Each Banana is said to contain approximately 105 calories, out of which just 3 calories come from fat. The amount of carbs (around 27) in the form of fruit sugars should also not worry you much as these are broken into glucose instantly providing energy for your workouts and any strenuous activity. Ask any athlete, weight trainer, nutritionist or healthy-living buff and he will vouch by the boost that the humble banana provides. Forget the body, but for the brain glucose is the primary energy source to function effectively.
But excess of anything should be avoided and so is the case with this high energy fruit. If you overeat bananas (more than 2 a day) the additional glucose gets stored as glycogen in your muscles and liver, as primary energy source when required. Only when it crosses this storage limit does the glucose gets stored as fat. Health experts feel that you need to eat a lot of bananas to touch these limits and it depends a lot on your level of activity, metabolism, age, body type and other factors.
In case you have moderate to high activity levels, bananas will provide enough nutrition and energy needed for healthy weight sustenance and only excess will lead to slight weight gain. Health experts and dieticians recommend having a mix bowl of fruits to avoid excess of one and also to get the benefits from a wide variety of fruits. So pick up seasonal fruits, add in a banana or two and keep the weight gain fears to rest.
Apart from the weight management properties, bananas also have a host of health benefits like:
Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter
Bananas help protect against muscle cramps
Bananas are high in antioxidants and therefore provide protection from free radicals and chronic diseases. Get your full body checkup today to understand your current health status.
Bananas Improve Digestion
Bananas help relieve anemia and iron deficiency
Bananas act as Natural Antacid
Bananas are the Anti- Cancer Fruit
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