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Old 10-20-2011, 05:23 AM   #1
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Banana and cholesterol

why will someone be advised not to eat banana?

 
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Re: Banana and cholesterol

I avoid bananas because they are high in sugar.
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Re: Banana and cholesterol

Usually if someone is taking a blood pressure med in the Ace or ARB family they are told to avoid bananas. I have taken both yet still can eat a banana but only if they are quite small. If they are large, I was told to eat 1/2 a banana. Yes they are a bit high in sugar but my Potassium level gets low at times so that is why I was told to eat them. Ace or ARB meds. can raise your potassium level hence a Dr. telling you to stay away. Everyone is different so what may bother one person may not bother another.

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