Last week I had 5 people ask me if they should be eating bananas because they are high in sugar. I have to admit I’m a little confused by this. Did I miss the memo about bananas being bad for you?
Here is my low down on bananas.
One small banana contains 90 calories, 1mg of sodium, 23 grams of carbs with 3 grams of fiber. The sugars in a banana come in at 12 grams.
The sugars in a banana are not added sugars. There is a big difference between added sugars and sugars that naturally occur in fruit. A couple servings of fruit a day is fine! Added sugars are what you need to be careful of.
A banana also contains vitamin A, C, folate, choline, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and a large amount of potassium. Potassium is important for each beat of your heart. It also helps your muscles to move, your nerves to work and your kidneys to filter blood.
Bottom line? If you want a banana EAT A BANANA and always choose a whole food over a prepackaged snack.
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