Talk:Morning banana diet

Latest comment: 15 years ago by FreplySpang in topic original research?

original research? edit

I've removed the following text from the article because it looks like original research. The sources don't say "the banana diet works because...." They say "resistant starch does this..." or "dietary fiber does this...." Putting these together with the idea that bananas have resistant starch and dietary fiber (does a banana a day really give you any useful amount of this?) is a form of original research. FreplySpang 01:45, 29 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Scientific explanations for the diet’s effectiveness: Bananas contain resistant starch and total dietary fiber. Resistant starch ferments in the large intestine, which creates by-products (butyrates) that block conversion of some carbohydrates into fuel. A University of Colorado study found that an increase in the amount of resistant starch contained in a meal "significantly increased post-prandial lipid oxidation and therefore could decrease fat accumulation in the long run." Replacing 5.4% of ordinary carbs with resistant starch could boost fat burning by up to 30% [1][2] The dietary fiber in bananas also contributes to weight loss. Finnish researchers analyzed the diets of 500 middle-age obese men and women, and found that those who consumed more fiber and less fat lost three times the weight over a 3-year period than those consuming a high-fat, low-fiber diet. [3]
The article on bananas provides information on the properties of any given banana. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:55, 29 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
(looking) Okay, a banana a day gives you ~ 2.5 - 4 grams of dietary fiber, which isn't nothing, but not enough by itself to count as a "high-fiber diet." My parenthetical question is answered. But my main point still stands. FreplySpang 02:56, 30 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
I don't particularly care how things are phrased on this article myself. I was just pointing you to the answer to one of your questions. :) ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 04:04, 30 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Oh, okay! Sorry to take it the wrong way. :-) FreplySpang 00:49, 1 December 2008 (UTC)Reply


  1. ^ Higgins JA, Higbee DR, Donahoo WT, Brown IL, Bell ML, Bessesen DH (2004). "Resistant starch consumption promotes lipid oxidation". Nutr Metab (Lond). 1 (1): 8. doi:10.1186/1743-7075-1-8. PMC 526391. PMID 15507129.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: unflagged free DOI (link)
  2. ^ Prevention magazine: Nature's Fat-Burning Breakthrough
  3. ^ Lindström J, Peltonen M, Eriksson JG; et al. (2006). "High-fibre, low-fat diet predicts long-term weight loss and decreased type 2 diabetes risk: the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study". Diabetologia. 49 (5): 912–20. doi:10.1007/s00125-006-0198-3. PMID 16541277. {{cite journal}}: Explicit use of et al. in: |author= (help); Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)