Banana: The controversial fruit

TNN | March 23, 2017
A million theories...

1/7A million theories…
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Banana has always been the king of controversy. There are many theories that surround it, with some studies dissing it completely, while others that claim that it is one of the healthiest fruit that can be. Taking reference from Rujuta Diwekar’s ‘Indian Superfoods’, here we list down a bunch of myths about bananas that you must get over.

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Myth: Bananas are not good for diabetics

2/7Myth: Bananas are not good for diabetics
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Fact: Bananas are safe for consumption even for diabetics due to their low to medium glycaemic index. This has been recommended and approved by most health associations.

Myth: Bananas are high in sugar

3/7Myth: Bananas are high in sugar
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Fact: Loaded with fructose and vitamin B, banana is a source of natural sugar which is safe for anyone and everyone to eat.

​Myth: Bananas give you a buldging tummy

4/7​Myth: Bananas give you a buldging tummy
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Fact: Bananas are rich in fibre and pectin. These make you feel less bloated as they allow a good build-up of healthy bacteria.

​Myth: Bananas are fattening

5/7​Myth: Bananas are fattening
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Fact: Banana is not only low in fat but also helps in reducing cholesterol levels and is a major fat-burner.

​Myth: Bananas should not be consumed when on a weight loss diet

6/7​Myth: Bananas should not be consumed when on a weight loss diet
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Fact: Bananas are rich sources of vitamin B6, minerals and fiber and are loaded with potassium. This is a packed snack-meal in itself that works as a quick recharge.

​Myth: Bananas should be avoided if you have high blood-pressure

7/7​Myth: Bananas should be avoided if you have high blood-pressure
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Fact: If you have a high blood pressure, bananas will work as great mid-meal snacks. Bananas are naturally high in electrolytes and will harm you in no way.

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