Banana weight loss diet …a delicious and fast way to get rid of some extra pounds
Banana diet is a delicious and easy way to lose weight and improve health.
Most of the weight loss diets exclude bananas as a food option. But these fruits are delicious and nutritious and lots of people love them. One medium size banana contains 110 nutrient-dense calories and a lot of vitamin and minerals: vitamin B6 – .5 mg; manganese – .3 mg; vitamin C – 9 mg; potassium – 450 mg; dietary fiber – 3g; protein – 1 g; magnesium – 34 mg ; folate – 25.0 mcg; riboflavin – .1 mg; niacin – .8 mg ; vitamin A – 81 iu, iron – .3 mg.
The calories in bananas come mainly from carbohydrates (23.9 net carbs for one small banana). They have the highest sugar content from any fruit, but they present a medium to low glycemic index – 51 (a glycemic index is considered high if it is 70 or above).
Bananas present a lot of health benefits, such as:
- They are a heart-healthy food, when included in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
- They are free of fat, cholesterol and sodium.
- A good source of potassium, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamins B6 & C.
- Bananas improve mood, because they can help produce serotonin which is also known as ‘happiness hormone’.
- They boost the immune system.
Banana weight loss diet is a delicious and fast way to get rid of some extra pounds without having to eat boring and tasteless foods. The banana diet is easy to follow. In 3-4 days only, you can lose up to 6 pound.
The banana diet daily menu includes 3-5 bananas each day combined with 3-4 cups of low fat milk. The milk can be substituted with plain yogurt. These foods can be eaten separately or as a smoothie. The smoothie recipe advices you to blend one banana, with one cup of milk and a few ice cubes. Dieters can also eat these ingredients as a banana ice-cream, freezing bananas for few hours before blending them with milk.
Another version of banana diet lasts 7 days and can help you lose 8 pounds. The ingredients for this diet are bananas, green tea and eggs. The 7 day menu includes up to 3 pounds of bananas and 2 eggs per day.
People who receive positive results after following a banana diet can continue following it in the future as well. A special care should be taken while returning to normal eating habits to avoid the yo-yo effect. Processed or fat foods, sugar or alcohol should be avoided. Start with fresh vegetable and fruits, slowly introducing the variety of foods and increasing the size of your meals.
ASK FOR PREFESSIONAL ADVICE FROM YOUR PERSONAL DOCTOR OR NUTRITIONIST BEFORE TRYING ANY NEW DIET.