Are Bananas Good for Weight Gain? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Bananas are good for obesity. Because they have resistant starch and pectin, which can help you feel full longer and reduce your appetite.

Obesity is a condition that affects your body weight and health.

In obesity, your body stores excess fat, especially around your waist.

This can lead to various health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.

One of the key factors in managing obesity is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake and expenditure, which can impact your weight and health.

To effectively manage obesity, you should consume high-fiber and low-calorie foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and avoid high-fat and high-sugar foods like fast food, sweets, and soda.

Now, bananas are a tropical fruit that are rich in carbohydrates, fiber, and some vitamins and minerals.

People usually eat them raw, cooked, or blended into smoothies.

Bananas are good for obesity because they contain resistant starch and pectin, which are types of fiber that can help you feel full longer and reduce your appetite.

Bananas also have a low glycemic index, which means they do not spike your blood sugar levels as much as other high-carb foods.

One medium banana can give you about 105 calories, 27 grams of carbs (9% of your daily needs), 3 grams of fiber (11% of your daily needs), and some potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.

Resistant starch can positively affect obesity by increasing your fat burning and reducing your fat storage.

Pectin can positively affect obesity by slowing down your digestion and lowering your cholesterol levels.

Furthermore, bananas are a fruit and fruits are good for obesity.

Because, fruits provide antioxidants, phytochemicals, and water that can protect your cells from damage, reduce inflammation, and hydrate your body.

You can eat two to three bananas per day safely.

More than that can cause bloating, gas, or diarrhea due to the high fiber content.

Also, you shouldn’t eat bananas if you have a banana allergy or a latex allergy to prevent anaphylaxis.

Because, bananas contain a protein that is similar to latex and can trigger a cross-reaction.

You can buy fresh bananas in your local market or can order them online.

Always choose bananas that are firm, bright, and free of bruises or mold.

Because, ripe bananas have more flavor, nutrients, and resistant starch than unripe ones.

You can store them at room temperature for up to a week or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing obesity effectively.

I always recommend my obesity patients to follow a weight-loss-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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