Where do bananas fit into your diet?

As readers of this site know, The Ratchet Diet is a set of guidelines. It does not contain hard and fast rules that you must follow to the letter 24 times 7. So although fruit is not recommended while you are trying to lose weight, there is a time and place when some fruits may be enjoyed on a limited basis.

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Many people claim that bananas are too high in carbohydrates to consume while on a diet while others point out that bananas are highly nutritious and  may help to lose weight.

Some of the good aspects of bananas are:

  • Bananas are high in potassium.
  • Bananas are high in fibre
  • Bananas are nutrient rich
  • Bananas are low in calories
  • Bananas are low in fat
  • Bananas are a low GI food

Bananas have been an important part of our culture for many centuries now.   Who could forget the crooning of Harry Belefonte aboard the Good Ship Banana?


And here is someone who recommends eating up to 50 bananas a day! Freelee the Banana Girl.   It must work because this woman is super-slim and it seems that she did not start out that way according to some of the previous pictures of her that Hans has checked out during his scientific research.    Check it out, and also check out her other videos if you are keen to find out more about the raw fruit approach to dieting.

References:

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/weight-loss/weight-loss-myth-bananas-carrots-and-almonds-are-good-if-you-are-trying-to-lose-weight.html

http://www.caloriesecrets.net/are-bananas-good-for-a-weight-loss-diet/

http://livehealthy.chron.com/people-say-bananas-arent-good-eat-diet-2657.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2601633/I-eat-51-bananas-day-Self-proclaimed-diet-guru-claims-toned-physique-MOUNTAINS-fruit-eats-single-meal-time.html

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20475957_16,00.html

 

 

 

23 Comments:

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    EAT A BANANA DAILY Bananas are another sexual super food that can help improve sexual function and increase sexual virility. Bananas are high in bromelain and b vitamins, both of which are potent sexual hormone regulators that can help improve sexual function, sexual desire, and sexual virility. Add a banana to your daily diet.

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  4. Hmm I started reading your post and as I scrolled down some of the videos of girls eating bananas looked a bit … not sure how best to put this. Well it looked to me like those young ladies are treating the banana like its a man’s you know what.
    Some of those videos are a bit pornographic (in a nice sort of way). I tried to do the same thing at home with a banana and my husband came in from work while I was giving that banana a really good workout. What happened next was interesting to say the least. He came up behind me, grabbed both my breasts and started kissing my next while I continued sucking on the banana. Before you know it we were getting undressed and headed to the bedroom.
    The banana ended up going somewhere else that I wont mention on the internet and then he ate it. yuk. Anyway I thought I would share that story. Not sure if I lost any weight but it was fun trying. Looking forward to more posts on this site about fruit 🙂
    The Banana Girl

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    Cheers,
    Bazz

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