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The Fiber In Bananas Makes You Feel Fuller

Although bananas do not offer much protein, they still help you feel full because of their fiber. A medium-sized banana has 3.1 grams of fiber. In 2008, a study in the British Journal of Nutrition examined pectin, the soluble fiber in bananas. Pectin made participants feel fuller than other types of fiber.

Sliced bananas covered in maple syrup and a peeled banana are on a plate.
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Because of this, bananas are perfect for weight loss, especially if they’re unripe. Green bananas have a lot of resistant starch, which fills people even more. In a 2019 study, women lost weight when they ate foods with green banana flour.