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sexymom04sexymom04 Posts: 262Member Member Posts: 262Member Member
I love bananas but they are so high in sugar. Are they worth eating even with the high sugar content?


  • Annie_01Annie_01 Posts: 2,987Member Member Posts: 2,987Member Member
    I think so...they go well with peanut butter. They also help with potassium though they are not as high as potatoes. Unless you have a medical reason to cut back on "naturally occurring sugars" I would say peel that banana and enjoy it.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 19,424Member Member Posts: 19,424Member Member
    When I was in Costa Rico I ate tropical fruit like bananas and mangoes all day long and dropped a size without even trying. This was because my overall calories were less because I did not have access to calorie dense foods like ice cream, pizza, and cheese.

    I have no medical conditions that necessitate I reduce sugars.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,447Member Member Posts: 25,447Member Member
    Do you have a medical reason to limit sugar? I don't, so I switched my sugar tracker on here to fiber years ago.
    edited September 10
  • MikePTYMikePTY Posts: 2,955Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,955Member, Premium Member
    You lose weight by eating less calories than your body burns. The amount of sugar you eat is irrelevant. If you enjoy bananas and find that you can fit them within your calorie goal while feeling full, then go ahead and continue eating them.
  • duskyjewelduskyjewel Posts: 283Member Member Posts: 283Member Member
    Personally I find that I have more leg/foot cramps when I don't regularly eat bananas. Apparently my body likes the potassium I get from them and complains if I go without it. So I try to eat a couple per week. Which reminds me, there are none in my house right now....
  • J72FITJ72FIT Posts: 5,231Member Member Posts: 5,231Member Member
    sexymom04 wrote: »
    I love bananas but they are so high in sugar. Are they worth eating even with the high sugar content?

    Bananas are fine...
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Posts: 3,333Member Member Posts: 3,333Member Member
    There is nothing wrong with fruit sugar.
  • geraldaltmangeraldaltman Posts: 929Member, Premium Member Posts: 929Member, Premium Member
    I love bananas, but I worry about sugar, fruit and otherwise, so I have relagated them to once in while status as part of my effort to lower A1C. Having learned I have been below normal hydration levels, I have shifted to fruits with high water content in addition to drinking more to help shore that up. I will find out in a couple weeks if it's working. 🤞
  • kcmcbeekcmcbee Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    Nothing wrong with sugar. I thought that for years. 🤔 Limits/moderation etc. applies even with natural or fruit sugar.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 476Member Member Posts: 476Member Member
    I don’t eat bananas as I don’t find them satiating at all for the relatively high calories. Something about the soft texture and lack of juiciness bothers me for fruit. Fruit, for me, needs to be juicy or crisp.

    Nothing wrong with them though!
  • cuteangelkittencuteangelkitten Posts: 96Member Member Posts: 96Member Member
    Eat the bananas lol
  • RachellaJRachellaJ Posts: 37Member Member Posts: 37Member Member
    I eat a banana most mornings with peanut butter, or my newly discovered cashew almond coconut butter. I love it, it’s low calorie because I weigh the nut butter and banana, and it keeps me full, so it’s worth it for me. It’s worth it only if you enjoy eating it.
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,329Member Member Posts: 1,329Member Member
    Barring any medical issues you may have, eat what you like, if it fits into your calorie budget. Nothing wrong with any food in moderation.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,049Member Member Posts: 5,049Member Member
    I like bananas and eat several per week.

    Not difficult to fit into even relatively low calorie allowances.
  • boldkneeboldknee Posts: 100Member Member Posts: 100Member Member
    I like to buy the smallest bananas in the store. They are about 100 calories and both a great snack and a good addition to a smoothie.
  • sexynurse801mssexynurse801ms Posts: 23Member Member Posts: 23Member Member
    I love bananas but they give me a serious case of acid reflux!
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