Pick up a stack of bananas and each one is likely to be at least a bit different in coloring than the next. The Doctors look at an image of 15 bananas, all ranging in color from very green to very brown, and discuss the benefits of each type.
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Green bananas aren’t very ripe but they are filled with more resistant starch. This makes them a bit harder on your system to digest which can lead to gas and bloating. However, they are lower on the Glycemic Index (GI) which is a good thing! The lower a food is, the less it will spike your blood sugar.
Pick up a yellow banana and it will be easier to digest but higher on the GI. The upside? More antioxidants! If you grab a brown banana the number of antioxidants increases. The downside is that brown banana is higher in sugar.
Which banana you pick can also depend on what you’re using it for. For example, if you’re making a smoothie, that brown banana will work well. Decisions, decisions!