Did you know? The nutritional properties of the bananas hanging in your kitchen actually change as they grow riper. As they ripen, bananas become sweeter. Why? Because there are enzymes in the banana that begin to break down starches (which aren’t generally sweet) into sugar. This also makes the banana easier for your gut to digest!
So the best time to eat a banana? When it’s as ripe as possible (I know, the patience required is almost as challenging as waiting for ripe avocados.)
Additionally, it’s worth noting, if you suffer from type 2 diabetes, you may want to eat a ripe banana with nut butter. The fats in the nut butter will slow down sugar absorption in your blood stream so it doesn’t hit you all at once, making it easier for your body to break down.
Source: Real Farmacy