If you are trying to lose weight and wondering how adding bananas to your diet can help you in achieving your weight loss goals (or not), then we have that answer for you. Bananas are full of nutrients like fibre, potassium, good carbohydrates, vitamin C and many more important vitamins and minerals. They are a breakfast staple in many Indian households, due to the instant energy they provide to kick-start your mornings. You must have heard that people who are underweight are often advised to eat bananas to gain weight, but you may have also heard that bananas are great for weight loss. Don't be confused!
It's a fact that bananas are full of carbohydrates, a nutrient most people trying to lose weight are advised to consume in moderation. However, bananas contain 'good' carbohydrates in the form of resistant starch - the kind that supports both weight loss and weight maintenance. Additionally, they are packed with fibre that keeps you full for longer. According to Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health Practitioner Shilpa Arora ND, "Bananas are high in fibre and provide satiation, which in turn aids in weight loss. They help with sugar cravings and boost metabolism."
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Benefits Of Bananas
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They are a good pre and post workout snack too. "It is a great snack which can be consumed in between meals and is also considered as a great pre-workout food", opines Dr Arora. But, before you start loading up on the wonder fruit, make sure you practice moderation.
You can have the wonderful fruit of banana alone, and if you are planning to pair it with something then choose the combinations well. Have them with oats, porridge etc. and steer clear of refined sugar.
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