The Amazing Curative Power of Cooked Green Bananas

Yes that’s right cooked green bananas (not plantains), and they taste great. Cooked green bananas are popular in the Pacific Islands, Central America, South America, Caribbean, Africa, and any where they grow bananas. 

They are inexpensive, have curative powers... and taste great!

Vitamins - Cooked green bananas are jam packed full of wonderful vitamin B-6 important for metabolism and every enzyme reaction in your body, and they also contain lots of potassium that’s important for lowering your blood pressure, preventing strokes, helps with stress, builds strong bones, boosts metabolism, plays a very important role in water balance, and also important for brain, heart, and kidney function. And green bananas contain Vitamin C a powerful anti-oxidant that prevents disease and boosts your immune system.


Weight Loss - Cooked green bananas also work well for weight loss because they are full of “Resistant Starch” that does not break down in your GI tract and helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar too. And cooked green bananas are low in carbs and calories, high in water, and also help your body absorb more calcium. Plus cooked green bananas help you burn more fat and boost your metabolism... making them great for athletes. 

Colon Health - Short chain fatty acids (Resistant Starch) important for colon health and helps in the treatment of colitis, IBS, and other colon diseases. In fact there’s a protocol called “Green Banana Therapy” that’s all about eating a cooked green banana 30 minutes before eating any other food to prevent colon problems. In fact eating cooked green bananas is a simple quick way of taking care of your colon disease. Also cooked green bananas slow down your digestive tract, add fiber to your diet, and contain fiber that’s beneficial to the probiotic bacteria in your colon. In fact according to the National Institute of Health short chain fatty acids are well known for preventing colon cancer. And cooked green bananas also contain large amounts of pectin which is important for gut motility and for ending constipation. 

Powerful Anti-diarrhea Food - Studies found in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that cooked green bananas are very effective against diarrhea... and diseases like shigellosis. If you have diarrhea eating a cooked green banana will end it fast. Multiple research studies show that cooked green bananas worked well for curing diarrhea. In fact cooked green bananas were very effective for treating diarrhea in a study with almost 3,000 children in Bangladesh.

Great for Gastric Ulcers Too! - Cooked green bananas are a great for soothing away gastric ulcers because they are a good antacid. And green bananas help the lining of the stomach to produce more mucus thus protecting it from acid and ulceration... thus preventing and allowing gastric ulcers to heal.  

Uses - You can boil green bananas and mash them and use them like mashed potatoes, add them to green salad with apple and orange slices, use them in soups, stews, and curries instead of potatoes, you can even make green banana pie, you can pickle them, you can add them to salsa, and they can be made into dumplings... and many more tasty treats. 

Climate Change - Many scientists are sayings that with climate change bananas and plantains will become a very important food source... and green bananas are very inexpensive good food. 

Enjoy Great Health

Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas

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Comment by Dr. Paul Haider on March 25, 2013 at 3:14pm


The starches change to sugar in ripe bananas so you don't have the same effect.

Yes banana peels are healing too.


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Comment by Riet Okken on March 25, 2013 at 12:12pm

Hi Paul, amazing those bananas! But why green bananas and not ripe bananas?

we use the skin of the bananas to put on warts. And this helps. takes some weeks,  but it works. they disappear!  thanks for sharing your knowledge! Riet

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