Apparently, We’re All Eating Bananas The Wrong Way

We’ve been eating bananas wrong your entire life. We found three separate stories on what you should be doing when you eat bananas.

The first is:  You should eat bananas when they’re green, before they’re ripe.

Rodney Bilton is a biochemist in England.  He says green bananas are much higher in resistant starch, which is the best kind of fiber you can eat.  It’s a carb, but it doesn’t make your blood sugar rise, and it can actually raise your metabolism.

By the time bananas get ripe, a lot of that resistant starch is gone, so the greener it is, the better it is for you.

The second piece of advice on eating bananas is:  You should be eating the peel.

Kimberly Snyder is a nutritionist and author. She says, “The concentration of fiber in the peel [is] up to three to four times higher [than] the fruit inside.  It also contains a bevy of anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins.”

So, if you eat the peel, it’s good for your overall health, your skin, and lowering your cholesterol.

And Instructables says the correct way to peel a banana is peeling it from the opposite end that we’re all used to, from the stem.  They say this is how monkeys peel their nanners. We’ve tried it a couple of times, and it makes no sense, since the way everyone knows is so easy.

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