Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and one of the best things to grab for breakfast when you’re in a hurry is a banana. As your mum probably used to tell you when you were a child, they’re the easiest piece of fruit to eat as they require no washing or peeling.
At least, we thought a banana was one of the best things to eat for breakfast. But according to science, it turns out that having one first thing in the morning isn’t actually as good for you as we might have thought. Not ideal.
Speaking to Byrdie, nutritional expert Dr. Daryl Gioffre said: ‘Bananas seem like the perfect option to grab and go in the morning, but with a closer look you’ll find that bananas eaten alone aren’t the best option because they’re 25% sugar and moderately acidic.’
Fat-burning breakfasts are not only a great start to your day, but they’ll also provide you with enough energy to last all the way through until lunchtime. Although bananas do give you a quick burst of energy, they’re more of a snack and are not enough to set you up for the day, as a good breakfast should do.
‘They’ll give you a quick boost [of energy], but you’ll soon be tired and feeling hungry’ Dr. Gioffre said.
Is there a way to avoid crashing from the quick energy boost, then? Apparently, the key is to pair it with a healthy fat, such as avocado, or spices.
Dr. Gioffre says: ‘Because bananas are acidic, you’ll have to neutralise the acid to get the benefits of potassium, fibre and magnesium without the sugar rush.’
That’s the last time we help ourselves to a banana for breakfast on the way out of the house, then.
Ah, science. You never disappoint.