So what do you think about with Banana’s, yellow, fruit, milkshakes……… Here are 10 bits of useful information for you to start reconsidering the thought of banana and answering yes in the morning or after my workouts.
- Bananas will give you a lot of fiber and potassium but will also supply you with ruffly the following, This is based upon a 118gram banana.
Potassium: 9% of the RDI.
Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI.
Vitamin C: 11% of the RDI.
Magnesium: 8% of the RDI.
Copper: 10% of the RDI.
Manganese: 14% of the RDI.
Net carbs: 24 grams.
Fiber: 3.1 grams.
Protein: 1.3 grams.
Fat: 0.4 grams.
- Bananas contain nutrients that can help moderate blood sugar levels after meals. They may also reduce appetite by slowing stomach emptying. Green Bananas rate low and as they turn from green to yellow the glucose level increases.
- Bananas are fairly rich in fiber and resistant starch, which may feed the friendly gut bacteria and help protect against colon cancer.
- Bananas may help with weight loss. They are low in calories, high in nutrients and fiber, and may have appetite-reducing effects. When you need to snack, yes they contain around 100 calories but will not leave you feeling snack hungry within 10 minutes will supporting your Full Fitness Gym workout.
- Bananas are a good dietary source of potassium and magnesium, two nutrients that are essential for heart health. Bananas are a great dietary source of potassium. One medium-sized banana (118 grams) contains 9% of the RDI. A potassium-rich diet can help lower blood pressure, and people who eat plenty of potassium have up to a 27% lower risk of heart disease
- Bananas are high in several antioxidants, which may help reduce damage from free radicals and lower the risk of some diseases
- Bananas contain high amounts of resistant starch or pectin, depending on ripeness. Both may reduce appetite and help keep you full
- Unripe bananas are a good source of resistant starch, which may improve insulin sensitivity. However, more research is needed. Several studies have shown that 15–30 grams of resistant starch per day may improve insulin sensitivity by 33–50%, in as little as 4 weeks
- Eating a banana several times a week may reduce the risk of kidney disease by up to 50%. One study in women showed that over 13 years, those who ate bananas 2–3 times per week were 33% less likely to develop kidney disease
- Bananas may help relieve muscle cramps caused by exercise. They also provide excellent fuel for endurance exercise. Eating bananas may help reduce exercise-related muscle cramps and soreness, which affect up to 95% of the general population
So next time your having a workout at Full Fitness Gym pop to the counter and purchase your Banana, or have it mixed into your protein shake. Mixing into a shake will help digestion and improve the bodies absorption of protein and amino acids.
When you’re ready to push yourself and diet to the next level then try a few of these a week.
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