Banana is a sweet tasty fruit that many people like to eat as snacks again and again, especially after its first experience. The fruit is ready to eat by mere peeling off its skin, making it easy to consume many like 3 to 5.
If you’re working on losing weight, you might be thinking if it’s right to eat a banana and still lose weight effectively or you’ve heard some speculation that, it’s fattening due to its natural sugary taste and carbohydrate content.
You should find out how?
Banana is low in calorie when compared to other snacks, and saturated fat. It’s a fruit embellish with many vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, vitamin B6, and potassium that highly beneficial for the body and weight loss.
A medium size of 7 inches with 118g net weight contains 105 calories, 3.1g of fiber, 27g of carbohydrate, 1.3g of protein, 32mg of magnesium, and 422mg of potassium.
Banana contains vitamin C, a nutrient known for its potency for weight loss especially when you’re working out along with it.
Likewise, its fiber content helps with weight loss in the process whereby it makes your tummy feel fuller, thereby you won’t be feeling too hungry often because fiber gets digested slowly. The richness of banana in potassium makes the nervous, digestive and renal system function properly. It’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol, where a medium size will give you about 0.4g of fat making it suitable for weight loss and not fattening like you might think.
Apart from its essential nutrients and minerals, banana has a low glycemic index which helps with weight loss. The glycemic index (GI) is a way of ranking how quickly carbohydrates from food are broken down and release into the blood stream. Food with low glycemic score breaks down carbohydrates slowly in the body. This process prevents drop or increase in blood sugar level as fluctuations signal makes you eat more than you should.
The glycemic index foundation’s indicated that banana has a glycemic index score of 51, which is low based on the scale where anything above 70 is considered high and anything under 55 is low.
These explanations should convince you and better strengthen your heart that, eating a banana is good for weight loss and you should indulge in it moderately.
Here is Banana Recipe for your Breakfast if you’re on a Journey to Weight Loss
1 banana (diced)
½ cup oats
1 scoop protein powder
½ cup skims milk
1 tablespoon honey
1) In a bowl, add oats, milk, and water until the oatmeal is completely soaked and thick in texture.
2) Add onto the burner, stir the mixture and cook for about a minute.
3) Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 3 minutes.
4) Add the protein powder and honey to taste and stir.
5) Add the diced banana, stir and you’re to eat it.
This nutritious food can be taken as your breakfast, your morning snack or dessert.