Healthy, cheap and available all year-around, banana is indeed a commonly consumed fruit in India. Being rich in nutrients, bananas are a powerhouse of energy and thus keep you fuller for longer. They serve as a great food for breakfast, pre-and post-gym snack and even help you get rid of diarrhoea. But unfortunately, bananas are mistaken by many people as fattening. Let’s just make it clear here itself that bananas in themselves are not fattening. In fact, banana can help in losing weight as they have high fibre content and also have a good number of calories. Even during weight loss, your body needs a certain number of calories which should not come from unhealthy foods.
One medium sized banana has approximately 102 calories.
- Carbohydrates: 26 grams Potassium: 421 milligrams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fibre: 3 grams
- Magnesium: 31 grams
So, the bottom line is bananas are not fattening.