmful Free Radicals

 

Bottom Line

It's better recommended to all the obese people who wants to lose their weight without any hassle and upset stomach can choose to take plantain in their regular diet.

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