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Tina
Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 2:57am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Who of you 0 nonnies eats bananas?  I seem to be okay with them, but are they fattening?  Do they really raise blood sugar a whole bunch?

What fruits do you o-nonnies eat the most of?
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Hi Tina,

Bananas aren't really my friend so I tend to stick to berries/cherries as a sole fruit item.  A winter favourite is to use some frozen ones and heat them through then have them as a dessert.  Yum.  When I have pineapple, mango, etc I tend to have it with a good serving of nuts/nut butter to try and balance out my sugar levels.

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Hi Tina,

I love , love, love bananas - they are like dessert for a type O....BUT I don't eat them anymore. They just don't agree with me. My body can't deal with them for some reason. They cause bloating and stomach distress to the point where I just stopped eating them.

Beause I'm in TX right now, I eat pineapple and watermelon; sometimes frozen blueberries.


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not an O nonnie, but I play one on tv, from my perspective what raises blood sugar is really an individual thing and has little to do with 'gi index' frankly if you want to rely on that, bananas are lower than other fruits like pinapple, and all fruit is lower than almost any grain.  If you do well with them eat them.  Eating 8 bananas a day is fattening, eating half of one or a whole one is not.  No individual natural food is 'fattening' it all depends on who you are and your over all eating style,

besides I don't often see alot of fat monkeys roaming around



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I believe the potassium contained in bananas is important to help metabolize efficiently including water retention, etc.

I always have one after workout.......
40 mins later I have my protein breakfast daily.


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Nonnie-like secretor here . . . I usually end up eating two small bananas a day--one as a midmorning snack, and the other one with my meds at night. They don't jack my blood sugar up, and they don't cause cravings either. My biggest problem right now is keeping fresh ones on hand, since the hot weather always makes them ripen very quickly.


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A nonnie here. I love bananas! So glad to be a nonnie.  
I have them in my smoothie in the morning. They give me energy. I notice that when I don't have them I am not as energetic as when I do.
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Bananas.  I love bananas.  At least, one a day sometimes two.   Depending on what other compliant foods are in the house.   They are quite filling and satisfying for me.  When I was visiting with the BTD group in Greece, sometimes I would eat three a day.  Except for the cherries near the end of the trip there were not many bennie fruits around for me.  Hmmmmm.  Maybe that is where I lost the 12 pounds that I seemed to have found again.    Should try that again.

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Oz bananas have gone up in price drastically from maybe $3 per kg to $14 per kg at the mo. I used to have them almost every day as part of breakfast (mixed fruit, or in a smoothie). Cyclone devastated our main banana growing area & prices are still very high. All the producers from other regions are riding the premium prices... Dried bananas are still at their original price, so both fresh and dried cost the same! Dried banana makes a great snack, but like all dried fruit don't overdo it.
A few years ago bananas gave me indigestion (same with watermelon) but I'm fine with both now & they are compliant to boost.

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Oz bananas have gone up in price drastically from maybe $3 per kg to $14 per kg at the mo. I used to have them almost every day as part of breakfast (mixed fruit, or in a smoothie). Cyclone devastated our main banana growing area & prices are still very high. All the producers from other regions are riding the premium prices... Dried bananas are still at their original price, so both fresh and dried cost the same! Dried banana makes a great snack, but like all dried fruit don't overdo it.
A few years ago bananas gave me indigestion (same with watermelon) but I'm fine with both now & they are compliant to boost.

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Bananas.  I love bananas.  At least, one a day sometimes two.   Depending on what other compliant foods are in the house.   They are quite filling and satisfying for me.  When I was visiting with the BTD group in Greece, sometimes I would eat three a day.  Except for the cherries near the end of the trip there were not many bennie fruits around for me.  Hmmmmm.  Maybe that is where I lost the 12 pounds that I seemed to have found again.    Should try that again.

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Try what again... going to Greece??? Yes Yes Yes!!!!  





