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Old 12-11-2008, 04:24 PM   #31
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I looked, but my moms doctor said not to eat bananas. I dont know why, maybe its the type of fat. Like, she can eat coconuts even though they are high in fat. Its because its a different kind.
If you are serious about your diet and you and your mom's health, IMO it would be a good idea to learn a lot more about nutrition.

Bananas are NOT high in fat. They are very low in fat. They are high in certain minerals, like potassium, which is good for some people and bad for others. I doubt your doctor told you mom not to eat bananas because of their fat content or fat type. You also might consider getting some more information and guidance from you mom's doctor so you better understand her diet restrictions.

There are tons of resources out there that can bring you up to speed on nutritional basics pretty fast. Being more informed will help you make better food choices.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:06 PM   #32
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What kind of desserts or snacks can your mom eat?
Anything without more than 2 tbs of butter, and 1 tbs of oil...And other fatty stuff. Like egg yolks have fat.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:08 PM   #33
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Hmm well I just asked my mom and she said avacados and bananas but whatever. I have had a lot of people tell me that.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:12 AM   #34
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Hmm well I just asked my mom and she said avacados and bananas but whatever. I have had a lot of people tell me that.
Hi. As jennyema said, you might want to do your own research rather than rely on what people tell you. Here's a great site for nutrition info: The World's Healthiest Foods.

The page on bananas doesn't mention fat at all: WHFoods: Bananas The page on almonds talks about how they're high in fat, but it's a healthy type of fat: WHFoods: Almonds (I only mention that to illustrate that the site does talk about fats, when they're relevant.)

Here's another good site for nutrition info: Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Bananas, raw

The info there is from the USDA's National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. HTH.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:16 AM   #35
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Dr. Dean Ornish advocates an extremely low-fat vegetarian diet and has written several books on the subject. However, I haven't read any of his books and some regard his recommendations as too extreme.
I beg to differ with your assessment of Dr. Ornish. To the scientific medical and dietetic community he is held in high regard. His recommendations may be difficult to follow, but his recommendations are based on sound research. He has been published numerous times in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Here is a link regarding one of his articles which is also the website of the ADA.

Telling People What They Want to Believe': Dean Ornish Looks at Atkins and Other Low-Carb Diets in Journal of the American Dietetic Association
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:53 PM   #36
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I beg to differ with your assessment of Dr. Ornish.
My post did not contain my assessment of Dr. Ornish.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:12 PM   #37
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I love shakes. Filling and full of flavor. I put in a Slim fast so I know I'm getting
all the required vitamins and then add banana and ice. So great for an early
dinner so you don't eat too late and feel full while sleeping.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:13 PM   #38
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Does anyone know why white bread makes me feel tired?
My theory is that water, flour mixed makes paste.
Hence, the stuck feeling? Funny but true.
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I feel that soda leads to wanting snacks that are unhealthy.
Does anyone know why?

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White bread and sugar are simple carbs. The break down quickly, stimulate digestion, and provide a quick burst of energy. Protein and fat digest slower and regulate blood sugar (no quick spikes). That's my best nowhere-close-to-professional answer. Welcome to DC BTW.
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