Should You Follow Mom’s Nutrition Tips?
Tallmadge: That’s far from the truth. As a fruit, bananas are OK in terms of nutrient content, but berries are at the top of the scale. To get the most nutritional value from your fruits and vegetables, you have to eat the skin and the seeds, and who would want to eat a banana peel?
Blatner: Bananas are awesome: For about 100 calories, they’re a good source of vitamin C, B6, potassium, and fiber. Of course, they’re not going to meet all your nutritional needs.
Gidus: I don’t like to call anything perfect. But I do believe everybody should eat a banana every day, because it’s a great source of potassium, which helps control blood pressure. Also, bananas and potatoes have a particular type of fiber called resistant starch: Your body can’t absorb it, so that keeps you full longer and may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce fat accumulation.