What Happens When You Eat Banana Stem?

Most of us love to eat bananas but seldom do we show any interest in eating the stem. But South Indians have made it a part of their diet long ago.

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In fact, even the stem has nutritious value. How to consume it: Cut some pieces of banana stem and place them in a large bowl filled with buttermilk. Place it in the fridge. Change the buttermilk if it turns sour.

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Next day, cut the stem into small pieces and add them to a blender. Add some pepper, salt, cumin powder and curd. Grind it well and add water to consume it.

Keeps Your Blood Sugar Stable

As banana stem is low in glycemic index, it is good for diabetics. It doesn't spike your blood sugar levels.

Clears Infections

The potassium content and other vitamins present in banana stem can treat certain symptoms of urinary tract infection.

Another Way To Detox

The juice of banana stem can help detoxify your whole system in no time. Just like other green juices, it can cleanse your system.

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If you can drink a cup of banana stem juice every morning, your acidity levels may reduce.

Bowel Movements

Yes, this juice can also move your bowels. But ensure that you don't filter and throw away the fibre content.

It Is Diuretic

If there are lumps of calcium in the kidneys, consuming banana stem can help as it is a diuretic that can prevent kidney stones.

Good Source Of Fibre

As the banana stem contains lots of fibre, its juice can help you control your cravings and keep you full. If you are interested in weight loss, try to consume the juice of banana stem to keep yourself full.

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Story first published: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 7:48 [IST]
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