That's interesting about the leg cramps as I've occasionally had terrible cramp in the night and didn't know about the link to bananas. I normally have 4 or 5 a week either on my breakfast cereal or as a snack. I think they're good for you ...... except for a friend who has more like 4 or 5 a day and then had a health scare because his potassium levels were dangerously high.
They are extremely high in sugar/carbs. A single banana can have 30 carbs, which is what you might get in an entire healthy meal. They are also fairly high on the glycemic index--the riper the banana, the more they spike your blood sugar.
It's really not a great fruit choice. There are other ways to get potassium. Things like berries and cherries are fruits that are MUCH better for you.
If you must have banana, eat half of one instead of the whole thing.
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