You Will Never Eat Another Banana Knowing This

Bananas are a great snack food. They come perfectly packaged in a single serving size. They taste good raw, cooked, in bread or over cereal. They have a lot of great nutritional value. But bananas can be hard on your body.

Eating bananas come with risks to your heart and waistline. There are even commonly prescribed medications that you should never take and then eat bananas. Bananas can even cause severe allergic reactions.

In fact, you may never eat another banana after reading this.

Not Such a Diet Food

Bananas have lots of good nutrients but they are not dieting food. Bananas are higher in calories than other fruits – at about 105 calories– and they have less fiber, so you won’t feel full as long.

A banana might be a good snack, but for calorie counters, there are better snacks out there. They are mid-level on the glycemic index, so diabetics may want to avoid them.

Bananas have lots of good nutrients but they are not dieting food. Bananas are higher in calories than other fruits – at about 105 calories – and they have less fiber, so you won’t feel full as long.

A banana might be a good snack, but for calorie counters, there are better snacks out there. They are mid-level on the glycemic index, so diabetics may want to avoid them.

Migraines

you have allergies to aged cheeses like blue cheese or parmesan, you may have a sensitivity to tyramine. Tyramine is naturally found in protein-rich foods.

If you do eat bananas, make sure that every stringy fiber is removed. Banana peels are higher in tyramine and are a snack in some countries. If you travel, be aware of banana peels in your meals!

If you have allergies to aged cheeses like blue cheese or parmesan, you may have a sensitivity to tyramine. Tyramine is naturally found in protein-rich foods.

If you do eat bananas, make sure that every stringy fiber is removed. Banana peels are higher in tyramine and are a snack in some countries. If you travel, be aware of banana peels in your meals!

Too Much Potassium

Bananas are good for your heart in small doses. If you eat too many bananas, you can develop hyperkalemia. This means you have too much potassium in your blood.

Hyperkalemia can lead to irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, and temporary paralysis. Most people won’t eat enough bananas to get to hyperkalemia. If you have kidney disease to other diseases that come with an elevated potassium blood level or you are taking potassium supplements, you may be at risk.

Not A good breakfast

If you feel sleepy after your morning banana, you are feeling the effects of tryptophan. This is responsible for the after-turkey dinner sleep.

Tryptophan slows down mental processes and reaction time. Add in the muscle relaxation from all the magnesium in bananas and you have a prescription for a great nap.

Bananas and Tooth Decay

Bananas can be very healthy for teeth. The calcium and vitamin D make for stronger bones and enamel.

The problem comes from letting the starch and sugars stay on your teeth for a long time. Eating a lot of bananas can temporarily change the pH level in your mouth and this can erode enamel.

Eat a banana but make sure you brush your teeth afterward to avoid damaging your teeth! But don’t let bananas get on your nerve.

Nerve Damage

If you eat too many bananas and are taking a lot of vitamin B6, you can damage your nerves. You need to take more than 500 milligrams of B6 to reach that level.

You’d pretty much have to eat an entire bunch of bananas in one sitting, but if you are a banana-phile, it could happen.

Allergies

People can be allergic to bananas. If you have ragweed allergies, you are probably allergic to bananas. Just handling them can bring on symptoms.

If you can’t eat avocados, kiwi fruit, tomatoes, bell pepper or potatoes without getting an itchy mouth or wheezing, you should eat bananas either.

Bananas contain proteins that are very similar to natural latex. If you are sensitive to latex, you could be sensitive to bananas as well.

Bananas May Not be Safe for Babies

A hazardous part of allergies is an anaphylactic shock. It is a potentially fatal condition and requires immediate emergency care.

If you are getting ready to introduce fruit to your infant’s diet, go easy on the bananas. If your baby (or you) have trouble breathing and get lightheaded after eating a banana (or any food or medication), get help immediately.

So Be Aware….

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