Bananas have long been known as a versatile fruit - especially at breakfast time. Whether you are grabbing one as you run out the door to work, popping it in a smoothie, cutting or mashing it to put on your toast or having a yummy banana bran brekkie muffin - you would never think that bananas would actually be bad for breakfast.
According to one nutritional expert, Dr. Daryl Gioffre, the fruit isn't the best option for breakfast - well when eating them on their own anyway.
“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".
Speaking to Byrdie, Dr Gioffre said that while bananas do give a quick boost of energy, the snack alone isn't enough to keep you full until lunch.
"They’ll give you a quick boost, but you’ll soon be tired and feeling hungry".
To avoid the crash of a sugar high, the lifestyle expert and health coach recommends steering away from bananas after a meal and when you're snacking on one, try pairing it with healthy fats and/or spices.
“Because bananas are acidic, you’ll have to neutralise the acid to get the benefits of potassium, fibre, and magnesium without the sugar rush".