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Dr. Damle Sanjay Dhundiras

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Damle Sanjay Dhundiras Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Are Bananas Fattening or Weight Loss Friendly?

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Are Bananas Fattening or Weight Loss Friendly?

Are Bananas Fattening or Weight Loss Friendly?

People who want to improve their health are often advised to eat more fruits and vegetables. However, some people worry that high-sugar fruits like bananas can be fattening.

This article explores whether bananas will make you gain or lose weight.

Nutrition Facts of Bananas

Bananas are high in many nutrients and provide many health benefits

They contain lots of fiber, carbs and some essential vitamins and minerals.

A medium-sized banana contains

  • Potassium: 12% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin B6: 20% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 8% of the RDI.
  • Copper: 5% of the RDI.
  • Manganese: 15% of the RDI.
  • Fiber: 3.1 grams.

This is coming with around 105 cal, 90% of which come from carbs. Most of the carbs in ripe bananas are sugars - sucrose, glucose, and fructose.

On the other hand, bananas are low in both fat and protein.

Bananas also contain a number of beneficial plant compounds and antioxidants, including dopamine and catechin.

Bananas Are High in Fiber, But Low in Calories

Calorie for calorie, bananas contain a lot of fiber. One medium banana provides around 12% of your recommended daily intake, with just 105 calories.

Fiber is important for maintaining regular bowel habits and plays a vital role in digestive health. An adequate fiber intake is also linked to reduced body weight.This effect is thought to occur because fiber makes you feel full for longer, which may help you eat fewer calories over the long term.

The Greener the Banana, the Higher the Resistant Starch

The type of carbs in a banana depends on how ripe it is.

Unripe, green bananas are high in starch and resistant starch, while ripe, yellow bananas contain mostly sugars. Resistant starches are long chains of glucose (starch) that are resistant to digestion. They act like soluble fiber in the body and have lots of potential health benefits. This includes weight loss and reduced blood sugar levels. Resistant starch can also slow down the absorption of sugar from foods. This keeps your blood sugar levels stable and helps you feel full. Furthermore, resistant starch may also increase fat burning.

Bananas Have a Low Glycemic Index, But it Depends on Ripeness

The glycemic index (GI) measures how much foods raise blood sugar levels. If a food scores lower than 55, it's considered to have a low GI. 56-69 is medium, while a score above 70 is high. Foods that contain a lot of simple sugars are quickly absorbed and have a high GI value since they cause a greater rise in blood sugar levels. Eating a lot of high-GI foods has been linked to weight gain and an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Foods with more slowly absorbed carbs have a lower GI and keep your blood sugar levels stable. Since bananas are 90% carbs, they're sometimes considered to be a high-sugar fruit that could spike your blood sugar. However, the GI score of bananas is 42-62, depending on ripeness. This makes them low to medium on the glycemic index.

Ripe bananas have a higher GI than greener bananas. The sugar content increases as the banana matures, which in turn affects your blood sugar levels. That said, overall bananas seem to release their sugars slowly.

Low-GI foods like bananas may also help you feel full and keep blood sugar levels stable.This may lead to weight loss over time.

Fattening or Weight Loss Friendly?

Bananas are healthy and nutritious, there is no doubt about that. They are also high in fiber, but low in calories.

Most bananas have a low to medium glycemic index, and should not cause big spikes in blood sugar levels compared to other high-carb foods.

Although there are no studies that directly examine the effects of bananas on weight, they do have several properties that should make them a weight loss friendly food.

If you are trying to lose weight, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating bananas as a part of a balanced, real food based diet.

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Me and my boyfriend make out occasionally. I give him oral sex. Is it ok if I swallow the sperm. Is it healthy?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), L.C.P.S, PhD,D.P.S.M
Sexologist, Ahmednagar
If the semen is swallowed it is not harmful as it contain fructose, protein etc. No harmful contain.
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Hi mam , which is the right time sex for pregnancy conceive . Means how many days before or after periods. please tell me.

MD-Gynaecologist & Obstetrician , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi mam , which is the right time sex for pregnancy conceive .
Means how many days before or after periods. please tel...
Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the next expected period, so in an average cycle day 11-17 is the fertile period. There are more chances of conceiving during this time, but not 100%
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I m 19 years old. My periods r not cum regularly and also suffer from thyroid from last 3 years. Due to this problem my weight continue increase. More totally depend upon medicines. So please help me! Hairs r also grow on my breast chin stomach etc.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I m  19 years old. My periods r not cum regularly and also suffer from thyroid from last 3 years. Due to this problem...
Yours is a problem of Hormonal imbalance.A thorough case taking is required in your case so as to evaluate your problem and for that I need history of your present complaints and all those medicines that you are taking right now.
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My wife has missed period for about 5 days and she has tested positive with a pregnancy kit. What should she do next. Whether to consult with doctor or not or wait for some times.

