Banana Day 2018 is on Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Is one banana a day fattening?

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Is one banana a day fattening?

Bananas are not fattening and neither is yogurt unless of course you eat it without exercising.

Now you see bananas (as well as most fruits) have sugar in them. Sugar is a source of energy. Food like yogurt is also a source of energy but it is a different type of energy since your body breaks it down differently.

Now Your probably like most people thinking that sugar = fat and yogurt = healthy but this is not true.

Sugar is actually a short term energy source and when used correctly will not add fat to your body. Sugar will give you a short term energy source and it only takes your body about 30 minutes to process it which means that this energy is available for use 30 minutes after you eat it. However if you do not exercise or perform a physical activity after eating this sugar your body will store as fat (just like any other food).

Now the yogurt is a long term energy source and it will take your body about 2 hours to extract all the nutrients however if you don't burn off the calories from the yogurt it too will be stored as fat. So now you can see that sugar isn't any worst then any other food source.

Now we will move on to dieting and why dieting is bad. First of all when you diet and eat less you will not burn fat. Your body burns muscle first since it is healthier and has more nutrition value. Your body then saves the fat for when it absolutely needs it. This means that even if you cut down on what you eat your not going to burn any fat unless you stop eating completely which you can't do because it will cause damage to your organs and eventually death.

So how do you lose weight you may ask and the answer is to exercise and eat healthy. now a banana and yogurt for breakfast is very healthy and it proves your body with both short term and long term energy which will help fuel you throughout the day. But remember try to always eat breakfast lunch and dinner and if this isn't possible for you then at least eat 2 main meals a day (breakfast and dinner or lunch and dinner). and make sure you exercise at least 45 minutes a day for 3-5 days a week.

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Benefits of eating a banana every day?

Benefits of eating a banana every day?

Bananas are a great source of potassium, which is needed for muscle growth, a healthy nervous system and brain, the water balance and PH of your body.

However, it's best to vary the fruits and vegetables you eat from day to day, so you get a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Is having a banana once every day really good for you?

Is having a banana once every day really good for you?

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose - combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

A banana can help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must for our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, one of the twenty common "amino acids" that make up all proteins that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work: Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronic ulcer cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan.

Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be re-balanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine", eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%"

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

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