How Many Calories in a Banana?
How many calories
in a banana and what is the quality of those
calories? How should the banana be prepared?
are about 118 calories in an average size banana.
of the calories in a banana is excellent if the banana is eaten raw.
Yes, you should eat the banana raw. Much of the vitamins and
pytochemicals will be destroyed if the banana is cooked. For example a
banana is a good source of vitamin C in the raw form, but much of this
vitamin is lost when the banana is cooked.
because a banana is really good for you does not mean that you should
eat as many as you want. When it comes to these water soluble
phytochemicals and vitamin C, once the body gets enough, it excretes
the rest. They cannot be saved in the body forever. Why eat
more than one banana? If you really love bananas, it is
better to eat one in the morning and one in the evening than it is to
eat two bananas at once. I like a banana with peanut butter
for breakfast, and a banana with one melted dove chocolate for dessert
Another factor to think about is will
the calories in the banana fill you up? How long will it be before you
get hungry? Considering how few calories there are, the food of one
banana will last awhile. Both the little bit of fiber and the water
will fill you up and stay with you for a little while, but you must be
cautious because like most fruits bananas are high in sugar and so they
will not fill you up for long. For breakfast when you have time, an egg
and a piece of whole wheat bread will last longer.
want a plain banana. Try slicing sprinkling it with a bit of cinnamon.
You could even add a half a teaspoon of sugar to make it a desert.
Other easy toppings include: caramel, cheese, almond butter, chocolate,
Calories in a Banana Chart
Calories in a Banana List with Nutritional
| ||Bannana Raw Whole , medium (7" to 7 7/8" long)
||Banana raw sliced
bread, prepared from |
recipe, with margarine
|weight (g) ||118 ||150 ||60 |
|water (g) ||74 ||74 ||29 |
|calories (kcal) ||109 ||138 ||196 |
|Protein (g) ||1 ||2 ||3 |
|Total fat (g) ||1 ||1 ||6 |
|saturated fat (g)
||0.02 ||0.03 ||1.3 |
|monounsaturated fat (g)
||0.01 ||2.7 |
|polyunsaturated fat (g)
||0.01 ||0.01 ||1.9 |
|Cholesterol (mg) ||0 ||0 ||26 |
|Carbohydrate (g) ||28 ||35 ||33 |
|Total dietary fiber (g) ||2.8 ||3.6 ||0.7 |
|Calcium (mg) ||7 ||9 ||13 |
|Iron (mg) ||0.4 ||0.5 ||0.8 |
|Potassium (mg) ||467 ||594 ||80 |
|Sodium (mg) ||1 ||2 ||181 |
|Vitamin A (IU) ||96 ||122 ||278 |
|Vitamin A (RE) ||9 ||12 ||72 |
|Thiamin (mg) ||0.05 ||0.07 ||0.1 |
|Riboflavin (mg) ||0.12 ||0.15 ||0.12 |
|Niacin (mg) ||0.6 ||0.8 ||0.9 |
|Accorbic acid (mg) ||11 ||14 ||1 |
Healthy Banana Desert Recipe
is a very simple healthy banana dessert recipe.
1. Melt the chocolate of one small dove (40 calories)
2. Squeeze onto banana. Hot pad needed.
you have a simple recipe you would like to share?
Here is one of my favorite breakfast meals:
A great way to start your day at only about 250 calories.
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
It makes one huge pancake and it needs no extra sugar.