MHA, PGDPMC, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife has missed period for about 5 days and she has tested positive with a pregnancy kit. What should she do next....
Congratulations for you both and welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood. It is too early to see any medical help. All you both need to do is support each other, remain calm and avoid stress. Your wife will require a lot of support from you and I am sure you will provide her with it. You can see a doctor as you complete 2 months or earlier if she develops any complaint.
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Hello Doctor. Im 28 years old female n im 31 weeks pregnant by now. I had white discharge right from the beginning of my pregnancy. But from yesterday I noticed some mild brown color mixed with the discharge (looks turbid) but its very little. I have also got y cervix stitched since I had such brownish discharge in 1st trimester n 1st delivery is a preterm. I also spoke with my doctor n advised no need to worry till it is increased or bleeds. But still I would like to get an advice from a senior gynecologist if this normal will it get subside in one or 2 days as before?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello Doctor. Im 28 years old female n im 31 weeks pregnant by now. I had white discharge right from the beginning of...
hello, As you have got a stitch applied to the cervix, it would be best to examine for the cause for this brownish discharge in order to rule any infection or any active bleeding. Get yourself checked from the doctor who did the stitches and follow the treatment accordingly.
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What are the symptoms of vagina cancer? How we can understand from the beginning? A enlargement at the uterus is what symptom?

DM - Oncology
Oncologist,
Hi vaginal cancer is very rare. Growth or ulcer in vagina may be a symptom. Post/intra coital bleeding also seen. Cervical cancer is more common than vaginal ca.
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I am 19 years old and have a problem of irregular periods from last two months, this month my date was 29 november. Yet I did not had my periods?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 19 years old and have a problem of irregular periods from last two months, this month my date was 29 november. Y...
Your problem can be due to Anaemia or hormonal imbalance due to stress.I will advice you below given homoeopathic medicinesfor 5-6 months nd surely you will be normal PULSATILLA NIG 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1spoon fresh water daily night MENSOAID SYRUP ( BAKSON) Drink 2 sspoons in evening. FERRUM SIP ( SBL) Drink 1 spoon twice daily Things to do 1.Daily intake of atleat 2 fruit from Apple,banaba,pomegranate,papaya,grapes, 2.2 glass milk daily 3.Lots of water daily 4.Have a sound sleep 5.Start taking a good iron supplement Report after 2 months
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Hi, I am having sex without condom during the week of periods (5th day of periods. Will she become pregnant?

PGD(Sexual Medicine & Councelling) , Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Gurgaon
Hi, I am having sex without condom during the week of periods (5th day of periods. Will she become pregnant?
Sex during periods is very unhygienic and may cause physical harm like infection in both of the partners and haraam too. But chances of pregnancy is almost negligible.
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I'm 18 years old, female. Sometimes, after masturbating, my vagina swells up loads and doesn't go down for hours. Is it normal? It also stings but rarely, more often it's only that it gets puffy and red. Assistance Required! (Do I need to attach a picture?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I'm 18 years old, female. Sometimes, after masturbating, my vagina swells up loads and doesn't go down for hours. Is ...
hELLO, This could be frictional deem and can be treated with cold compresses and avoiding masturbation.
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I am 31 yr old lady (, software professional) with 4.5 yrs old baby. Normal delivery. After delivery, by 7th month, frequent urinary infection started. Uti is a frequent story and had lot of noflox 400 for this. Every time had this for 5 days 3 times. Next month again like that. After delivery I have started feeling week in regular intervals in a day. Took lot of tonics alopathy and homoeopathy under doctors supervision. Homoeo medicines have me solution for 6 months. Then that will not work then tonic chnaged at last using fourrts' protein powder. Now that too not useful by 2015 march. No abnormality in any check up. 70/110 bp and 84 fasting sugar and 86 after food sugar. 2 weeks before hypotyroid diagonised 5.54. Started 25 mg (on 1-may-2015) for 45 days. 92 tabs for 15 days). In the morning by 8 I am having giddiness everyday. Then whatever is there in my hand will fall down and I have to lay down in bed asap otherwise I will fell down. After laying down for 15-30 mins I will be ok. The same will occur again in 30 mins. Then I will be ok till 3pm. Again same thing will happen. In office I used to keep my head on my desk during this time. In the night also I have same issue by 8.30. I am taking food on time. Taking 3 ltrs of water everyday. Taking b-protein twice daily. Mainly veg diet following. I have 3mm stone in left kidney.(identified on last oct) and during periods I am getting fainted these days. So b long and rimroz for 10 days before periods and during periods I cannot leave with out meftal 500. (1500 on first day 1000 on next 3 days. Normal flow. On feb found out cervical erosion is there and had antibiotic treatment and cauterization.(on march end). Dovctor told now everything is normal. I still have abdominal pain so pres cribed urikind, cranpac and citralka for that. Please help me to identify what will be my real issue.

