Are bananas good for you?

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Simple. Bananas are often a favourite fruit for other reasons besides their taste. They are easy to transport, consume and go well with other foods like cereals and yogurts. They come in their own packaging you peel off and throw away.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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High GI. High GI carbohydrates are detrimental to the health and weight of most people because sugars entering the bloodstream quickly raises insulin levels causing the body to store fat. When it comes to fruit, bananas are one of the highest on the glycaemic index.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Potassium. Bananas are one of the best sources of potassium due to their high content and widespread consumption. Potassium is a vital micronutrient a lot of people are lacking in and adding a banana a day to your diet goes a long way towards fixing this deficit.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Calming effect. Bananas contain several nutrients that aid in controlling mood and energy levels. Potassium and magnesium which are vital to muscle relaxation and nerve control. Also tryptophan which is the precursor to serotonin the body’s main neurochemical that is responsible for mood regulation.

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Answered on August 25, 2017.
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Digestion. The unripe bananas can cause issues with bloating and gas due to the high resistant starch content. As bananas ripen more of this starch is converted to sugars and made easier to digest. However, those with digestive issues may steer clear of the fruit entirely and stick to simpler more digestible options like apples and kiwi.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Calories. Bananas have the most calories per 100g of any fruit. One medium banana has 120 calories where an apple of the same size would contain half that amount.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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