The banana diet has been all the rage in Japan and has spread in popularity. But aren’t bananas something you should avoid if cutting down?
As with most foods if you overdo it in the banana department you won’t come out of it the healthiest. If you eat them properly however, they can be a boost to your diet. They are high in sugar, that’s for sure, but the right sugars. The trick is to eat them the right way and not combine them with too many fats, hence the banana diet could be an idea for a short time. The banana is a fantastic food for your body. It helps to keep your heart ticking, and your nervous system in check. Vitamin B, Magnesium and Potassium are in rich supply with the humble banana and they pack quite a health punch, alongside helping your immune system along it’s way.
The banana diet is not a complicated one, you can get it done in three days, so it’s a quick one. Simply incorporate this food into your mealtimes. For three days eat 3-5 bananas each day combining them with 3-4 cups of low fat milk. How you eat them is pretty much up to you, as long as you are not adding heaps of cream for example. Try a smoothie for breakfast, by blending a banana, a cup of low fat mile and some ice cubes.
The idea is that the fruit will make you feel full and give you the energy to go about your day. Some swear by it, saying they lost a half a kilo on this diet. Moderation is the key, don’t go beyond the three days and make sure that you are still having your supply of proteins at dinner time. Fruits should replace the snacks you sneak in daily and at the end of it all, you will see the result.