Here is a fourth healthy source of carbs that should normally be included in your daily diet:
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits to add as a key ingredient in a wide variety of delicious recipes.
They are made up of about 23% carbs, either in the form of starches or sugars.
Unripe (green) bananas are higher in starches, which transform into natural sugars as the bananas ripen (turn yellow).
Bananas are high in potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. They also contain several beneficial plant compounds.
Due to their potassium content, bananas may help lower blood pressure and improve heart health.
Unripe bananas also contain decent amounts of resistant starch and pectin. Both of these support digestive health and feed the friendly gut bacteria.
Bottom Line: Bananas are high in potassium, which may help regulate blood pressure. Unripe bananas also contain resistant starch and pectin, which can improve digestive health.
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