Should we eat banana after or before meal?

Bananas - fruits
@fhoebe (104)
United States
March 13, 2008 4:29pm CST
I love to eat banana very much and my friend told me that we are not suppose to have banana after meals as it will add on our pounds which I sometimes do. I've read aboiut articles saying that we are not suppose to eat banana even when our stomach is empty. So.. Should we eat banana after or before meal?
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13 responses
• Hyderabad, India
15 Mar 08
i believe eating fruits is good. Banana it is good to eat after or before one hour because it has glucose which can spoil your hunger. If taken after meals it gives more work for liver and stomach as such. It is always advisable to eat fruits before and after one hour.
@fhoebe (104)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Ic.. Thanks for the info :)
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@pinay81 (1539)
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
i love to eat banana also i can ate 5x a day even before or after every meal sometimes i prefer to eat banana only than to eat dinner in the night.
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@sophialin (2679)
• China
22 Mar 08
i think it doesn't matter.the key is we'd better eat any fruit one hour before meal or two to three hours after meal.it's proved to be favourable to our health.
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• United States
20 Mar 08
I think you should eat a banana as part of a meal. I would consider it as your fruit or dessert for that meal. I eat bananas on an empty stomach all the time and I am normal weight. It has nothing to do with weight gain, but how much you eat, in total, everyday. If you eat more than your body can burn you will gain weight, it doesn't matter if you eat a banana or a piece of cake.
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@Hatley (120846)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Mar 08
I do not think it makes much difference as the total calories that you consume each day and the exercise you get each day are what makes you lose or gain or stay the same. I eat a banana any time I feel like it and just do not overdo.
@Elixiress (3897)
13 Apr 08
I am not a fan of banana's but this is an interesting discussion =D
@rhane7315 (5679)
• Philippines
13 Apr 08
i usually eat banana after meal
@newway64 (343)
• Canada
13 Apr 08
hi i think after meal i eat after
@Mevis11 (17)
31 Mar 08
You'd better eat banana before the meal. In this way you can ear less food, which is a good way to lose weight.I don't think that is bad to health, bananas also provide you with nutrition and calorie you need
@madlees (1381)
• India
31 Mar 08
Dear fhoebe, It is a well known fact that fruits are digested easily than the main meal. If you take it after the meal the fruits get digested quickly and by the time it reaches the abdomen it gets fermented I believe. It is said that the fruits can be taken before meals or after an hour of having meals. If you take it before meals it will serve two purposes. One is that it gets digested soon and the other thing is that we will not feel that hungry and so our main intake will come down, just like drinking water before the meals to lessen the food intake. So try and have it before meals or later in the day. Bananas can be taken after food if they are of the small variety. All the best
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
31 Mar 08
i suppose it after meal and dont think it adds pounds..
@gabrielle47 (1222)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
Eating banana before meals can be a way of dieting as eating a banana can make you fuller than having no banana before meals. In terms of eating the banana after meals. its a dessert for us and as an added nutrition. Its rich in potassium so when one have leg cramps, we tell them to eat bananas. While it maybe true that banana can add to your weight if you eat it after meals, its because bananas are rich i carbohydrates which are the same ones that we get from other foods. I beg to disagree that banana is not good to eat when one's stomach is empty as i eat banana as a light snack when Im hungry and gives me a good full. Different people have different reaction to food. So, some may get stomach ache when they eat banana on empty stomach but some does not. Happy banana eating!
@olivemai (4739)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I have eaten many bananas before a meal or as a meal replacement! It does not bother my stomach! I know it can be eaten for dessert too.