The Truth about Bananas and Belly Fat – The Ultimate Fat Burner Food

Bananas and Belly Fat Myth – Food That Makes You Lose Belly Fat

Have you ever tried bananas to get rid of your belly fat? One question that I get asked some time is, “Are bananas bad for stomach fat?”  Does eating bananas cause belly fat? – Myth or truth?

Find out the truth about bananas and belly fat:

Bananas are healthy for belly fat and bloating. Its essential component is potassium that helps to dilute and regulate the salt we ingest which is found in many foods. By eating bananas which have as much as 400 or more grams of potassium, the sodium is regulated and thus produces less swelling. Bananas are the ultimate weight loss food!

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Bananas – The Ultimate Fat-Burner Food

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Health Benefits of Bananas


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This article was written by Mamata

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0 thoughts on “The Truth about Bananas and Belly Fat – The Ultimate Fat Burner Food”

  1. It is true bananas are nutritious and have many necessary nutrients. But loosing weight in a healthy way means choosing to eat all the the nutrients needed to sustain a healthy body. Too much of any one food to the exclusion of other foods is not healthy.

  2. I never knew that the banana helps lose belly fat. Though, I have read in some other website that it helps improve a persons mood.

    Not only is the banana delicious. It is healthy and makes people happy.

  3. I love bananas and used to eat it everyday, until I read an article that stated it would increase my belly fat. I got frustrated with all the twisted stories and stopped eating them completely but i could not have restrained myself for long. Well, now I am losing weight and still eating m bananas.

  4. I think that adding a few bananas to your diet could only be a good thing, but yes, I agree that it needs to be part of a well balanced diet.

  5. Really? Bananas help reduce belly fat? I guess you learn something everyday. I mean I’ve always viewed bananas as sweet and a fruit that will elevate your blood glucose if you consume to much. Because of that, there is no way that I found that it could have that kind of benefit. But even if anyone does eat bananas, it should be moderately. Don’t going eating them around the clock or even everyday, just have them sporadically and see how it works for you.

  6. I first heard about the banana diet when I was in Japan a while ago. They were talking about it on a tv program and on the surface it looked like a fad diet but it appears that there is actual science behind it. This article made me realize that I haven’t eaten a banana in months! I should change that.

  7. There are many benefits from eating bananas. They have high levels of tryptophan that can help overcome depression. They are high in fiber and can help relieve constipation. Eating them can relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids. And many more benefits.

  8. I couldn’t agree more than bananas are healthy and I do respect and admire Freelee for her amazing progress based on a mostly fruit diet. However I do not think eating a lot of sugar loaded bananas will burn your belly. In my case eating more than one banana a day will have the opposite effect on my belly. Bananas are full of calories and sugar, and although its a great snack in the morning, I wouldn’t recommend bananas (more than one per day) when trying to lose weight.

  9. My husband is into Boxing and MMA professionally. He uses the Banana to keep cramps down in his body while he is running. He also eats a couple of bananas in his daily diet and his stomach is tight. I personally think bananas are good for you. The banana also has Potassium which can lower your risk of a stroke, high blood pressure, and heart disease. I think the banana offers us another thing even though it has sugar it is natural. If you are craving something sweet its better to eat a banana than another sweet that has sugar that is unnatural.

  10. I have eaten bananas all my life and I find eating one a day doesn’t hurt anybody. To me if you eat a banana with natural sugar its better than picking up something with processed sugars. Anything that will help the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. I will take my chances because it seems that it does more good than bad.

  11. Bananas are very healthy, and a very important thing to eat if you are highly active and sweat a lot from exercise. But just like anything else, you should use moderation. The sugar content of bananas is substantial, even though it is natural and a whole food. I think a good way to have your banana is either as part of a meal that contains some fat and protein, or with a few nuts as a snack.

  12. The best thing in the morning is grabbing two bananas and a handful of seeds. The rest of the day I feel great! I especially need them if I’m exercising regularly as they help keep cramping down as well. I don’t particularly like the taste, but it’s worth getting over for all the health benefits.

  13. belly fat is a monster that just do not seem to be going away. My belly is slowly becoming more of a hanging sack than a belly and i need to get this thing off me! I know that there are muscles there that should be tightened and certain exercises targets that area especially. My motivation is in the gutter as i keep asking myself if there is any coming back for my belly, i feel as if i am at the point of no return.

  14. I am allergic to bananas and I really wish I could eat them for all of these great health benefits. Belly fat is one of my problem areas and it would be a great snack to have on the go because it is so portable. It is also a great addition to smoothies because it adds some sweetness and gives it a smooth consistency.

  15. I love that someone is writing about all the wonderful properties of bananas! I’ve been hearing for years that they are horrible for belly fat but I’ve never been able to believe it myself. I really appreciate the diagram showing how the banana with it’s vitamin and minerals work for us through out our bodies. This really is a wonderful and nutritious food that has the extra bonus of being super cheap aswell!

  16. Over the years I’ve been told a number of times about the benefits of bananas. But mostly it’s always leaned towards lessening muscle cramps both during your periods along with exercise like aerobics because of the potassium. This article was a good reminder about the health benefits of bananas. In fact, I used to love putting them on Rice Crisy’s cereal, time to revive a childhood favorite for breakfast.

  17. I have always been confused if bananas were good diet food or not. I know they are healthy and a great source of potassium, but they always tasted too good for me to believe they would help me lose weight! I’m glad to have this positive information, now I won’t avoid them so much!

  18. Very interesting, I never knew that bananas help promote weight loss. However, like Ramos, I have learned that bananas help improve mood. I’ve read many articles on the subject and since I suffer from a mood disorder, I incorporate bananas into my diet daily. I’m excited to learn that it will also help me lose weight!

