Calories in a Banana
The calories in a banana are moderate compared with other fruits, and are in line with the typical daily calorie requirement. The number of calories in a banana does depend on the size of the banana, so the guide below outlines the various banana sizes with corresponding calories:
|Small (100g)||95 calories|
|Medium (120g)||104 calories|
|Large (135g)||122 calories|
Bananas contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and potassium and are also high in dietary fibre. However bananas do not contain fat, sodium or cholesterol. You get a lot of energy from eating a banana as they contain three natural sugars, sucrose, fructose and glucose. That’s why you often see tennis players eating a banana between sets, it gives them the required sugar boost and energy they need.
You will not find any other fruit containing more digestible carbohydrates than bananas do. The benefit of this is that the body finds it easier to burn off calories from carbohydrates than it does calories from fat.
Facts about Bananas
The vitamin B6 contained in a banana regulates blood glucose levels, which can help affect your mood, so for PMS why not eat a banana. During pregnancy if you suffer from morning sickness, eating a banana helps to keep your blood sugars up and avoid morning sickness. Also if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana as they have a natural antacid effect in the body which will give a soothing relief.