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Diabetics CAN have bananas!

Stop talking smack on bananas (and don’t even get me started on carrots)!

Let me tell you a little bit about the banana and then you can tell me why you can’t have it. I have heard it all – “they are too starchy”, “they have too much sugar”, or “they are in the ‘white’ group my doctor told me to stay away from.” This poor fruit did nothing to deserve the name calling I hear every day.

For a medium sized banana we get about:

  • 80-90 calories
  • ~22 grams of carb
  • ~3 grams of fiber