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Old 08-25-2006, 09:36 AM   #1
Chris Sinagoga
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i read enter the zone and i noticed it said that bananas are "unfavorable," but i was watching the tigers game a few days ago and the announcers montioned that many of the players(vance wilson, and kenny rogers just to name a few) eat bananas before games because something in them makes you more alert. i wanted to know if anyone has heard this or if this is true. any input would be appreciated.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:02 PM   #2
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Chris, are you relying on baseball announcers for nutritional info?
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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"Chris, are you relying on baseball announcers for nutritional info?"

Hey, don't scoff. Bob Uecker was a noted nutritional authority, and was quite correct when he said "less filling"
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:29 PM   #4
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hey chris,
please read this post on bananas, this subject has been covered before.
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/23/28227.html
I have said it many times on this board before, bananas are a very healthy food regardless of what the zone experts say!
Bananas or any fruit for that matter are a far superior food than those zone energy bars,:banana::banana::banana:
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:38 PM   #5
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Ron, I have to say, I'm in 100% total agreement with you.
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Old 08-25-2006, 02:31 PM   #6
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Same here, I have a banana every day for breakfast. Taste great, they're healthy for you, and that way I don't have to inclue 3 blocks worth of expensive fruits or brocolli for breakfast.
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Old 08-25-2006, 05:39 PM   #7
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A banana, or grapes, for breakfast can tide me over from breakfast to lunch when I'm not in an extremely hungry mode. How can something so pure be bad for you? That statement from the Zone really jumped out at me also.
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Old 08-25-2006, 06:22 PM   #8
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the high GI of bananas is I believe the primary reason for their categorization in Zone literature as unfavorable. but in addition to that, as far as fruits and vegetables go, bananas are not that impressive nutritionally. melons and berries are better choices.
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:59 PM   #9
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If you're worried about BANANAS being unhealthy, you need to loosen up. 9_9 they have a high GI for a fruit, but even so, it's still much lower than most carbs, esp. refined ones. I believe it's in the low 50's with a very low GL.
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:13 PM   #10
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Kevin, I agree but disagree. Yes if bananas are the worst thing you eat you are way beyond the average person. Most people on this board don't compare themselves with the average person though. For the record I eat bananas mainly because I am poor and pressed for time.
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