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
U consult nephrologist asap they might find a solution for your problem. They r the expertise in this.
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I have pcod problem and I have missed my periods, it's been 3 months. I took upto 7 pregnancy tests and all were negative. Is there a possibility of pregnancy? I have also taken medications prescribed by my doctor, although its a 7 day course but its been 3 days since I started and I have still got no results.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I have pcod problem and I have missed my periods, it's been 3 months. I took upto 7 pregnancy tests and all were nega...
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is curable with the Homeopathic mode of treatment. Homeopathic treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome is very safe and free from any side effect.Which Homeopathic medicine is required to extract the disease from its roots varies from case to case. Natrum Mur: Homeopathic cure for PCOS with irregular and suppressed menstrual cycles Natrum Mur is a very beneficial Homeopathic medicine to treat women with PCOS who have irregular and suppressed menstrual cycles. Natrum Mur benefits most women by regularising their menstrual cycles. Homeopathic medicine Natrum Mur should also be considered for women with difficulty in conception due to PCOS.
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Im 33 I have gone through one failed IVF I want to conceive but have fear for going through treatment again.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, PhD(breast diseases)
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
Im 33 I have gone through one failed IVF I want to conceive but have fear for going through treatment again.
You should not lose hope after one failure .success of an ivf cycle is 30 to 40 % .so don't lose heart n try again!
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I am 28 years old I married last year I want to be pregnant but could not successful I suffered pain after 1 weak of periods this pain increase day by day. Please help me in conceiving.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
You and your husband both needs to consult doctor to find out the cause of this problem so that we can start treatment accordingly.
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Sleep on The Left Side is Good For Health

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Sleep on The Left Side is Good For Health
Your sleeping position has an important influence on your digestive tract. In the past, monks preferred to lie down after their meals for ten minutes to improve their digestion.

Moreover, both Ayurveda (the most ancient oriental medicine) and the Indian alternative medicine advice their followers to sleep on the left side. Wondering why?

The left side of the human body is considered to be the dominant lymphatic side. Most of your body’s lymph flows into the thoracic duct, which is located on the left side. In its way, the lymph carries proteins, glucose, other metabolites and waste material.

It is purified in the lymph nodes and later drained into the left part of the human heart
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International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
1)proper diet

2)Garlic

3)Ginger

4)Cinnamon

5)Honey

6)Olive oil

7)Chocolate.

Above things will give long life .
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Hello doctor. She has missed her periods. She tested pregnancy. It is positive. She need not issue. Pls help what to do.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello doctor. She has missed her periods. She tested pregnancy. It is positive. She need not issue. Pls help what to do.
Hello, Please get an ultrasound pelvis to locate the pregnancy and then she may opt for medical termination of pregnancy.
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Hi, 40 days ago my wife was delivered with (Cesarean) a beautiful baby girl. The problem is she suffered fully body itching on stomach as well as back and hand's during pregnancy. Now that's turned into black shades on above-mentioned places. Please suggest me to the medic for removing that black shades permanently. And need to know about which time to safe to doing sex in future for us.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MNAMS, Training in USG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi Apply olive oil on it. But these stretch marks can be reduced little bit and also it takes time. You should avoid intercourse for about 6 wks and later can do with protection.
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I am married but my wife not getting pregnant and please help me sir I am twenty six yrs old and I am married four year ago sir please help me

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Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am  married but my wife not getting pregnant and please help me sir I am twenty six yrs old and I am married four y...
If you and your partner are planning to conceive, you should start taking folic acid before you get pregnant. Folic acid helps to provide the best health outcomes for your baby when it is growing. Taking folic acid daily before and during pregnancy also prevents the occurrence of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in your baby. You?re most likely to get pregnant if you have sex within a day or so of ovulation (releasing an egg from the ovary). This is usually about 14 days after the first day of your last period. An egg lives for about 12-24 hours after it?s released. For pregnancy to happen, the egg must be fertilised by a sperm within this time. If you want to get pregnant, having sex every couple of days will mean there?s always sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes to meet the egg when it?s released. any querries consult privetly
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