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Do bananas cause belly fat?

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Bananas do not cause belly fat. Although these have more calories and carbohydrates than most fruits, they contain no fat or cholesterol. Bananas are a good source of dietary fiber, which gives a longer feeling of fullness and pulls some calories in the digestive tract before they get absorbed.

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Research also shows that bananas contain resistant starch, a type of dietary fiber that increase post-meal fat burning by 20 to 25 percent. The body does not absorb resistant starch. While in the gut, resistant starch produces a by-product called butyrate, which is a fatty acid that could inhibit the body to burn carbohydrates. This forces the body to burn fats instead.

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