Please Leave My Banana Alone!

posted on: September 02, 2016. posted in: Nutrition

Time for a little rant...

Because there seems to be a wave of "nutritionists" out there picking on my poor little banana 😭

Yes, my banana is of modest proportions.

Yes, my banana has a little bit of a kink in it.

And yes... my wife will confirm...

My banana has got a little bit softer with age.

But for all my little banana's faults...

Here's what it is definitely NOT.

1. My Banana Is NOT High In Sugar

My humble little banana weighs in at only 100 calories and 14 grams of sugar. This is a natural, perfectly portioned amount of sugar, that is easily metabolised by the body, especially if you are active. Eating one of my little bananas will neither spike blood sugar levels, nor send you over your RDA of sugar. This makes my banana an excellent choice of snack, even for those trying to limit their sugar intake.

2. My Banana Is NOT Easy To Overeat

My banana is tasty, yes. Very tasty in fact. Delicious some might argue. But nobody overeats my banana. You have one, and that's actually enough to hit the spot. Eating too much of my banana will only make you feel sick. So my banana is naturally satisfying and self-portioning, unlike processed diet foods. This means my banana is a great option for people trying to feel fuller for longer and reduce their binge eating.

3. My Banana Is NOT Fattening

Nobody ever got fat eating my banana. I've worked with 1000s of obese people, and can tell you with confidence none of them got there by binging on fruit. In fact, I practically have to beg my obese clients to eat my banana, instead of the processed, beige diet foods that actually caused their weight gain. And so, believe it or not, you heard it here first, nibbling on my banana once a day can actually help you lose weight.

4. My Banana Is NOT Processed

Because my banana is raw and natural, it hasn't had all the good stuff mashed, bashed and cooked out of it. Every mouthful of my banana delivers fibre, potassium, manganese, vitamin c and vitamin b6. And if you enjoy my banana when it's green, it can actually help to improve your digestive health, due to the pectin and resistant starch content. So unlike processed foods, my banana packs a healthy nutrition punch.

So please.

Next time you hear a nutritionist crying... "Don't eat Liam's banana, it's packed with sugar, fattening and bad for you!"

Ignore them.

They're probably trying to sell you some dodgy shake, supplement or nutrition product.

Tell them to do one.

And gobble up my banana guilt free 😋🍌


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