Green Banana Biomass: See How You Do It and Know Its Benefits
Green banana biomass consists of a preparation made from cooked green banana pulp. This simple preparation is able to improve immunity, contribute to the development of the intestinal microbiota, reduce the risk of bowel cancer, control cholesterol levels, prevent diabetes and prevent the accumulation of abdominal fat. Green banana biomass stands out because it has good amounts of a resistant starch that is a kind of fiber that the digestive tract can not digest. As this type of fiber is not digested, it serves as food for the beneficial bacteria of the intestine and thus contributes to the development of the intestinal microbiota. As a result, immunity improves and the risk of bowel cancer decreases. This fiber also prevents type 2 diabetes and improves intestinal transit.
Green banana biomass also has vitamin A, which is important for the health of the eyes, skin and contributes to growth. The food has vitamins of the complex B, B1, B2 and B3, which act on the metabolism of glucose, fatty acids and amino acids, that is, help the body to use these substances efficiently. Potassium, manganese, and phosphorus are also present in green banana biomass.
Benefits of Green Banana Biomass
Prevents Type 2 Diabetes:
Green banana biomass fibers help prevent peaks of glucose in the blood, causing it to be released gradually. These glucose peaks lead to insulin spikes. Faced with constant insulin spikes, some organs become tolerant to insulin, and more and more insulin is needed to fulfill the same function, generating insulin resistance, which, if left unchecked, can progress to type 2 diabetes.
Weight loss aid: Green banana biomass contributes to weight loss because the fibers avoid peak glucose and cause it to be released gradually, making the person feel satiated for longer.
Improves the health of the intestinal microbiota: Green banana biomass stands out for having good amounts of a resistant starch that is a kind of fiber that the digestive tract can not digest. As this type of fiber is not digested, it serves as a food for the beneficial bacteria of the intestine and thus contributes to the development of the intestinal microbiota.
Improves immunity: Resistant starch of green banana biomass contributes to intestinal microbiota. When the intestinal microbiota is healthy there is the production of a substance called an anti-inflammatory cytokine that improves immunity, causing antibodies to work more efficiently.
Green banana biomass improves immunity - Photo: Getty Images In addition, when the intestinal microbiota is healthy, it produces a substance called butyrate, a short chain amino acid that is a fuel for intestinal antibodies to have more strength to attack invaders.
Decrease cholesterol levels:
Butyrate, which is produced when the intestinal microbiota is healthy, also has the effect of discretely decreasing the production of liver cholesterol. Resistant starch reduces the cholesterol we eat.
Improves intestinal transit: The nondigestible fibers in the green banana biomass contribute to the formation of the faecal cake, with a larger faecal cake, it will leave with more facility. Thus, there is improvement in intestinal transit.
How to make green banana biomass Green banana biomass can be made at home. For this you only need an intact cluster of green bananas. Here's how:
Remove the bananas from the bunch carefully, preserving the stalks
Sanitize the bananas with soap and water
- Put a pressure cooker on the stove with half water and bring to the boil
- As soon as the water to boil, put the sanitized bananas in the hot water of the pressure cooker so that they bring thermal shock
- Cover and leave on high fire until it starts to squeal
- When it starts to whistle, lower the fire and leave in the pressure by 10
- Disconnect and wait for the pressure to come out normally, without forcing
- Open the pan and with the aid of a catcher, remove the bananas and remove the pulps
- Place the pulps in a blender or processor and beat a little water, do not put too much water
- Do not let it cool, beat the hot pulp until it forms a very thick paste, the biomass
- Store in small portions, cubes for juices and 1/2 cup and 1 cup for dishes
- Recommended amount of green banana
- Guidance is not ult to reduce consumption of two tablespoons of green banana biomass per day.
How to consume green banana biomass
Green banana biomass can be used in cooking as a thickener to give more consistency in cooking recipes. It replaces much of the recipes that use oil, mayonnaise, cream and any other thickener and does not alter the taste or interfere with the taste of the dish. Biomass can also be added to juices.
When the green banana biomass is made at home, it can be stored in the refrigerator for seven days or frozen for up to two months. To defrost, simply leave the biomass at room temperature or warm it in a water bath.
Green banana biomass helps in weight loss - Photo: Getty Images
There are no contraindications for the consumption of Green banana biomass, only people who are allergic to bananas should avoid consuming the food.
Risk of overconsumption
Excess consumption of green banana biomass can cause gas, flatulence and decrease the absorption of some minerals such as zinc and calcium. Another risk of overeating is the bowel getting loose.
Recipes with green banana biomass
Check out some options on how to include food in the preparations.
- Red juice with green banana biomass
- Muffin with green banana biomass
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