Why You Shouldn't Eat A Banana For Breakfast

Publish Date
Thursday, 18 August 2016, 11:24AM
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Think you're giving your health a boost by grabbing a breakfast banana each morning?

We've got bad news for you - they may acutally be throwing you off your healthy diet plan.

According to Nutritionist Dr Daryl Gioffre, bananas have a good reputation due to their high levels of potassium, fibre and magnesuim, but it isn't a good option for breakfast.

"They'll give you a quick boost," Gioffre told Metro UK, "but you'll soon be tired and feeling hungry."

This is down to the high level of natural sugar found in the fruit.

A banana is made up of around 25 per cent sugar, and the sweetness, paired with their moderate levels of acidity, can give you an initial sugar boost - followed by a mid-morning crash.

Read the full article: NZ HERALD