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Calories in Bananas

Calories in bananasCalories in bananas are 105 calories in a medium-sized banana. Bananas are a good source of nutrition, and for people looking to lose weight or to maintain the weight they are at, bananas are great snacks.

Although the calories in bananas are a little higher than most fruits, the calories they do have are fat free calories. While bananas have similar calories as apples, they actually have slightly less sugar than apples.

Bananas are filled with nutrition including potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and fiber. They also help to regulate blood pressure. One serving of a banana provides 30 percent of the daily amount needed for Vitamin B6, which is great for maintaining a good immune system and preventing heart disease.

Another benefit of bananas is that they help create a barrier on the stomach lining, which protects against acids, and they also help fight ulcer-causing bacteria in the stomach.

However bananas do have high sugar content compared to other fruits, so from a weight loss perspective, they should not be over-consumed.

Also, bananas have one of the lowest pesticide residue among conventionally grown foods and vegetables.