Bananas are a tasty fruit that offers various health benefits. Bananas are full of nutrients that are essential to a healthy diet. Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. Aside from rich contents of potassium and fibre, no fat or cholesterol content means that bananas have low calorie compared to other types of food. Yet, too much of a good thing can also be bad. The intake of bananas should also be monitored.
Before I will explain you the numerous health benefits of eating banana, please know that by eating banana no one actually gets fat. This is just a myth (misconception). Instead, it is the best fat burner and gives you instant energy.
Research has proven 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.
But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
How Many Bananas Should You Eat A Day?
Generally, it is recommended to eat 2 bananas a day.
The amount of bananas you consume through the day will depend on your tolerance to vitamins and minerals, as some people are simply more capable of consuming vitamins and minerals without any complication.
To figure out some specific figures, the guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) can be taken as a reference.
It states that men aged 19 and over and women aged 19 to 30 should eat two cups of fruit per day, and women who are aged 31 and over should eat one and a half cups of fruit per day. A single banana will provide you with around one cup of fruit, therefore, an adult is recommended to eat 1.5 to 2 bananas a day. Also, remember that over consumption of bananas can pose potential risks to your health.
Nutritional Value of Bananas
Here we list a chart for nutritional value of bananas. This chart is done for medium sized banana, around 126g.
On the second page are presented the pros and the cons of banana.