I agree with Jewles. Bananas may be high in sugar but that doesn't necessarily make them bad for weight loss. The Australian Dietitians Association includes bananas in their sample 7 day weight loss program
. Further, underripe bananas contain resistant starch which keeps the lining of the gut healthy (link
). And bananas are digested slowly so they are a great source of energy. Dane, I appreciate that you have experience in physical training but can you cite the source for your claim that bananas have a high glycaemic load? Everything I've read classifies bananas as being low GI. Unripe bananas have a GI rating of 30 and ripe bananas have a GI rating of 51, which still puts them under 55 and means all bananas are low GI (link
). Low GI foods release their sugars into the bloodstream slower than high GI foods and keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Of course this doesn't mean you should eat your own body-weight in bananas every day! But it is healthy to use them as one of your daily fruit servings and it won't prevent you from losing weight.