WASHINGTON -- Bananas, long the bestselling item in produce, have acquired new appeal, after a pair of diet programs endorsed consumption of the formerly forbidden fruit. In two separate announcements, the International Banana Association announced that The South Beach Diet will now allow practitioners to add bananas to their regimen during the diet's maintenance phase. Earlier, the IBA inked a partnership with Weight Watchers to co-promote bananas as the company's upcoming "Pick of the ...

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