Are bananas bad for me, too?
ENGLAND – Paignton Zoo in Devon, England, isn’t monkeying around with their animals’ diets anymore. Zookeepers are trading the monkeys’ favorite fruit in for green leafy vegetables, saying bananas grown for human consumption are full of sugar and calories.
“Wait, even the fruit isn’t healthy anymore? What’s left?!?!” CNN reader NeoPrudentist posted in what was soon rated the No. 1 comment on the story.
What’s left, indeed. First coffee. Then salmon. Now this?
Not to worry — this isn’t a case of human see, human do. Despite sharing more than 90% of our DNA with these fuzzy primates, humans have some very distinct differences in anatomy.
Those English zookeepers aren’t totally wrong. All fruit contains sugar, and bananas are slightly denser calorie-wise than other types of fruit. But when it comes to nutritional bang for your buck, bananas are hard to beat. Just remember — no monkey business: Eat ‘em in moderation.
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