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What is the nutritional benefit of plantains?

What is the nutritional benefit of plantains?

Carbohydrate source: High starch, low protein and fat. Great food for geriatric patients. It is a fruit that is a staple in african and andean regions. Resembles a banana but there is no formal botanical distinction. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional benefit of plantains?

What are the nutritional benefit of plantains?

1c green plantains:: 181 kcal fat 1 gm sat fat 0 gm chol 0 gm na 6mg k 739mg mg 54.8mg phos 50.3mg zinc 0.2mg cu 0.1mg sel 2.2mcg h2o 96.6g om3fa 37mg om6fa 63.6mg fiber 3.4g sugars 22.2g total carbs 47.2 g vit a 1668 iu vit c 27.2mg vit e 0.2mg vit k 1mcg vit b6 0.4mg thia 0.1mg ribo0.1mg folate (folic acid) 32.6mcg choline 20mg pantothenic acid 0.4mg protein 1.9g. ...Read more

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Is boiled plantain good for me?

Is boiled plantain good for me?

Probably: Like other fruits and vegetables, consuming boiled plantain is beneficial for its vitamin and mineral content. Also, boiling it is healthier than the more commonly prepared fried version. However, if you have diabetes, the excess sugar in this fruit may cause blood glucose swings. ...Read more

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Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Yes if you like it.: A good "diet" should consist of a variety of foods. There are no foods to exclude, just eat them in proper proportion. Total caloric intake is far more important than the ratio of fat to protein to carbohydrate. Diet implies temporary and "diets" are generally discouraged as they do not maintain weight loss. Wt loss and maintenance is not solved by a diet but by lifestyle change. ...Read more

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How do you use plantain as a medicine?

How do you use plantain as a medicine?

Chew it up: Common plantain, one of the most common lawn weeds, was known to native americans as snake bite weed. I don't know of anyone who has used it for snake bites, but it's great for insect stings. Take a leaf, chew it up until it's a pasty goo, then apply it to the insect bite for a few minutes. The sting/itch/swelling will fade away. Be careful you have identified it correctly first. ...Read more

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If allergic to bananas, can I eat plantains?

If allergic to bananas, can I eat plantains?

Plantain = Banana: Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. If allergic to one, you are highly likely, though not guaranteed, to be allergic to the other. ...Read more

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If im allergic to bananas can i eat plantains?

If im allergic to bananas can i eat plantains?

Banana allergy: Plantains are in the banana family. Although they are considered "starchier" and less sweet. As they are in the banana family, you would be considered allergic to the entire family of bananas. You are best to stay away from them to avoid any kind of allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is it effective to drink some type of nutritional drink to help me get some nutrition?

Is it effective to drink some type of nutritional drink to help me get some nutrition?

Ensure: Ensure is an over the counter supplemental nutritional drink of 250 calories with vitamins and minerals and all you need to supplement your intake. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of plantain?

What are the health benefits of plantain?

Plantain: seevhttp://www.nutrition-and-you.com/plantains.html

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What part of the plantain plant is good for gastritis?

What part of the plantain plant is good for gastritis?

Center: The fruit it self. Peeled and prepared in a variety of ways. Fried will probably be the least effective. ...Read more

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What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips?

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Glycemic index/load: Glycemic index is a measurement of how high your sugars will increase upon eating 100g of a specific food. Glycemic load is a calculated value based upon glycemic index but standardized for serving size. Check out http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/ & http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.Htm. Some studies suggest low glycemic index/load are healthier diet. ...Read more

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45 yo male, exercise/nutrition fanatic. Finally getting more than a few gray hairs. Is there any nutritional or topical way to restore color?

45 yo male, exercise/nutrition fanatic. Finally getting more than a few gray hairs. Is there any nutritional or topical way to restore color?

Not yet!: Technically hair coloring is a topical solution but even as we begin to crack the secrets of cellular aging we've learned very little about loss of hair pigment . A better solution revolves around self image and how you truly appear to others. Don't underestimate the attraction to intelligent, strong, fit, wise, & distinguished appearing men. For many, lack of at least some grey is a deal breaker. ...Read more

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Are plantain allergies the same as banana?

Are plantain allergies the same as banana?

May be: Plantain and banana are from the same family so it is possible to have allergy to both. However, plantain is cooked before it is eaten and could have denatured the allergent during the cooking process. Many people that are allergic to raw apple can eat apple pies (cooked) for the same reason. ...Read more

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How can you use plantain as an herbal medicine?

How can you use plantain as an herbal medicine?

Plantain: Plantain leaf is antibacterial & anti-inflammatory with use for healing wounds. When taken internally plantain is reported to help with GI upset. ...Read more

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Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

Not usually: Usually the plantain allergy discussed here in the states is to the pollen of the weed English Plantain, not food allergy to plantains (similar to bananas). An interesting fact about English Plantain is that, unlike typical weeds like ragweed that produce pollen in the fall, English Plantain produces pollen both fall AND spring, in a bimodal fashion. This photo is not E. plantain, however. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Plantain allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Plantain allergy?

Plantain allergy: English plantain is a weed that releases pollen in the Fall months and causes a form of hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. Typical symptoms are sneezing, nasal/eye/ear itching, nasal drainage and congestion. If uncontrolled, sleep and the ability to perform well during the day are compromised. The problem can lead to serious consequences like sinus infections. ...Read more

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If a greens supplement has plantain leaf in it and i'm allergic to bananas can I have the supplement?

If a greens supplement has plantain leaf in it and i'm allergic to bananas can I have the supplement?

Probably: Banana & plantain are very close cousins, but there are differences fruit vs leaves. If you have serious symptoms or any respiratory distress from reaction, then no way. ...Read more

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