By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 01, Oct 2019, 20:02 pm IST | UPDATED: 01, Oct 2019, 20:05 pm IST
“Your typical banana contains about 30 grams of carbohydrates and 14 grams of sugar, which is about double what you’ll get with a cup of raspberries,” says Zuckerbrot. Cole warns that "sugar is still sugar to your body, regardless if it’s in the form of processed sugar or fructose from fruits.”
An average banana also contains 1 gram of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and less than 1 gram of fat. It’s also high in potassium (422 mg), magnesium (32 mg), vitamin C (10 mg), and vitamin B6 (.4 mg). “Depending on the exact size of the banana, the calories, carbs, and sugar, for example, may be slightly higher or slightly lower,” Cole says. He adds that while it’s healthy to eat bananas, you should be conscious of the amount you’re eating and careful not to overdo it.
My favorite way to enjoy bananas is in a batch of overnight oats. I take 1 cup of rolled oats, ¾ cup of almond milk, ½ banana, 1 teaspoon flax seeds, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and mix them together in a mason jar to make a delicious morning or afternoon treat,” Silverman says. Another option is to slice bananas on a rice cake or piece of toast.