FACTS and MYTHS about Bananas
There is a lot of very bad information about bananas even by supposedly reputable and alternate doctors (who do not do proper online research).
Here are some of the top myths which are easily proven to be false.
Please also watch the video at the bottom, it shows just how wrong and misguided most people and many supposedly intelligent doctors actually are.
Bananas are dangerous. (see video below)
This is completely nuts. Bananas are completely SAFE for you and your family, in fact it is uncertain WHERE this statement comes from.
No credible medical establishment will own up to it and it appears to be yet another internet hoax.
The next myth will expose this dis-information about bananas which is generally propagated by people who do not do independant research.
- The Second Potassium Myth
One of the biggest MYTHS is that Bananas are high in Potassium so you should only eat 1 or 2 a day.
This a rubbish and in FACT coffee has a higher percentage of potassium (according to the USDA) than bananas yet no one cautions us about drinking only 1 or 2 cups of coffee a day.
In FACT if you do the math you will easily see that doctors are good at repeating stuff but not too bright when it comes to actual research. (also see video below)
|AUSTRALIAN POTASSIUM RDI|| |
|No formula required. Actual completed answer is given in 100 gram amounts.|| |
|* NOTE: 100 Grams = 346mg|| |
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|AMERICAN POTASSIUM RDA|| |
|Divide 806 grams by 9 and then multiply by 4 to get 100 grams of banana.|| |
|806 / 9 = 89.55 x 4 = 358.22mgs (= 358) per 100 grams|| |
What does this mean in the USA ?
The American USDA recomments a minimum of 4,700mgs of Potassium a day.
So IF you divide 4,700 by 358 you get 13.
What does all of that mean???
Well, according to the American Govt's own health standards, you can safely eat at least 13 bananas a day yet ignorant doctors and people who are supposed to know better, literally give out False information which scares people.
In fact, this "False and Misleading" information is actually against the Australian Fair Trading ACT of 1987.
What does this mean in Australia ?
For adult men the RDI is 3,800 and for women it is 2,800mgs a day.
This means that men can safely eat 11 bananas a day and for women it is at least 7 bananas a day.
WHY is the American USDA mentioned here?
- The answer is simple. Many Australians live in the USA and this info is for everyone.
- Many Australians are often shown data from America in online search results.
- Many Australians actually do not know that Australia has their own RDI standards these days which often differ greatly from that of the USA.
- Also, some older Australian guidelines and information was based on data from the USDA which MAY or MAY NOT be accurate or untainted.
AUSTRALIAN RDI AMOUNTS
So lets look at the Australian RDI amounts. According to the NVR.gov.au there are many different amounts for people depending on Age, Gender etc.
|See the 2016 numbers here.
Too much potassium is bad for you.
Considering that over 80% of people in the western world do not get even 2% of the RDI, it is hard to see this as any kind of threat to humanity.
GLYPHOSATE REMOVES potassium from the body which compounds the health problems of hundreds of millions of people around the world on a daily basis. Eating foods which are high in Potassium (in this case) must be greatly beneficial to these people. (source Dr Stephanie Seneff)
- ALSO, given that when people ate a greater vegetable diet in the past, their Potassium intake levels are estimated to have been 2 - 4 times higher that the RDI (RDA) levels suggested by medical institutions today.
- Scientific evidence shows that 70% - 80% of ingested potassium is processed by the body and of that amount, the majority is excreted by the body.
- Most of the ingested potassium (80-90%) is excreted in urine, the rest being excreted in faeces and sweat (Holbrook et al 1984, Pietinen 1982). Potassium filtered in the glomeruli of the kidney is mostly reabsorbed. The potassium in urine results from secretion into the cortical collecting duct under control of the hormone, aldosterone. High plasma levels of potassium stimulate release of aldosterone to increase the secretion of potassium.
- Potassium requirements can be affected by climate and physical activity, the use of diuretics, and the intake of other electrolytes, notably sodium. Potassium blunts the effect of sodium chloride on blood pressure, mitigating salt sensitivity and lowering urinary calcium excretion (Whelton et al 1997). Given this interrelatedness, requirement for potassium depends to some extent on dietary sodium, however, the ideal sodium:potassium intake ratio is not sufficiently established to use in setting requirements.
- It has been hypothesised that high protein-low potassium diets could induce a low-grade metabolic acidosis that could induce demineralisation of bone, osteoporosis and kidney stones (Barzel 1995, Lemann et al 1999) and epidemiological and metabolic studies have supported this suggestion (Maurer et al 2003, Morris et al 2001, New et al 1997, Sebastian et al 1994, Tucker et al 1999).
- Potential indicators for potassium requirements include potassium balance, serum potassium and clinical endpoints, such as the levels required to avoid hypokalemia, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, bone demineralisation or kidney stones. However, dose-response trials are either not available for many of these endpoints, or are insufficient to estimate average requirements.
- Potassium is required for liver and kidney health and the fact that there is a kidney failure epidemic around the world which is linked to GLYPHOSATE means that more people should be taking greater amounts of potassium daily. (GLYPHOSATE LINKED TO RENAL FAILURE)
- It has been hypothesised that high protein-low potassium diets may induce a low-grade metabolic acidosis that may induce demineralisation of bone, osteoporosis and kidney stones (Barzel 1995, Lemann et al 1999) and epidemiological and metabolic studies have supported this suggestion (Maurer et al 2003, Morris et al 2001, New et al 1997, Sebastian et al 1994, Tucker et al 1999).
The content of this website is for information purposes only. This info is not an attack on anyone or any company. If people are offended by these FACTS, I urge you to do better research and find out the FACTS for yourself instead of reading clickbait websites.
Please watch the video below to see just how MIS-INFORMED doctors and the public are about the health benefits of bananas.