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    Eating Bananas

    I love Bananas and I know they are great source of potassium, a friend today told me an average banana has 8 tsp of sugar

    This sucks ass, this means I am getting 32 tsp of sugar daily from eating 4 bananas.

    What do you guys think? I would hate to toss this great food!

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    They are high in sugar. And?
    Ban 2 1/2 's !!!!!!
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    Bananas are good to eat in the morning or before any kind of exercise..
    Just avoid them before you go to sleep or are sitting down watching youtube lol

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    I am not worried about their calories because I count my calories and they are included in my diet but at my age I worry about a lot of sugar causing me diabetes.

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    Sugar doesn't directly cause diabetes. DM is a disorder that is categorized by a high degree of insulin resistance and both Type 1 and Type 2 are a result of a variety of factors. The most likely reason why one would develop Type 2 would be obesity. As you lean out, your risk will decrease.

    Although there is evidence to suggest that 'excessive' intake of fructose can have a detrimental affect on insulin resistance, maintaining a 'moderate' intake is acceptable. Your liver can hold about 50g at a time. This seems to be a reasonable amount to take in each day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piratedebo View Post
    Bananas are good to eat in the morning or before any kind of exercise..
    Just avoid them before you go to sleep or are sitting down watching youtube lol
    Not another "don't eat before bed" comment...we just discussed this myth in another thread.
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    I also heard 1 banana a day is all someone should eat.
    "Train like God is watching"

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    If you eat the banana in the right time, you don´t have problemes. Eat in the breaksfast or before work. And the sugars of banana is diferent of white sugars, they are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceazur View Post
    I also heard 1 banana a day is all someone should eat.
    It's a matter of affording the calories. Bananas are essentially just fructose and glucose. The same glucose that you find in any other carb source and the fructose you find in table sugar and other fruits.

    Quote Originally Posted by killernight View Post
    If you eat the banana in the right time, you don´t have problemes. Eat in the breaksfast or before work. And the sugars of banana is diferent of white sugars, they are better.
    Nutrient intake timing is very much a matter of preference. Some people respond favorably to carbs and are able to feel full whenever they eat them, some feel more hungry than before they ate the carbs. There is no rule.

    The sugars in the banana are actually identical to white sugar (table sugar). Bananas contain fructose and glucose while white sugar is sucrose. The sucrose breaks down into fructose and glucose.

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    m11, you never cease to amaze me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceazur View Post
    m11, you never cease to amaze me.
    haha thanks, i have some novel thoughts every know and then, but I can't take all the credit --- plenty of this stuff is regurgitated information from Built and Merkaba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killernight View Post
    ... And the sugars of banana is diferent of white sugars, they are better.
    Yep. Fructose has a lower glycemic index than sucrose (white sugar)!

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