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009 Eat banana everyday
Along with vegetables and other fruits, consumption of bananas in particular is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, breast cancer and renal cancer. Rich in carbohydrates and potassium, bananas are of particular interest to athletes who use them to quickly replenish their electrolytes and provide energy during an activity.
Bananas range from 72-135 calories, 10-20 g of sugar, and 2-4 g of fibers depending on size.
One cup of mashed banana
Good carbohydrates and fats
The fats in banana include Omega-3 fatty acids (60.8 mg) and Omega-6 fatty acids
The estimated glycemic load from eating a serving of banana is 18 and is well within the typical target total which is 100/day or less.
Morning banana diet
To those who are banana diet advocates, a piece of medium sized banana may serve as a complete breakfast. A very simple diet regimen called "Morning Banana Diet" (Source: webmd.com accessed on June 15, 2010). Take only bananas and filtered water for breakfast. Then, you can eat whatever you like for lunch and dinner, as long as you don't eat after 8 p.m. Avoid dessert after dinner.