Bananas, spinach, potato, button mushrooms, soy beans and many other foods are ruch in 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
* 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.
Last edited by Dolly
on Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:45 pm, edited 4 times in total.