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Try what again... going to Greece??? Yes Yes Yes!!!!  





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Nonnie-like secretor here . . . I usually end up eating two small bananas a day--one as a midmorning snack, and the other one with my meds at night. They don't jack my blood sugar up, and they don't cause cravings either. My biggest problem right now is keeping fresh ones on hand, since the hot weather always makes them ripen very quickly.


You can put them in the fridge. The skin goes ugly but the inside lasts a couple of days more. Also, they are more refreshing for summer consumption.

I have, at least, 1 a day. I love them. I fortunately live sorrounded by banana plantations  

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I REALLY wish I could eat them as well as other fruits but my body just does not do well at all with ANYTHING sweet, including fruits. Maybe it is the fact that I have hypoglycemia or perhaps that I am RH-. I am not sure but it really does suck.
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you can also freeze banana slices and use them in your smoothies like you would ice.
double bonus!


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I love bananas & eat them almost every day. I love them & they like me.


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I also enjoy bananas.  I like to freeze them sliced up in a baggy, than when I have a taste for ice cream I throw contents into food processor and buzz and eat with a spoon.m-m-m.
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Quoted from Tina
Who of you 0 nonnies eats bananas?  I seem to be okay with them, but are they fattening?  Do they really raise blood sugar a whole bunch?

What fruits do you o-nonnies eat the most of?


My naturopath warned me that if I wanted to lose weight to stay off the bananas. I tend to feel a bit bloated after only one a day. When I do eat them though, it is often sliced in a sandwich with Ezekial bread and almond butter.

I love prune juice, a big glass in the morning before breakfast, sometimes with one later in the day.




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I used to eat them because they were so portable.  My favorite fruits are more like cherries, watermelon, peaches, etc, but those are messy & more seasonal. Bananas seem to be more available and cheaper, also.
I eat a lot of them now because they are a vehicle for my unsweetened chocolate.  They give enough sweetness so I can eat the chocolate.  I have talked about this on other threads, so won't belabor the point.
I rarely eat bananas without the chocolate!
I know I'm breaking the food combo rule with this, & I often get a coughing spell afterwards.
There's a fruit store several miles from us that has CHEAP bananas. They are often 30 something CENTS a pound! Quality varies, but what a deal!  I sure hope the crop near Australia is successful next season.  That's toooooooo much to pay!
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I tend to feel a bit bloated after only one a day. When I do eat them though, it is often sliced in a sandwich with Ezekial bread and almond butter.


I've read in the web that banana is the quickest food to be digested, more than any other fruit, and that it leaves the stomach in almost no time. This provided it is eaten on an empty stomach. Well, any fruit eaten on a not empty stomach would  give you bloating and gas. When I was eating bananas together with or after other foods I had heartburn every time. Now I am careful to eat bananas alone and just enjoy it with no side effects.



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My naturopath warned me that if I wanted to lose weight to stay off the bananas.


My NP advised me the same thing, w/ an  explanation. If your adrenal glands are not working properly, fruits, not just bananas become a problem. Bananas are more of a problem because of oils. When a/g are fatigued, oils and sugars are not properly metabolized. That's what he 'splained to me.



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Very informative, thanks both of you! I must admit just writing about my sandwich combo actually drove me to the store to buy some bananas, a guilty pleasure.


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Bananas, a blessing. Yesterday morning I had 4 (!), that's all I had at home... I was a little edgy, I didn't fell so well (better now). I am now waiting for tomorrow morning to weigh myself and see what's going on. It is said that the influence of food intake on your weight shows only after 48 hours.


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yael p - that was probably just what you needed- In TOPS Club we were told it takes three days to change weight from what we ate ( so people watched what they ate three days before weigh-in(lol)
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Mrs. T O  Seasalt and Light   ??   lowers blood pressure.  I reread above but can't figure out what the item is your adding seasalt to.  Thanks


P.S.  what is the mixture? Thanks

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