They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So we want to make it count, reaching for nutritious options like fresh fruit to jumpstart our day. But, what if I told you that the one fruit most commonly associated with breakfast is actually not a healthy breakfast option after all? That's, right! Bananas are actually one of the worst things you can eat for breakfast. Here's why.
According to nutritionist Dr. Daryl Gioffre, bananas are a poor breakfast food option because they're acidic and full of sugar. "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," he says.
Foods that are rich in sugar are not a good breakfast food option because it can cause you to crash. “They’ll give you a quick boost, but you’ll soon be tired and feeling hungry,” Dr. Gioffre says.
“Because bananas are acidic, you’ll have to neutralize the acid to get the benefits of potassium, fiber, and magnesium without the sugar rush,” Dr. Gioffre says. So, if you can't resist eating a banana for breakfast, just make sure you eat something else along with it to neutralize the acidity and sugar.
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