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Eating too many bananas may have detrimental health effects, such as weight gain, poor blood sugar control, and nutrient deficiencies.
But it's best to avoid eating bananas for dinner, or after dinner. It may lead to mucus formation, and indigestion. Nutritionist Nishi Grover recommends that one should have bananas before workouts to get some energy, but never at night.
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Bananas: Though high in calories, bananas are a great flat belly fruit. Bananas are rich in healthy fibers that help curb appetite and make the body burn fat. The indigestible fibers that are present in bananas, or a resistant starch, block the carbohydrates from being absorbed by the body.
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"But ripe bananas are very high in soluble fiber, which in some cases can help to push waste through the bowels, so bananas can also be helpful in eliminating constipation issues." For constipation relief, be sure to pick bananas that are good and ripe.
Bananas are chock-full of something called resistant starch — a healthy carb that helps keep you full (similar to fibre) and boosts your metabolism. The high content of potassium in bananas can also help your body regulate the transfer of nutrients into cells, which may increase your metabolism as well.
Apple. Fresh and crunchy apples are packed with healthy flavonoids and fibres that may help burn belly fat. They are particularly rich in pectin fibre that breaks down slowly. The fibres present in apple promote satiety.
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Bananas are easy to digest and are known to ease stomach pain. They have a natural antacid effect and can relieve symptoms such as indigestion. This high potassium fruit also increases mucus production in the stomach which helps prevent the irritation of the stomach lining.
Bananas act as a great exfoliator that helps in sloughing off excess sebum on the skin's surface. It is rich in potassium and moisture, which helps in hydrating dry skin and making it soft and supple. Bananas contain antioxidants and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Bananas may cause gas and bloating in some people due to their sorbitol and soluble fiber contents. This seems to be more likely among people with digestive issues or who aren't used to eating a fiber-rich diet.
Common causes of foul-smelling gas can be a food intolerance, high - fiber foods, certain medications and antibiotics, and constipation. More serious causes are bacteria and infections in the digestive tract or, potentially, colon cancer.
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Different bacteria produce different gases. The pungency of gas is also affected by how long it takes for a body to digest food. The longer it takes your body to digest food, the more time bacteria has to cause stronger odors when the gas is released.
Gas is actually produced by the microbes that live and thrive in our gut. These microbes eat the food that we are not able to digest and ferment it, which produces gas. Exercising can stimulate the movement of gas in our intestine, leading to farts.
Doctors say the average person farts anywhere from 5 to 15 times per day. Farting is a normal part of digestion that reflects the activity of the bacteria in your gut. You might also notice that you fart more when you eat certain foods that are more difficult to digest, such as beans or raw vegetables.
Regularly farting is normal, even healthy. Farting a lot isn't necessarily bad, but it could be a sign of a digestive issue or improper diet. One of the easiest adjustments for gas issues is making sure you're getting a good balance of protein and plants, like fruits, vegetables, and grains, in your daily diet.