Ripe bananas that have formed dark spots on their peel are actually healthier than those “perfect” yellow ones. They have several proven benefits for which you shouldn’t avoid them but look forward to eating them.
They Are Sweeter
If you have an urge to eat something sweet, a ripe banana will do the trick. Also, they are perfect for making banana bread or oatmeal banana pancakes.
They Are Full of Antioxidants
As bananas ripen their antioxidant levels increase so for the best antioxidant effect, pick a fully brown banana.
They Give You Energy
Unlike a sugar-packed dessert, a ripe banana will give you energy that will last for some time after eating it.
What About Unripe Bananas?
They are definitely healthy too, they just have different benefits. For example, unripe bananas have higher levels of starch compared to sugar so they are a better choice for diabetics.