  19. It is good to know that bananas can be a tool to rid my body of belly fat. I am not a big fan of bananas but I can become one. Of course, like with anything balance and moderation is the key to weight loss success.

  20. Wow, I never realized that bananas were that healthy. I knew that they had a lot of potassium but didn’t realize they had all of the other healthy benefits. Anything that tastes that good and is that good for you, is definitely on my list!! I’ve found they are really good to slice, then freeze. You can then add them to smoothies for a unique flavor – they’re especially good with frozen strawberries and yogurt.

  21. I never knew bananas can help reduce belly fat. My body does not tolerate bananas too well so I often pass on having bananas. I have found that bananas so help reduce muscle cramps and I know that is because of the potassium in bananas. Bananas do make smoothies smoother and taste great.

  22. I eat at least one banana a day! I had no idea that it had so many benefits. My favourite after workout snack is banana slices with peanut butter, so delicious and so healthy!

    Thank you for all of the information!

  23. Someone once told me that bananas were nothing but sugar and starch and that I should give up my morning banana if I ever expected to lose weight. At the time I was young and impressionable and instantly stopped eating bananas. With so much conflicting information out there its always so hard to know what is truth. Over time I have tried to give up the mindset that bananas are bad. Thank you for this post. You made me remember while I always loved nanners. 🙂

  24. Foods are everywhere. You can find it in the house, outside the house or even on the television. Now that everything can be delivered to us in a snap we can get access to food easily. Just call whatever food chains or restaurant, your food will be delivered right at your doorstep. We chew, devour and eat until the last piece but sometimes we get to this dilemma of getting fat. Most of us are scared to become fat; this is not just about the looks but it has risks on our health too.

  25. I hate to play devil’s advocate, but I have a hard time believing that bananas are good for losing fat. First off, bananas are one of the highest sugar fruits, and sugar is just not good for weight loss. And second, they’re not a miracle potassium source. There are other far more healthy foods out there with similar potassium content – 1 cup of cooked spinach is equal to 1 cup of mashed banana in terms of potassium. White beans, salmon and avocado are also good and don’t have nearly as much sugar. Not to say that bananas are the worst thing out there, just that there are far better ways to get potassium without so much sugar.

    1. You make an extremely good point. I like bananas and all but I agree they are very sugary! I understand they’re good for helping cramps and all, but now that I know that cooked spinach has potassium too, I might switch to that!!

  26. Bnanas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason. The curved yellow fruit packs a big nutritional punch.Today, bananas are grown in at least 107 countries.They are ranked fourth among the world’s food crops in monetary value.The possible health benefits of consuming bananas include lowering the risks of cancer and asthma, lowering blood pressure, improving heart health and promoting regularity.

  27. I’m eating a banana while reading this article – seriously! I like to buy organic bananas at the grocery on a weekly basis and always take one to work in the morning. Bananas are a great healthy snack to keep me away from the junk food snacks in the vending machine; just like the video mentioned. I also like the fiber in bananas to help keep my digestion regular.

  28. Because of the potassium in bananas I always associated them with a weightloss food. I had never heard about the belly fat part so that is defintely something new for me. If I am not really really hungry but I have to eat something I always grab a banana as the potassium slowly releases into the system and supposedly keeps you fuller for longer! If it keeps me away from junk food like crisps/chips and chocolate I am definitely a fan.

  29. This is great, yet incredibly frustrating as I can’t eat bananas, I have a reaction to them which I end up having to get medication for.

    Does anybody know of any alternatives perhaps?

  30. This is a fun way to think about reducing your body fat. The only real healthy way to loose body fat is to turn it into carbon dioxide and water. That happens when you are active or exercise. The potassium in the banana reduces bloating. So, the next time I eat a cheeseburger and fries for dinner, I’ll chase it with a large banana.

  31. I really liked the diagram that you provided. It’s true that bananas help reduce body fat but this article would have been a lot better if you would have included some more facts about why it does this. Or even things such as personal experience, when is the best time to eat a banana, and recipes would have been good content to add to this article. But other than that, it was rather useful. Thanks for the tip!

  32. I have read about this one lady that consumed nothing but bananas during her pregnancy. If I remember it right, her diet consisted mostly of bananas and she consumes about 20 a day! This is really extreme but she gave birth to healthy baby though.

    Bananas are really good sources of potassium. If you are suffering from diarrhea, bananas are a good alternative medicine and of course lots of water. Sometimes, my breakfast consists of just bananas and I am good to go! It makes you feel fuller and it is healthy so win win!

  33. Bananas are an essential post-workout food for me. They can vastly improve any smoothie in terms of flavor and texture, and they just make me feel nourished after a workout.

    It’s good to know they can also reduce belly fat and swelling. That was a property of theirs I never considered.

  34. This is so great for me as I’m currently trying to work off belly fat. Bananas are great for you and they taste good too. I actually just got some this morning. This is a good place to start, simple healthy foods.

  35. I am sorry, to disagree with most of you but I am a 65 year old woman who loves bananas and was eating 2-3 a day. I exercise regularly and seem healthy. I noticed my stomach getting bigger and the only thing I was doing differently was eating them. When I stopped my stomach got smaller.

  36. dont like the advertizment which says foods that cause belly fat,lists bananas….and the ad goes on and on without any banana study info.,?!

  37. that’s wright bananas are good for you I eat 3 or 4 bananas a day I use them because of all the potassium they have but I found I lost weight I was 202 pounds and after two and half mouths I lost 37 pounds I look great and feel better and its help me with depression iam now I feel happier

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