You know those sketchy ads that promise you can lose ten pounds just by cutting one food from your diet? Well, that food is nearly always bananas. “They’re high in sugar and loaded with calories,” the ads say.
Well, that’s all true. The average banana contains about a hundred calories of pure carbohydrates, which makes it a much more substantial snack than many other fruits. Unhealthy? Hardly.
Everyone knows that bananas are full of potassium, but they pack a serious nutritional punch in other areas, too. They also contain vitamin A, fiber, and even an average of 20 mg of folic acid, making them a top choice for women of child-bearing age, in particular.