What are the advantages and disadvantages of eating a banana for breakfast?

These are the benefits of eating banana in the morning

Advantages:

  • Cleanses the Colon – Banana is rich in enzymes that cleanse the colon. When the gut is healthy, the body is able to absorb more nutrients from the food you eat. In addition, banana is a rich source of dietary fiber and fructose. These nutrients keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy. They also boost the metabolic rate so you’re less likely to gain weight.
  • Promotes Better Digestion –Although loaded with fiber, banana are very easy to digest. They are filling, delicious and are low in calories. During the mornings, the stomach remains at rest. Just like a well-oiled machine, the stomach needs more time before it starts working at its peak. At this point, the stomach cannot tolerate hard-to-digest foods.
  • Low in Calories – Eating a banana is an excellent way to control your calorie consumption. You can eat as many bananas as you like during the morning and not worry about going overboard. You don’t feel deprived because you are always full.

Of course, if there are advantages there should be also disadvantages

Disadvantages:

  • May Cause Constipation – The high fiber content of bananas could trigger constipation in some people. As such, we recommend drinking more than 8 glasses of water each day to prevent constipation.
  • Boosts Blood Sugar Level – Bananas contain fructose, a sugar derived from fruits. As such, the morning banana diet is not recommended for diabetics or the sugar-addicted.
  • Can Cause Cavities – The fructose in bananas is quite sticky. Eating a banana leaves a lot of food debris in between teeth. This increases the risk of cavities. To prevent cavities, make sure to brush your teeth and floss after every meal.

On the other hand….

“reason why you should never east bananas for breakfast”

Despite being chock-full of potassium, fibre and magnesium, bananas aren’t a great option for the first meal of the day.

The reason? They are made up of a whopping 25 per cent natural sugar, which will deliver a sugar rush leading to a crash a few hours on.

Unless it’s paired with another “healthy fat” food, they’ll only temporarily fill you up and leave you feeling sleepy and sluggish later.

Dr. Daryl Gioffre explained: “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.

“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.”

They’re also not great for helping you maintain a healthy digestive system.

Dr Gioffre continued: “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.”

If the thought of swearing off bananas turns your stomach, don’t panic.

Why not pair it up with a healthy fat, such as peanut butter, natural yoghurt or porridge, some spices (a dash of cinnamon) and some herbs?

This will help neutralise the acid and put the brakes on the metabolism of sugar to help dodge a spike and crash.

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