Healthy eating just got a little bit more complicated…
Hands up who doesn’t always have time for breakfast but makes sure to grab a banana when running out the door?
Or who tucks into a brekkie loaded up with plenty of fresh fruit because, you know, five-a-day and all that?
Turns out that that morning ‘nana is one of the worst foods to start your day with – and that has to be saying something.
According to The Sun, bananas are just as full of sugar as they are potassium, fibre and magnesium; those natural sugars can definitely give you an energy boost first thing, but it can also deliver that dreaded sugar crash a few hours later.
And that can mean a tired, sluggish and not-so-happy you by 11am.
“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 per cent sugar and moderately acidic,” Dr Daryl Gioffre explained.
“Without balancing this banana breakfast with a healthy fat, many of banana’s benefits are lost, while spikes in blood sugar and acid are gained.”
Oh, and there’s another nasty side effect, too.
“When sugar is consumed in any form, it undergoes the process of fermentation, like beer and wine, and turns into acid and alcohol in your body.
“This clogs up your digestive system.”
But wait! There’s a redeeming piece of info for all you ‘nana nuts – and, actually, it has to do with nuts.
Pair your piece of fruit with a healthy fat – like peanut butter, a handful of almonds, porridge or some natural yoghurt – and you’ll get all the benefits and none of the bad stuff.
Breakfast is saved!