The health benefits of bananas

Posted at 7:31 PM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-20 20:31:42-05

(KPRC) Bananas have more sugar and carbohydrates than other fruits, and one popular diet even says to avoid bananas because of that. But as it turns out, not all carbs are created equal.

These don't give you such high sugar loads in your blood as like table sugar does. It gives you a more slower, sustained release. When we talked about carbohydrates we're focused more on the low glycemic index carbohydrate that are better for you," Dr. Shane Magee explains.

This means they're safe even for diabetic patients in moderate servings.

Magee also encourages patients with heart disease to eat bananas because the sodium to potassium ratio is just right to lower blood pressure, but the potassium-filled fruit should be avoided for patients with kidney disease.

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