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Postby Tas » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:32 am

Ok, now yet another question :-) Just when you thought it was safe LOL

Are bannanas fattening? I have read that they are and that they're not...so now I don't know :?

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Postby Dolly » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:27 pm

Bananas, spinach, potato, button mushrooms, soy beans and many other foods are ruch in potassium.

Potassium
What can potassium rich foods do for you?
* Help your muscles and nerves function properly
* Maintain the proper electrolyte and acid-base balance in your body
*Help lower your risk of high blood pressure

A lack of potassium can cause
* Muscle weakness
* Confusion
* Irritability
* Fatigue
* Heart problems
* Chronic diarrhea


Dieters claim bananas are fattening because they have slightly more fruit sugar (sucrose) in them.
But in reality 1 meduim sized banana is only worth 85 calories
where a medium sized apple is worth around 70 calories.
I personally do not consider this fruit to be fattening
and if you are craving a sweet treat, try slicing one and popping it in the microwave for 35 seconds, it tastes like a hot, sweet, banana pudding.
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Postby Tas » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:42 pm

Oh thank you Dolly! I could do with one right now!! I'm going to give a pretend-bannana-pudding a go - and pop one in the oven..

I have so much to learn :lol:

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Postby hushpuppy » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:10 pm

Yep i agree with Dolly . I think of it as not what u eat but how much . Input must = Output . i found bananas curb my hunger in between lunch and dinner and they are filling too
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Postby Guest » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:01 pm

what about strawberries?
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Postby Dolly » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:39 pm

Hi Linda, as far as I know all berries are excellent for weight loss and nutrition.


Nutrition Facts on strawberries
Serving Size: 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (166 grams)

Calories 50
Protein 1 gram
Carbohydrates 11.65 grams
Dietary Fiber 3.81 grams
Calcium 23.24 mg
Iron 0.63 mg
Magnesium 16.60 mg
Phosphorus 31.54 mg
Potassium 44.82 mg
Selenium 1.16 mg
Vitamin C 94.12 mg
Folate 29.38 mcg
Vitamin A 44..82 IU
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:44 am

I heard berries, particularly strawberries, are high in zinc which is important for libido. Especially for men because they lose zinc when they, ah, do the horizontal rhumba so to speak. Zinc helps them recover faster. Apparently that's why strawberries are a common theme at valentines. :wink:
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Postby Dolly » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:47 am

wow I think I'll put some strawberries on the top of my next shopping list.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:51 am

I usually have strawberries on my brekkie, only problem being my partner says, "ooohhh, strawberries, I know what's on your mind!!". He's such a gutter-brain!

Although I must say he's very supportive - he got me over my hatred of hills. I used to hate them with a passion - then last christmas I climbed cradle mountain. Even though he didn't think I could do it, he didn't say so and was all encouragement, and then I proved everyone wrong! I got to the top! And I only had one melt-down which was excusable (I got stuck on a rock coming down and had a panic attack thinking I was going to fall :oops: )
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Postby carla » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:21 pm

What's the horizontal rhumba?

Just kidding. :lol:
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Postby Trinity » Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:00 pm

Lol ive got 9 banana muffins staring across the room at me, a treat for hubby & my son. Why is it when im trying to eat sensibly, I automatically start making food I shouldnt eat?? :evil:
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Postby dragonfly » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:59 pm

oh yes bananas are a fav of mine too. I heard to eat one after a workout.

I dunno If I dare nuke one then eat it... I'm a bit precious...lol, but one time cant hurt. always willing to try soemthing new.

and yes strawberries and raspberries, another fav of mine :)
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