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Sahara
Friday, November 4, 2011, 11:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Bananas are good for blood type Os & Bs but if you read around on other low carb diets they get the bad rap due to high carb/sugar content.  I didn't eat bananas in my 30s because of this and regret it.  

This past spring I read something about resistant starch in unripe/green bananas and added them back.  Bananas are lower on the glycemic index when unripe and also better tasting imo.  Studies show the resistant starch helps burn fat & is good for you.

Compared to apples I have much lower insulin response to an unripe banana.  Truly the perfect pre dinner "snack" for me.  
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Good to know Sahara. I've always liked unripe and I think I'll go back to eating them that way.


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They are good for Explorers too  - A-types that is. I used to hate ripe bananas, but now I like any version. Unripe is still best, though. Yummy!


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I (explorer love unripe bananas, Amber (gatherer) hates them , she prefers really ripe ones, funny old world!

I wonder if emily will change from a gatherer to an explorer as she matures.


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I (explorer love unripe bananas, Amber (gatherer) hates them , she prefers really ripe ones, funny old world!

I wonder if emily will change from a gatherer to an explorer as she matures.


This is going off topic but wondering how a child changes genotypes?  I thought they were set at birth.  
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someone sometime mentioned that it was more accurate from about age 13 or something like that, (swami) it pretty clear she is a mix of explorer and gatherer, higher gather at the mo, but i think that can change. It's no biggie really she doing great, so we're delighted.

she just seems to be similar to her mum in some ways re food , but also so similar to me re food and especially personality. i suspect she will end up being a explorer in the end, just a feeling.


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someone sometime mentioned that it was more accurate from about age 13 or something like that, (swami) it pretty clear she is a mix of explorer and gatherer, higher gather at the mo, but i think that can change. It's no biggie really she doing great, so we're delighted.

she just seems to be similar to her mum in some ways re food , but also so similar to me re food and especially personality. i suspect she will end up being a explorer in the end, just a feeling.


I would think that finger length and wrist encirclement would remain fairly constant.  I have always had longer ring fingers and could always easily circle my writst with my other hand.  Those are at least two measurements you could look at.


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I like bananas when they are yellow with a bit of green still on them, in between unripe and ripe.  I do very well on them.  They are filling and don't seem to give me blood sugar issues.  They're a great portable and quick snack for when I'm on the run.  I have a banana most days.  It's my "banana a day" thing.  If I have a handful of nuts with it, it's a quick meal.  
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My two cents worth...unripe bananas are much harder to digest, so if you have digestive issues of any kind stick to the 'yellow with black dots' ones!
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funny, i like unripe bananas, amber like yellow and black dot ones, but who knows which ones are actually better for us lol.

Emily like half a banana, and she is usually the only one with a bit of wit.


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I like ripe bananas... not over-ripe but the "perfect ripeness," just before the black dots appear. I have heard of an old lady (a friend's grandmother) who used to eat over-ripe bananas every day and she lived to a ripe old age  .


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I've always liked unripe and I think I'll go back to eating them that way.
Can anyone define what unripe means? Not being pedantic but is "just ripe" a more accurate description - or do some people actually like them when they are starchy & stick to your teeth tasting?!

I love them when they have just turned from green, but can't eat them if they are not past that starchy taste...& I feel physically repulsed by the smell of over ripe bananas in the shops Or it may also be a reaction to the gassing they do to ripen them as well?!

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I like them when they're kind of greenish yellow. Don't have them often but have been craving them as of late. I look for the greenish and smallest one.


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I am looking forward to warmer weather and stocking up on GREEN BANANAS!
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I like them just ripe...green sometimes disagrees with me.
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Can anyone define what unripe means? Not being pedantic but is "just ripe" a more accurate description - or do some people actually like them when they are starchy & stick to your teeth tasting?!
Still wondering exactly what you guys mean by "green" bananas

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By my definition, green means green - as in the banana is not yellow, or is starting to turn yellow.  I have seen many Asian people eat them at this stage. This is usually an indication that the starches have not turned to sugar, yet.
Thanks ABJoe - like I said, it would be unusual to eat them when they are crunchy sticky type green though??!!

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Thanks ABJoe - like I said, it would be unusual to eat them when they are crunchy sticky type green though??!!

You know how astringent the banana skin is - I saw a woman eating the whole green banana, skin and all.  I don't understand how someone can do it, but more power to her.


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Sorry, I deleted a post by mistake...  This was originally just after reply #16.

By my definition, green means green - as in the banana is not yellow, or is starting to turn yellow.  I have seen many Asian people eat them at this stage. This is usually an indication that the starches have not turned to sugar, yet.

Fully yellow is what I consider ripe.  

Brown spots indicates to me that the banana is ready for banana bread, although I have eaten them with some brown spots...  

Of course, this was pre-BTD, as banana has been an avoid for everyone in our house since we started BTD.


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You know how astringent the banana skin is - I saw a woman eating the whole green banana, skin and all.  I don't understand how someone can do it, but more power to her.
That's a good word to describe it I think... mouth puckering astringent... Kinda furry too Uggghhh

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By my definition, green means green - as in the banana is not yellow, or is starting to turn yellow.  I have seen many Asian people eat them at this stage. This is usually an indication that the starches have not turned to sugar, yet.


I have never seen a single Asian people eat them! Where do these Asian people live???



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I have never seen a single Asian people eat them! Where do these Asian people live???
Perhaps only in So Cal? & maybe it is only the married ones that eat them? & perhaps they run off afterward to wash their mouths out
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Perhaps only in So Cal? & maybe it is only the married ones that eat them? & perhaps they run off afterward to wash their mouths out

That would be where...   Don't know about the other conjecture...


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