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Saturday, March 24, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Plantain Health Benefits

 

Plantain Health Benefits:

Plantains belong to the family group of bananas, which are starchy,
longer in size with thick skin. Plantains are used similar to that of
vegetables, but it could not be used in raw form, it could be used in
food items in the diet either in fried or cooked form. Plantains are
otherwise called as green counterparts of yellow bananas, which is
supposed to be originated from Europe and Asia, and now it is being
grown, cultivated commercially all over the world, and found in all the
regions of world.

Plantains nutritional profile include; plantains are enriched with
carbohydrates, proteins, good content of water, dietary fiber, fats,
less content of sugar, and provide good source of energy as it nearly
provides 230 calories of energy per two hundred grams of plantain.
Plantains comprise omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, saturated and
polyunsaturated fatty acids, and Vitamins namely, choline, niacin,
folates, pantothenic acid, alpha tocopherol, Vitamin A, Vitamin K,
Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and minerals such as potassium, zinc, copper,
selenium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, which all contribute
to promote better health and likely to prevent various health
disorders.

Plantain health benefits and nutritional benefits include; Plantains
are used for healing poisoning effects of limb and blood, because it
lowers the effect of inflammation caused due to venom and it
effectively prevents excess moisture, and for this reason it is
regarded as nature cure. Due to the presence of diuretic properties, it
is used for the treatment of bladder and kidney disorders, bed-wetting
disorder because it stabilizes bladder as it helps for water retention.
Plantain paste is used for the treatment of bleeding and plantain tea is
used for healing ulcers and it is also effective for Pre menstrual
disorders. Plantains are also used for healing wounds, cuts, bruises as
it promotes epidermal growth on the skin.

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