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Eating a banana for breakfast is a bad idea, doctor reveals - and what to eat instead

Mirror logo Mirror 6 days ago Zahra Mulroy
a half eaten banana: Not a good idea for breakfast on their own © Getty Images Not a good idea for breakfast on their own

If you frequently find yourself short of time in the morning, then breakfast is often the first thing to suffer.

So instead of that wholesome bowl of porridge, you're grabbing whatever you can get.

When time is not on your side, a banana seems like a good idea. It's fruit, it's relative stodgy and it's healthy right?


Sadly that banana breakfast, so filled with potassium and vitamin B6 and free of cholesterol and sodium, ISN'T that good as your first meal of the day after all.

Beautiful hungry woman eating toasts for breakfast © Getty Beautiful hungry woman eating toasts for breakfast

Nutritional expert, Dr. Daryl Gioffre, has imparted some bad news about bananas for breakfast.

"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," she told Byrdie .

"They’ll give you a quick boost, but you’ll soon be tired and feeling hungry".

If you are going to eat a banana, Dr Gioffre recommends not eating them after a meal and, when snacking on one, being sure to pair it with something else either fatty (healthy fats) or with spices.

She adds: "Because bananas are acidic, you’ll have to neutralise the acid to get the benefits of potassium, fibre, and magnesium without the sugar rush".

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