Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Exploding Food Myth 3. Bananas are more fattening than other fruits

Even some health professionals believe this myth and may well be why so many diets tell you to have an apple as a dessert, rather than a banana. Who knows, but here are the facts: Most diets do not offer bananas or grapes or anything so specific to be taken as dessert, though almost all of them do mention fruit as a very important part of a balanced diet. To remove bananas from any diet is absurd and illogical: it is true that 100g of banana contains more calories than 100g of apple, but an average sized banana weighs 120g and an average apple, 230g. So the calories in each is about the same. In any case, fruit of all kinds can only be good for you, providing you are aware that some contain more sugar, for instance, and may not be too good for diabetics. Now, if only we could get rid of chucherías (sweeties) and chicles (chewing gum) and replace them with fruit ... (See Exploding Food Myth 2)

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