The Health Benefits of Green Plantain Flour and the Adoption of a Paleo Diet.

Benjamin Ero

Before the introduction of the highly processed food manufacturing methods used across the developed world, mankind lived a much healthier lifestyle and was not blighted by the many modern paradigms like diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Processed wheat, and in particular, processed wheat flour is largely responsible for the epidemic of modern day ailments that simply did not exist in years gone by.


“Is there an Alternative?”


As more and more people are ditching processed products for a natural “Paleo Diet”, which is a lifestyle that closely emulates the diet of human beings during our hunter-gatherer days, there is a growing demand for natural, unprocessed substitutes for the foods that can cause so many health problems.


One particularly useful and natural alternative to wheat flour is Plantain Flour, which in addition to not containing many of the harmful pesticides and hormones used in manufacturing processes, has a number of other benefits.


Plantain flour is:


  • Rich in Vitamins A, B, C, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Magnesium
  • Suitable for consumption by those suffering from both Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes
  • Able to treat a range of digestive issues, like indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea
  • Used to combat a range of symptoms associated with erectile dysfunction
  • Rich in resistant starch that does not create a sugar spike in the bloodstream
  • Free of gluten, making it perfect for those with an intolerance to it


There are many other benefits and uses for plantains in their raw form, which are far too numerous to go into here. Suffice to say that it is extremely useful and beneficial to health.


The Paleo Diet


Processed wheat flour is ubiquitous. Buy anything made from bread or pastry at any supermarket and then it is 99% guaranteed to contain processed white flour, which means that even those with relatively healthy diets are consuming a lot of it and it is so hard to avoid with making some kind of lifestyle change.


The only way to effectively reverse the damage done from a lifetime of eating processed produce is to get back to a way of living that existed when as a species, humans were much healthier than they are today. Much of the natural products we are talking about can be found in the many natural herbs and foods found in the African diet and plantains are just one of a range of foods from the continent that can be used to make a person more healthy and balanced.


If you would like to find out more about plantains and natural African food and herbs, visit this website, where you’ll discover a wide range of alternatives that can be used to live a life free form the toxins in processed foods.


Jeb Foods’ mission is to raise awareness of the largely forgotten natural Organic nutrition full food products from Africa and the benefits they offer and to make everyone aware that there is an alternative to the inexorable creep towards diabetes and cancer that is affecting the western world.


We hope that this article has provided just a glimpse of what is on offer and that it is at the very least, worth investigating.

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