9 Ways Bananas Can Help You Lose Weight

Green bananas are high in fibre and energy

Eating under-ripe bananas provides a rich amount of gut-healthy prebiotic resistant starch explains Kara Landau, RD and creator of Uplift Food Good Mood Food.

Bananas have fiber, which keeps you full

Because bananas contain more carbohydrate than other fruits, they have a negative reputation in the nutrition industry.


They're sweet enough for dessert

Bananas can help you lose weight by incorporating them into your eating habits as replacement for sweets desserts, says Ricci Lee Holtz, RD and expert at Testing.com.

Bananas can help with overeating

A registered dietitian from Balance One Supplements, Trista Best, MPH,RD,LD, explains that bananas may help you feel fuller longer and prevent overeating.

Bananas help with blood sugar levels

BANANAS HELP LOSE WEIGHT BY IMPROVING INSULIN SENSITIVITY "Bananas are high in resistant starch, which reduces insulin resistance."

Bananas can assist with sleep

A better night's sleep might help you have more energy during the day, says Best. In addition to melatonin, bananas contain tryptophan, a natural sedative.

Bananas help with workouts

Less muscular cramping means more efficient training, explains. An electrolyte imbalance particularly potassium, may cause muscle cramps and bananas are rich in this vitamin.

Low calorie high nutrient

"A medium-sized banana has about 100 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber," says Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, and author of Finally Full, Finally Slim.

Bananas help prevent belly bloat

Bananas are a rich source of nutrients and fibre, It doesn't immediately decrease weight but it prevents bloating, controls appetite and is a suitable sugar substitute.

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