I don't know what I am asking is silly or not, but I have always heard that eating a banana after a meal helps in digestion.

Some people says before food while others say after.

Is it a fact or some silly myth?


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  • $\begingroup$ I just ate bananas on their own by a 300km bicycle tour, and they did not help by the digestion... $\endgroup$ – inf3rno Nov 5 '14 at 14:11
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    $\begingroup$ This question is on-topic I think but it would also be a very good fit on skeptics.SE if you can prove it is a notable claim. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Nov 5 '14 at 16:08
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    $\begingroup$ This question appears to be off-topic because it is better suited to Skeptics.SE $\endgroup$ – rg255 Nov 6 '14 at 13:33
  • $\begingroup$ I have heard same for Papita. $\endgroup$ – Anubhav Goel Apr 17 '17 at 17:51

Bananas seem to contain lots of dietary fiber that help move consumed food through the intestines (popular article) thereby promoting digestion. Whether one should eat bananas before or after dinner is probably a debatable subject (Yahoo forum).


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