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2 Diseases That Eating Plantains Can Prevent

Plantains are very popular in Africa. They belong to the banana family. Plantains are starchy and contains essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, B6, A, K, copper, iron, fiber, carbohydrate etc. According to Webmd, there are some medical conditions that eating plantain can prevent. Here are some of them.

1) It can reduce a person’s risk of getting heart diseases such as high blood pressure: Plantains contains a high amount of potassium. Potassium can help to reduce high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

2) It can manage diabetes: Plantains contains resistant starch and also have a low glycemic index. It does not digest in the small intestine but moves to the large intestine where it feeds the bacteria in the gut. It also contains fiber which can prevent constipation and also improve bowel function. This is why it is the best choice for those with diabetes.

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