Unripe plantain has many nutritional benefits, according to researches carried out by experts. Plantain is cooked in various ways, depending on what recipe you plan to make. Plantain can be cooked and eaten boiled, roasted, mashed, baked, grilled or even as plantain porridge.
Below are 7 health benefits of unripe plantain.
1. It enriches the heart.
Unripe plantain contains some amount of serotonin which dilates the arteries, improves blood flow and reduces homocystine (a condition that causes coronary artery disease and stroke).
It richness in potassium makes it heart friendly by preventing heart attack and hypertension through controlling heart rate and blood pressure in our body and cell. Also, it fibre content is great for reducing cholesterols level which reduce the risk of developing any heart diseases.
2. It enhances sexual performances, reduces sexual weakness, impotence and increase libido.
3.It helps in weight loss
Due to the low carbohydrate content with high fibre content, essential vitamins and minerals when consume makes a great weight loss and healthy meal.
4.Eating unripe plantain helps with circulatory and digestive system.
5.It source of vitamin A, B6 and C helps which helps in the production of red blood cells, better vision and better skin complexion.
6. It helps with bowel movement.
Its richness in fibre makes bowel movement easier which also reduce constipation.
7. It helps builds and strengthens stronger bones. Unripe Plantain is rich in calcium which is the essential mineral needed for stronger bones, muscles, nails and teeth.